I Don’t Cilantro That Charleston Currents Doesn’t Cilantro
A while back, Charleston Currents asked me to write an article explaining the concept of my cilantro blog. They requested 600 words, which is a rather long post for me. (I try to make them 250 – 350 words as a general rule.)
I fretted and worried and procrastinated. After all, I’ve largely been writing this blog as a form of therapy and self improvement. I never imagined people actually reading it, other than my husband who is supportive of anything I do. It’s nice that people connect with it, but that’s never really been the point. For me, the challenge has been to post something every day that either breaks down a little more of my own cilantro or poses thoughts for why we all should cilantro less.
Along the way, this blog continues to reinforce for me that using the word H-A-T-E to describe anything is a waste of energy and hot air. Even used casually, it assigns more value to an annoying or unpleasant situation than it is worth. Usually, saying “cilantro” just makes me laugh. It sounds too ridiculous not to have any other outcome, thus turning a negative situation into a mirth creator.
I’m grateful to Andy Brack and Ann Thrash for thinking my little blog project was worthy of their publication. I hope you enjoy reading my submission by clicking here.