Two days in a row I have managed to visit a place I have not explored in probably close to 7-8 years. Which is actually fairly strange because it’s an incredibly useful spot. Furthermore, I love to read and the amount of books there is unfathomable. That’s right- you guessed it… the library. Surprisingly, Toledo has quite a few of them all neatly spread throughout the city.
I was in the downtown area the other day and happened to pass the main branch of our local library and noticed they had reopened after closing their doors for renovations that took nearly 9 months to complete. But let me just say the updates are stunning. They preserved a lot of the original classic architecture and added a modern feel to some areas. Yet every area includes the most current technology which allows patrons to independently fulfill whatever needs they may have… but just around the corner you’ll find a staff member for any possible questions or issues you might run into.
Anyhow, on this spontaneous trip to the library I searched their electronic catalog for resources regarding creative writing or journalism references. To my surprise there are countless books explaining everything I am eager to learn about how to be a better writer and possibly start making a living with it. That right there, ladies and gentlemen, is what I want to do when I grow up.
After parusing various how-to books I finally discovered more specific writings on creating a memoir. Something I have long been anxious to do. Not necessarily because I have lived the most interesting life, but because I have a story to tell. Life lessons to share. Memories to relive in order to gain a greater understanding of them.
I borrowed 12 separate books on the subject and plan to spend the next month dissecting them so that I can make this long awaited dream a reality. Hopefully it will not only be a dream come true, but a therapeutic experience that’ll benefit my emotional maturity.
Stay tuned! 😉