It’s 2018 and these days everyone and their mother will tell you not to start a blog. “Blogs are dead!” they cry from Facebook feeds and (ironically) shared blog posts. Perhaps they’re right, and perhaps that’s as good a starting point as any to introduce myself. My name is Morgan J. Pitts, and I’m still getting used to seeing that name in black and white. The “J” is for Jackson, my maiden name; the name “Pitts” came when I married my husband Josiah on a warm August day in the year of our Lord 2017 and the rest, as they say, is history.
Before we married, I received my degree in Professional Communication from Liberty University. The day after my husband and I returned home from our honeymoon, I started my first “grown-up job” as a Technical Writer.
From my earliest memories, I have always been a reader and a writer. In elementary school I filled whole notebooks and every scrap of paper I could find with barely legible words and stories until my parents graciously gave me a hand-me-down laptop for my birthday. For years my words have remained happily confined to a folder on my computer, something meant only for me to read, but now they will live here, too, on this blog with my married name blazoned across the top.
There is a quote by Frederick Buechner that my husband and I have hanging on the wall in our home. It says, “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” I suppose that is why I am here, writing and publishing that writing on this blog. I want to become a better listener to my own life, and I hope it will encourage you to listen to your own life.
All of that to say, I’m glad you’re here, reading a blog in 2018 when blogs are supposed to be dead.
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