Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'VE BEEN THINKING

I am thrilled, overwhelmed, surprised, yet excited to have had over 500 'hits' on this website in the first week.  Many of you have asked what my plans or intentions are with 'the blog', and quite honestly, I hadn't thought that far ahead!  For those who know me well, that may come as a bit of a surprise.  I am one who usually has things planned, and executed to the nth degree, before I breathe a word to anyone about what I'm up to.  Well, here's to a new leaf being turned!

I've had a busy, exhausting week!  Somewhat like buyers remorse - the whole intensity and excitement of preparing, building and publishing the blog and then . . . poof, zapped of energy and when questioned by peers as to my plans . . . I find myself wondering 'what was I thinking?'  My son told me "Mom, you're an All-Star!" . . . now coming from a 14 year old who wears his heart on his sleeve . . . I didn't know what to think!  He says to me "blog, facebook, twitter, website, what's next" and I was stumped for an answer!

At a recent gathering,  I had the pleasure of chatting and catching up with two dear women, Auntie I and Auntie Joan. In conversation, I asked Auntie Joan about her family, a portion of her response was "well, just like the rest of us, they all have their ups and downs."  That my dear friends is honesty and was somewhat of an 'aha' moment for me!  So often, we hide behind the facade of our choice, be it work, stuff, things, emotions - pretending everything is perfect, ultimately choosing not to share our trials and tribulation with those whom matter the most to us.

I've been thinking . . . yeah, I know, it scares me too, not to mention hurts my head!  Truth be known, I was probably thinking before the 'All-Star' status and 'aha' moment, just not as brightly!  I'm a thinker, that's what I do and in my hours of thought I've acknowledged that my main reason for blogging is to openly and honestly share 'me' and my own life experiences, trials, and tribulations.  By doing so, I hope to encourage others to grow, heal, and learn about themselves and others.  I'm not perfect, although damn close, and have an amazing sense of humor I might add!  As Auntie Joan said "we all have our ups and downs" . . . I believe it's how we deal with them that makes the difference.

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