I soon discovered that writing a blog was fun but reading other blogs was incredible too. I found inspriation and validation in knowing that there were other women going through many of the same day to day experiences and finding humor and happiness in the journey. As I read I started having thoughts that I wanted to get out...so I started stepping away from just sharing a snapshot and a blurb. I started reflecting and sharing more about my journey as a woman and mom. Posting a picture of the zoo and saying we had a delightful time is great but taking a moment to reflect on a peak and valley to my day started giving me pause. It encouraged me to slow down and even on a rough day find a moment I wanted to remember or change.
I am in awe that there are a number of family and friends and friends of family and friends that stop by and read my ramblings. I am NOT a writer and actually, for many years growing up, I stressed my mom out with my poor grammer and writing skills. So you might notice I over use the ...... and other silly things. Sorry.
I love that people email me thoughts or share their day. It has brought me closer to old friends from high school. It has connected me with new mom friends that live right here in my neighborhood.
While reading other blogs out there I notice that many speak of friendships that they have made through blogging. Connections that have changed their lives. Women who get together once a year and enjoy wine and conversation. I LOVE the idea of this.
I decided that this year I wanted to continue to enjoy reading blogs and to continue to challenge myself in the writing for my blog. I am also challenging myself to connect with more of the blogs I read. Most of the time, in the past, I have enjoyed reading so many blogs....many are listed on the left hand side of my page. I rarely commented...and then I realized...that just like me...they probably wonder who is reading what they write and what do they think. So I have challenged myself to say hi, throw out a comment, and engage in the conversations that are out there in the blogosphere. It has been so fun!
As mentioned on Playgroups are No Place for Children
So today, I challenge anyone who stops by my silly little blog...to say hi! STOP LURKING! And tell me a joy that you have had today. Is the sun shining, are them temps more reasonable, did your little one get his coat on without a battle, did you get out of the house on time, was your parking spot prime, did a coworker have a joke that gave you a smile, is your day almost over, is tomorrow Friday? Was your coffee extra yummy, did you get to sleep in, did your husband leave you with a kiss, are you caught up on laundry... What has given you joy!
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading and for taking a moment to comment or email every once in a while. It really does put a skip in my step! 2010 my goal is to make even more connections while still making this a place that will give my boys a glimpse who their mama was on a day to day basis...because I would give anything to know how my mom did it - and did it well!