Today marks a month that I have been writing and sharing my blog. Although for a better part of a year I had wanted to begin the blog, certain self-inflicted roadblocks were in my way: 1. I tend to be introverted and when I was in a doubtful space, I would ask myself “who would want to read anything I wrote anyway” (we all have self-doubt sometimes!) and 2. the technical side of anything tends to overwhelm me (just ask my kids when I bug them about the most minor questions concerning my phone!)
As it always helps for me to feel informed, I ordered “Blogging for Dummies” by Amy Lupold Bair and Susannah Gardner and after reading that, felt better, but still overwhelmed with the learning curve of software programs, cyber-security, RSS feeds and so forth. And so I hired a web designer to get me going; she helped re-vamp my website, set me up for blogging, trained me on Word Press, and here I am. The lesson I take away from this whole process is to not procrastinate when apprehensive; to challenge those fears with facts and faith. But the greater feeling I have today is that of being thankful.
Thank you to everyone who has shown me support in this endeavor. Every word of encouragement, every subscription, every “click to read more.” To my partner, my girls, my family, my friends; to my co-workers, business contacts and anyone who has subscribed to my blog, I thank you. We often say that it takes a village to raise a child, but I think we need a village when we are adults as well. Thanks for being a part of my village.
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Above all, keep reading; I truly appreciate it! 🙂
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8 thoughts on “Feeling Grateful”
Congratulations on your first month! So far I find these little gems just the right size at just the right time to indeed be part of the anchor of my day. I’ve also enjoyed the links to podcasts or YouTube. It expands my horizons, given that it would not occur to me to step outside of books and journal articles. Thanks for gently guiding this almost dinosaur to more modern pastures.
Almost dinosaur? Hardly! I have always appreciated all of your wisdom and your use of language in getting a point across is humorous and always fitting. Thank you!!
I love reading your blog, it’s the first thing I do before I get up and get moving in the morning. I appreciate each topic and even if I think it might not be relevant to me, it always is is some way! Thanks for starting this blog and for being brave enough to put yourself out there 🙂
Thanks Julie! I appreciate the feedback 🙂
How time flies, a month already, it has been a very big pleasure to be a part of your village, your kindness and willingness to extend past your immediate family and to share your thoughtfulness and compassion to all of us who need it is a true testament of who you are, what your sharing aren’t just words, their feelings , their expierances and you speak on a level that we can all understand and relate to, keep up the great work, and Thankyou for allowing me to be a part of it, everyday brings a new adventure . Your “Special K” 🙂
My “Special K”…I love it 🙂 Thanks for all of your kind words and most importantly, your support. It is lovely and unyielding which I truly appreciate!
I start my day with your blog. As a result I am led to see things in different ways which helps me to understand more fully some of the decisions I have made in the past (not always good ones). It is a learning process which I welcome. Never too old to learn. I’m proud of you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge with us.
Thanks Mom! I appreciate your thoughts and value all of our time together 🙂