Welcome to my blog. As this is my first post, and I don't really know what I'm doing yet, please bear with me.
I'm trying to set down exactly why I'm starting this blog. For one thing, I like to write. Since my favorite types of writing are poetry and creative memoirs, I don't get much of an outlet for that in college. I guess I've decided that I want the chance to be heard. Of course, that places an enormous responsibility on me. As a famous Rav (I forgot who) once said, "Not everything thought should be said, not everything said should be written, not everything written should be sent, and not everything sent should be published." In this case, "not everything written should be posted."
I've learned this lesson, and let me tell you, it was a hard one to learn. It came only with lots of T'filos and tears. For a while, I couldn't bear to write; thoughts of the pain I inflicted on other Yidden, however unintentional, haunted me. But over time, I realized that I have a gift, and when Hashem gives you a gift, He means you to use it. So here I am, trying in my small way to use my gift. Properly, with the right kavanos - to share a little bit of inspiration with others.
4 days ago