Thursday, May 25, 2006

To blog it or not to blog it

As I have started to write, I realize that I can either be intensely personal in this blog or stay on the surface. My person would tend towards wanting to delve into personal matters. That being said, I'll have to limit who I tell about my blog. If I write about someone, I don't necessarily want them to read it here.

Fellow bloggers, do you only hand out your blog info to your "blog world". Do your parents, friends, co-workers, or in-laws read it? I am just curious. Some things I would love to journal are very personal and I'd be OK if strangers read it, but not people I know.

I think some of my lack of blogging has been due to the fact that I am not sure of all that I want to put out there. I guess time will help me figure that out.

I am still in Dallas this week. It has been a fine trip albeit hot. I always appreciate home a little more once I've been gone. I fly home tomorrow. We have a fun weekend coming up with family visiting and hopefully nice weather.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Actually, not everyone is doing it

I have started to tell people that I now have a blog. To say the least, the reaction is mixed. Some people hardly even know what a blog is. Can you believe it? It feels like I have entered an underworld. Will I find out more that I don't know about blogging?

I am taking a trip to Dallas next week for work. I look forward to it, actually. I get to interact with clients and co-workers. I miss that aspect of my job since working from home. I far prefer a domestic, one-week trip to a two-week trip to Venezuela. I will be perfectly content if I NEVER have to go there again. My last trip was by far the worst when I had to go to El Tigre, Venezuela. It is the MIDDLE of NOWHERE, Venezuela. Couple that with the fact that Venezuela is not always known for its safety, and it makes it the worst place I've ever been on this earth. But the people are VERY friendly.

I started reading Light on Snow by Anita Shreve--recommended by jennifer. I can already tell it is a good one.

The rain is coming down and it looks refreshing to me. It is as if the freshly budding trees and flowers are soaking it up for nourishment. I felt that way in therapy today. I realize that my blog just took a sharp turn to the personal. It was like a fresh rain to nourish me. I hadn't been in a few weeks and it was so nice to catch up and check in. I am not going to go again for 6 weeks because it appears as though everything is going pretty well for me right now. I feel ages better than I did a year ago at this time (even though I knew I'd be moving to Rochester at this time last year). It is amazing what a year of family, security, support and home has done for me. I look forward to more growth and love. I feel so blessed.

So, I hope that as my non-blogging friends read this, that they become enchanted with blogging like I have. It is a journal that can't be beat. I need to start doing some pics of Owen. Next on the list...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Everyone is doing it

I figured everyone else is doing this, so why shouldn't I? Actually, I feel like I am about 2 years behind what everyone is doing. I have been reading some friends' blogs and really enjoy it. It kind of feels like I can see another part of their lives.

One other reason I want to do this is to document more of the precious things my child says every day. I am TERRIBLE at writing these things down. Since I am on the puter every day, I figured maybe I'd have a better chance of writing it online.

So, I begin my blogging journey.