Tuesday, June 26, 2012

because everyone is doing it

Here goes attempt number two, me trying to have a blog. I suppose having a blog is not the problem; having an updated and regularly used blog is the problem. Admittedly, I have never been good at keeping a personal record, of any kind. Every time I open up my journal I cringe to see when I have written last, up to a year in between journal entries? Yes, that has totally happened. In fact, I started a journal when Daniel and I got married. I wrote in that journal everyday, for two days. Our three year anniversary is now approaching, and that journal is pathetically sparsely filled.

With that being said, here is my attempt at a blog. Why start now? Because everyone is doing it. Seriously, I see so many links on facebook to cute blogs with witty posts and pictures of family outings and daily life goings on (I have no shame in pointing the finger on this one, Julie Cannon, you put me to shame, and I love you). And don't even get me started about Pinterest! EVERYONE has a blog, making deliciously tempting recipes, displaying cute crafty projects, blah blah blah. Will i have a blog like the aforementioned, most certainly not. Mostly because I am the worst person at posting pictures, I could blame it on the fact that I do not know how to post pictures on a blog, but that is a lame excuse. I'm sure I could bug my husband enough to teach me how, but I am lazy. And if i am going to keep an updated blog, I do not needed the added pressure of making it look nice and fancy!

Who do I think will read this blog? My mom (hi mom!), Julie Cannon because I will post on her facebook that this is all her fault and she will be intrigued and come check it out. Other than those choice two, probably no one. However, this blog may be more about proving a point to myself than anything else. Can I keep it updated? Can I do it for more than a week? Well, we'll see. My other reason is less about proving something and more about me. That's right, I am doing this for me! I miss writing. I have joked to my family before when I was in college, i'm not sure what my major will be, but I know I can always major in english. At the hardest and darkest points in my life, writing helped (a little, but it helped). I loved writing short stories in high school. I love expressing myself through the written (or typed) word. And since getting married and more so, becoming a mom, I do less and less for me, and more and more for my boys. So here is my effort to turn on my writer brain, and do something with the internal narrator I have going on.

Wish me luck, I hope I come back to this blog!


  1. Good luck! I hope you write some more blog posts! Adding pictures is pretty simple, let me know if you want me to help you with that or anything else for your blog. Mine is not super fancy either but I love it

  2. You know you can always count on your sister. I love reading your ramblings. :) Seriously though I've always thought you were very talented! Keep the posts coming!

    1. well i know i can always count on my sister, but i do know she has a busy life, and a little person who can be extremely demanding, and beautiful daughter too ;) thanks sisssy!

  3. and I am enjoying it too!
    Lynne Christensen