If you’re like me there are some things you know you need to do but you just don’t feel like it, or life just gets in the way, or maybe kids get in the way. For example, who folds clothes right out of the laundry? My clothes travel from the dryer to the clothes basket, to the closet awaiting the day I choose to fold them and put them away. The closet is also where my books, luggage, keepsakes, shoes, and probably a bunch of other stuff have been for the past 5 years. Honestly, it just got away from me and I couldn’t seem to find the motivation to clear everything out and organize it. But it’s a new year right? I love the new year, and fresh starts. This year I decided to go after whatever it is that has been sitting around in the closet of my mind and at least attempt to do something I enjoy and that could be helpful to people.
I wasn’t thinking about seriously starting a blog until I found one of the most precious items from my childhood, my very first journal. I’m a nostalgic kinda person so I remember going to the flee market with my dad one Saturday. You know you can find all kinds of things at flee markets. I used to love going and rummaging through things. Daddy would give us a couple dollars and let us buy whatever we wanted. I still love rummaging to this day. It was February 20, 1988 when I bought my first diary. I was seven years old and in first grade. It looks like a bunch of pages were torn out. So I’m assuming I started writing and messed up and could not bear the thought of mistakes on the first page. On February 21, 1988 I wrote my first journal entry. I started every entry with “Dear Diary….” I wrote about studying dinosaurs and going on a field trip to a science museum. I talked about how I felt going to the movies and what a great time I had that day. My writing back then was very concise. I was short and to the point. I love that writing takes me back in time remembering childhood moments.
As far back as I can remember I have always been better at communicating my thoughts on paper rather than verbally. Most people think I’m a “quiet person”. I am. But that’s only because I like to process information before I speak. If I can’t process fast enough then I tend to just keep my mouth closed. I’m the kinda person who weighs my words heavily before I say something. Sometimes to a fault, because I’m very aware of how people feel and usually pick up on feelings fairly quickly. So all that to say that this is why I decided to start this blog. Finding that diary reminded me of my love for journaling.
This blog is about being a woman, a wife, a mom, and everything in between. It’s about remembering moments. It’s my truth. I’m blogging about my life, my fears, my failures, and my successes. I love the idea of having something to pass on to my grandchildren one day. They will actually be able to read about my life and know what it was like living in the “olden” days. I also love the power of influence and the power of the written word. Who knows? Maybe someone reading one of my blogs will be encouraged my something I say or it will give them the freedom to let go of a unhealthy mindset.
SO BEAR WITH ME…. Anything worth having is worth taking the time to do right. So I’m taking my time with you Blogging World!!