Being an April baby, I am quite honored to share the month with a celebration of poetry. The Burnside Blog will be joining in the festivities by posting a poem-a-day. Poetry is not my forte. I am much more a prose girl than anything else. However, just as NaNoWriMo stretched my fiction skills, I thought that refocusing my writing this month might develop a poetic proficiency. I would like to complete another installment in the abandoned places series, and I will be away from the computer for several weekends this month, but I am still issuing myself a challenge to write some poetry, post some old stuff (I've unearthed a mysterious collection of poems from high school and early college), or highlight poets I love. I invite you to join me (even if it is a month of haikus).
Apparently, this month is full of celebrations, and I feel at least a bit compelled to celebrate many of them:
Alcohol Awareness Month - I am the daughter of an alcoholic, I use to work with families in addiction... and I really like beer
Card and Letter Writing Month - I always have the best of intentions in this area...
Celebrate Diversity Month - I like people who aren't like me (I like people who are like me, also, for the record...)
Emotional Overeating Awareness Month - My emotional appetite really likes ice cream... and pizza... and venti cinnamon dolce lattes... mmm... (I think I need a walk!)
Financial Literacy Month - I heart Dave Ramsey... and my snowball is growing, slowly but surely... I also like Suze Orman 'cause she's sassy!
Global Child Nutrition Month - Most kids in the world don't have to worry about emotional overeating awareness month... they're more concerned with where the next meal will come from... I think I will celebrate these two celebrations hand in hand
Humor Month - So this priest walks into a bar, and he said "man, that hurt!"
Southern Belles Month - Y'all, we can have a good time... but we cannot be wild!; I never fully understood that expression, but no, I am not "shitting" you; We'll leave you alone, but we'll be listening from the kitchen so talk loud; pink is my signature color...
Stress Awareness Month - Believe me, I'm aware...