I hate to do this again so soon, (another meme of sorts), but it’s either now or wait til I’m a hundred.
I choose now, but you’re more than welcome to wait, or skip it completely…..
Here’s the deal:
Infomercial was my 50th post. 50! To me, it’s a big deal. I’d never really knew about blogging until my friend, Jules, taught me about it. I was skeptical at first. I began by reading her posts and found myself cracking up. Then she introduced me to Terri, explaining that Terri reminded her of me – a mother of teenagers and a bowling fanatic. So I hopped on over to Terri’s site and read “Go Ahead. Ask Me How I Bowled.” And it was so fun reading through her stories.
I was still skeptical about writing my own. After all, I have a tough shell around me, and posting my thoughts on the internet seemed like it would allow others to break into my tough exterior and see my vulnerable insides.
Little did I know how much I would enjoy it. Not only has it been a fantastic way to memorialize events, but it’s helped me through some stressful times, and I feel like I have made some very good friends along the way.
I didn’t post a whole lot during my first few months. Mostly because I was busy, but also because they took me a long time. I felt like they needed to be perfect, so I would read through my drafts over and over again, until I felt they were decent enough to publish. And then after I published them, I would still rehash them in my mind and sometimes go back in and change them. Ugh. Sometimes it’s hard to be me. But lately, I haven’t been as critical with myself, so I’ve been able to post more often.
And now I’m at 50 posts! So I wanted to just share a few of my favorites with you.
My very first blog happens to be one of my favorites. It took me a very long time to write, because as I mentioned, I felt a little vulnerable putting my story out for all to see, so I had to make sure it was perfect. But it was so much fun, and I excitedly showed it off to my husband after I’d posted it. I grinned giddily whenever he laughed. I thought, “This is good!” 🙂
Talk About Distracted Drivers is my most embarrassing topic. It took some guts for me to write about it, but the story was too funny not to share.
I had fun with Double Whammy as well. This was the first time I got to show off my husband’s sense of humor. And it also gives you a sense of my stubbornness.
Our Awesome Adventure will allow you a look at my family. There are plenty of photos, although my oldest was unable to join us. It was only a three day trip, but we squeezed in so much that it really was awesome!
These last two posts that I’ll refer you to stemmed from Terri’s posts about Kacey leaving for college. Terri really has changed my way of thinking. I had been caught up in the stress of everyday living and parenting, and wasn’t really focusing on what’s important. She has helped me look at my daughter, especially, with a new set of eyes. A Taste of College Life and She’s Back! are my favorites about her.
So, if you’ve taken the time to look back, thanks! It’s been a fun ride, and I’m looking forward to the next 50!