So, um, I have a blog.
I am an avid blog reader. I have my favorites and I read them daily. It's like checking Facebook or shaving my legs...the day just doesn't seem quite right if I don't do it. So, after feeding my children and getting coffee (more on that later) I sit and read my blogs. Someone recently asked me if I check the news too. Nope. Blogs are good enough for me.
After seeing this, Andy told me I should jump in and start my own blog. I briefly considered. Then other people started saying the same thing. Then something inside of me really wanted to give it a try. I do this, though, with reservation. I feel like I should express these thoughts so we all start on the same page (oh, no pun intended) and so expectations aren't too high.
My reservations/thoughts about blogging in the form of a beautiful list:
1. Blogs are public. Very public. It can kinda be scary to put yourself out there. I have noticed that as people get farther away from face-to-face conversation (emailing, texting, blogging) they get brave (read: CARELESS) with what they say. I do not want to be careless. I do not want to put more out there than I should. Note to self: think first, blog second.
2. Technology and I are not friends. I have a college degree and can barely make a power point presentation. Seriously.
3. The name. Oh, the name. This was harder than naming my children. Ridiculous, right? I wanted something clever, somewhat unique, easy to remember, personal, but not too personal (see #1). I was alone with my brain, pen, and piece of paper and I went to work brainstorming. Something with my name? Alliteration? Something "mommy"? I came up with a few decent ones. One was really cute, but was taken. Great, another problem. I needed the perfect name that wasn't already taken by someone else. This list-making/thinking session went on for quite some time. If you know me (and chances are you do if you are reading this first post) you will know that I have a hard time letting things go. Others may call it obsession; I call it passion. I needed a blog name and I was not giving up until I had one. Finally, at 2 a.m., I was just tired. If there is anything I like more than completing a task, it's sleeping. So, I told myself I could think more tomorrow morning, but only after my coffee. Wait, wait...that was it. I loved it. My blog, complete with name, was born.
4. I must have something to write about. Kind of a biggie. I think I do. I want to write about important things-faith, family, things I've learned. I also will include things that aren't so important, because great deals at Target deserve their time in the limelight too. And of course, I will have tons of pictures and stories about two certain adorable children.
I have a blog. Come back and read. Comment. Enjoy. I will write more for you...just not before my coffee.