March 11, 2010, I posted my first online “musing”. I just finished reading it (again) – I haven’t read it since last March when I first posted it.
Have I made any progress in training my brain to think like an easy-going, non-worrying, glass half full person? I don’t think so, but I am my own worst critic. However, if I asked the hubby or my friends (the people in my life I count on to be honest with me) I would think that they would concur. I guess I’ll have to take a poll! I’ll get back to you on that one.
Have I made any big “What If?” changes in my life? – not really. I’m still a chicken-shit at heart. Changing a chicken-shit into a brave soul is really quite a feat. This will be an ongoing, long process.
Why did I decide to start blogging? I was reading a friend of mine’s blog. I loved it and it inspired me (She hasn’t been on it in a while, but I’m waiting for her to come back to it). You should check it out. I really, really enjoy her writing.
Her blog got me thinking, “What if I started a blog? What would it be about? Me? My family? Would anyone read it? Do I care if anyone reads it? What if I do care and no one reads it?, etc., etc.”
There I was analyzing the idea to death in the usual Jenni-fashion. I told myself to shut up and just do it. So, I did.
Blogging has been really great fun. I’ve made some really nice blog friends – I’ve never met these individuals, but I feel as though I know them through their writing. They are the ones that comment the most frequently on my posts and remind me that someone is actually reading what I’m dishing out!
Writing has been a really good exercise for me – it has really made me think. So. . . .I’ve been thinking a lot.
Wait! Maybe it’s not a good thing…I think I’ve turned into a little bit of a daydreamer (What am I thinking about?Everything). That’s not good – daydreaming is not very productive. One of my traits is having the ability to hyperfocus – it seems to be slipping. Shoot!
Any who,what was I talking about? Oh yeah! What was my most popular post? The one that described our Bed Bug Adventure last spring. This was a couple of months before bed bugs became a big news item (we were ahead of our time!).
My second most popular post has been my first one – Thoughts on “What If?”. I find that somewhat interesting. I guess I’m not the only one out there wondering what the heck we are supposed to be doing here.
Well, I am definitely looking forward to my next year in blogging about this, that and the other thing. I hope you are looking forward to reading about it!
Happy Blogaversary to you! I’ve enjoyed every single post.
You are too kind. xoxox
Happy anniversary! — and thanks for the links to the other blogs, they’re awesome.
Aw, Jenni. Happy Blogaversary to YOU! As you know, I shall remain forever grateful that you were the first person to leave me a comment on my blog, not so many weeks ago. I had NO idea that blogging was…well…blogging. I didn’t realize that I would “meet” a community of like-minded (or not) amazing women, who through their writing, were just trying to make sense of their days, or share their successes, lessen their pain. I think you are amazing. And I feel so supported that you have included my blog in your list. Gracious. Thank you, for everything. See you here again, soon.
Hey, I never saw your first post. What a great read!
And congrats on being one year old. The good news? That’s only one spank! 🙂
I say we celebrate the occasion with a taco ring!
Thinking is a good thing. When it comes to the brain it is definitely use it or lose it!
Thanks! Did you watch the video? That guy was spectacular!
You’re right, thinking is a good thing as long as it doesn’t turn into too much daydreaming :).
I sure did. The watched the whole thing. I understand he was trying to be a motivational TED kind of speaker, which was okay, but it was really more like a stand up routine and I thought he was hilarious. I told my wife about the video and I’m going to see if she’ll watch it, too.