“Why Do I Write?”

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By Cheryl Coleman

When I was asked to write a blog several months ago, my first thought was I don’t write! Yet, blogging has now become a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. On this blogging journey, my thought process has changed from “I can’t do this”, to “let me write to share my personal experiences with  friends, family and other parents”. It’s actually pretty simple- when you are passionate about something, you want to share it with the world. Whether I am talking about education, my community or even the challenges we still face as black women and men, writing is the perfect way to share my passion.

It has also helped me reinforce things I preach to my daughter. Writing requires discipline, time and commitment. When my daughter sees me set aside time to write and I stick with that schedule It shows her how dedicated I am.

Writing allows me to voice my opinion, share my ideas, thoughts, and feelings with other people. It’s also a great way to build awareness in the community. My hope is that my blogs provide information to others that can be beneficial to them or someone they know.