Why do I write?

Written by Leny Grott

It has been a little over three months since I started writing my blog and a few times people have asked, why are you doing that if you are not getting paid?

I’m not doing it for the money.

I am writing because I like to read my thoughts.  It relaxes me when I have an idea and I am able to type it. 

I enjoy the process of thinking that happens in my mind, sometimes in English, sometimes in Spanish, and often I make up words that don’t exist in either language.  I have to stop and look up the word to see if it’s a real word.  

Writing in English is very challenging for me, that’s why I choose to do it. I enjoy a challenge and the results that follow!

Writing makes me happy.  I am a preschool teacher by profession and by heart.   Teaching, talking and being around people brings me joy. 

When the Covid 19 pandemic began, I wasn’t able to do any of these. 

Blogging, I discovered, is a way to continue teaching and communicating.

For whom do I write?

Firstly, I write for myself!  I don’t know how this sounds to you, but it’s the truth.  I write from my heart.

Secondly, I write what I think is important to know as a parent, caregiver, aunt, uncle, grandparent, teacher or simply if you know a child.

The main goals of my posts are to provide information about something I feel you should know if you are around children including ideas and tools that would benefit them.

The topics I’ve chosen are the ones I wished someone would have told me about at some point in my life.

Perhaps, Why do children build forts? https://storytimewithleny.com/why-do-children-build-forts/

I remember being in the classroom and feeling the fear and anxiousness of some parents as they left their children at school or when having a Parent-Teacher conference. There are so many things parents should and could know. I would like to help with that.

Sharing our experiences and knowledge helps others.  I don’t pretend to have all the answers but am eager to share what I have learned along my professional and personal journey. 

In Conclusion, writing this blog has given me the opportunity to connect with people and sharing with them what’s in my  “teacher/mom” heart.

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  1. Cristina

    This is the most beautiful post that I’ve seen today! Thank you for sharing what’s in your mom/teacher heart!! ❤️

    Btw, I love your Instagram feed! 👏👏👏

    • Leny Grott

      Thank you so much for your kind words!


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