Many wonderful discussions and learning experiences in life start out with a simple question. “Why?”.
It’s the favorite question of small children learning about their world. “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do I have to have a bedtime?” “Why does Johnn get to do that but I don’t?”. . . sometimes as a parent you are overwhelmed with “Why”.
But it’s a perfect writing prompt, the start of many interesting things. I frequently write posts that explain “how”. How to make gravy. How to pack a lunch. How to create a mending kit. Although I touch on the reasons behind writing those particular posts, the concentration is on getting what the Army would have called “actionable items” out there to use.
I’ve wanted to touch more on the philosophy and reasons we choose to run our household and live our lives the way we do, but was at a bit of a loss on how to organize my thoughts. That’s when I realized the perfect way to frame a series of posts–with “Why”. Actually not just with why, but with “Why do you”.
So I’ll be writing many posts over the next year on the WHY behind the HOW. If there is a particular “Why” you’ve been burning to know, just ask in the comments or send me an email.
Here are some examples of upcoming “Why do you?” posts that are in the works!
Why do you cook from Scratch?
Why do you love old cookbooks?
Why do you read so much?
Why are you learning the guitar?