I started this blog in the Winter of 2008, but seriously spent a good year trying to find out what I was supposed to be doing here. Once I got a hold of a few readers, and discovered some other blogs that I enjoyed, I was slightly hooked. A year ago I started meeting the people that were inspiring me, and then, fuhgedaboudit.
Here are a few things I have learned in the last 2.5 years:
One: I enjoy writing. I am a total late bloomer, but I like it. I have found a part of myself that I didn't know was in there. Writing has helped me to pay more attention to my life, especially during these past ten months as I have blogged everyday.
Two: Women make incredibly strong connections. It's not like I didn't already know this, but in blogging I have had it confirmed over and over again. I have found places where my faith has been strengthened. I have found places where my worries have been validated. And I have found a spot to think out loud through all of it.
Third: I have cried so hard I couldn't see the monitor (think NieNie's initial post-accident face shot). I have laughed so hard that I couldn't breathe. I am not kidding. It has all happened right here where I ponder. It still amazes me that although I have always been a person who enjoys people, that I have found a new way to connect here. Did I mention that sometimes I laugh so hard that everyone in my family starts laughing (think DeNae)? It happened just last night. :)
When August 19 hits I will reevaluate if I will keep going daily or not. It has been tough some days, but to me the challenge and the deadlines have been good. I work well under those kids of conditions. A big thank you to people who take the time to stop by and read. It is nice to know what I write will be read by people. And an even bigger thank you to those that have inspired me. I think I am a better person for having known you, and for having written about it.