Thursday, January 27, 2011

Where to Begin?

I have been preparing to start this blog for the past week or so, but I am at a loss as to how to begin.  I feel as if I should create some fabulous, witty blog post that launches this new undertaking, something worthy to be on Michael’s blog instead.  Alas, I don’t have one.  I was thinking today just what I wanted this blog to be.  I’ve seen friends whose blogs are all about the life and times of their families and others that are more of personal thoughts and feelings.  I think this blog will end up being a combination of the two….at least until I find my blogging confidence and stop worrying about what I post. 

Those of you who know me know what a perfectionist I am when it comes to anything creative.  Therefore, I never create anything as it is never up to my standard.  So, I guess this blog will also be a partial New Year’s resolution.  I am resolving to be less of a perfectionistic people pleaser.  It is so tiring and nerve-racking.  I am tired of worrying if the things I am doing, saying, or thinking are good enough.  I’ve decided that people can like me for me or not.  So, I’m not going to worry about my blog posts.  I’m just going to do the ones I want to remember and be happy about it.  They…and I…will not be perfect, but that’s okay!

To my children – I hope to be able to archive the memories of our family for you to enjoy with your own families years down the road.  It may be arrogant, but I hope that these blog posts are still around for generations to come and that our great-great-great grandchildren can read them and know who we were and what our lives were like. 

To my family and friends – I hope to be able to keep in touch with you, even if only through relating what we are doing.  There are so many of you that we don’t get to see or visit nearly as often as we would like.  This blog is a way that I can feel like we are not completely disconnected. 

So, here we go…………