Blogging, little as I understand it, has become my thing. I am a big starter and a so-so finisher. I’ve been blogging for nearly three years, which is HUGE for me.
Blogging walked me through the adoption of our son from China. I started following a few adoption blogs from the agency’s yahoo group. As I followed, I gained the courage to hold the course through the uncertain nature of adoption. I started my own, in hopes of sharing my story for those who’d walk that path.
One day, I saw a “blogs I follow” list. Too new, to know a niche or that I had wandered away from camp, I found this blog. I laughed until I snorted and tears ran down my cheeks.
I stay home with my kids. It can get lonely. In December 2009, Jennifer posted to a meme at that blog. Since then, we have built a friendship that I care about as much as some of my dearest IRL friendships. She has encouraged me, mentored me, laughed when I laughed and cursed when I could only cry. Like the finest friends do.
Blogging saw me through the adoption, my husband’s miserable job situation, walked with me through some health issues and realizing what a mid-life crisis is. I think there were a lot of laughs, along the way.
I found Aiming Low several months ago. They sound like how I speak in real life, except I can’t use the the eff word. I do think it. Remember, I am homeschooling two (2) 15 year-old girls.
Aiming Low has a Non-Conference.
The first time I saw the ad…
“Yep, it’s what I think it is.”
The next time,…
I took a longer look.
“It’s not that far away.”
Then, when all my blogging
crushes role models went to BlogHer, I got serious. I looked at the cost to stay at Callaway Gardens,
From then on, I diligently looked from references to Non-Con. It wasn’t expensive. On the contrary, it’s quite reasonable. It’s just that in recovering from our season of
going without food so the company owner could vacation in Hawaii economic recession, we need to plan for things that come next–Christmas and extra-curricular activities .
Then, I saw it…
I wanted to write a sassy post. I wanted to write a clever post. But the truth is…
I’ve nearly imploded in the last three years. The blog probably saved my life. Now, it’s time to build a soapbox to stand on to tell my story. If there is one thing I am, it’s smart enough to know from whom I like to learn and for whom I’d like to fetch coffee. Non-Con is “slam-packed” with the kind of stars I’d like to hitch my wagon to.
That’s, All Y’all.
Tell, Ree, if she’s of a mind to take the weekend off, I’ll bring rolls.
Thanks to Simply Sassy Media for the challenge.