Tuesday, January 1, 2008

First Time Blog-ing

A new year and a new hobby; blogging.

I am not sure where to start, however, I have some, okay, many random ideas as to how I'd like to see my blogging experience unfold...

  • I'd like to recap 2007 and how I've grown through the experiences that I had; of course I may need a box of tissue and a bottle of wine to do it, but in the end my soul smiles and feels gratitude and mostly has expanded (how wonderful)

  • What I'd like to see of me in 2008; in short, a more patient person, slow down, remember that I have two ears and only one mouth, be courageous, forgive, provide a wonderful place called home and all that entales for my family (hubby, kids, organization, finances) and mostly love myself and care not only for my soul but also my body as it is the harbor that houses my soul

  • Share a beautiful experience that I had alone in my basement a few years ago and how it has shaped how I now see myself and my connection with the Divine / God

  • Favorite things; books, music, views on life, spirituality, family (just to name a few)

  • I'd like to stretch my legs a bit, get grounded, and try my hand at writing (okay, blogging) ~ first I must tell you, I can't spell! Don't hold it against me. Also, I can ramble.

As you can see, I am quite enthusiastic in my hopes for blogging.

As I am not a shy person, I hope that I will be brave in my blogging as I normally am in my speech during conversations with just about anyone (and yes, I mean anyone). This blogging however, seems so permanent - on paper (worse, the web) for everyone to see, read, digest, regurgitate, and yes, finally I get to the root of my issue JUDGE.

Here is where my inner dialogue kicks into high gear and might ask, Why do you think, ANYONE will be interested enough to read let alone JUDGE? (ha)

To that I say, "HMMMM.....good question."

Well, here is where I shall stop for today but not before I leave this place with my gratitude for all that today has given me...

...a new day, wonderful time with Rob this morning before getting out of bed, coffee, reading the paper, reading Eat Pray Love with more coffee in my chair with my old afghan from my childhood, a healthy lunch, some task work w/ Rob, Dream Girls, playing cards w/ Alec, a workout on my new treadmill, a nice bath, a lovely dinner from my Rachel Rae cookbook that Austin bought for me, (Anthony's Pic), email from my friend Lisa, a new hobby, cards with the family, more blogging, and soon to be more reading and off to bed.

I have so much ~ thank you




24 comments:

Lisa@Take90West said...

Col, it looks beautiful! Welcome to the blog world!

I think you find that the blog world is indeed a very safe harbour. I have not found there to be any judgement here, the bloggers I've met are open and honest and accepting. I think you will be pleasantly surprised to see that you will find no judgements among bloggers, only a willingness and appreciation of sharing. Whatever you are feeling, you are not alone!

I hope you find some time to read and find other blogs you enjoy reading and you will be surprised that the connections you can make in the blogworld can be very real!

And, I love you!

Jul said...

Fabulous 1st blog,Col! Blogging will come very easy for you as you always have wonderfully insightful things to say.

Queen Mother said...

Welcome to the world of blogs. There is always room for one more. I look forward to learning more about you!! Great first blog.

Col said...

Thanks for all the nice words ladies. Who is Queen Mother? sorry - I have no idea!

Lisa@Take90West said...

The Queen Mother is the mom of one of my Bloggy Friends, The Queen B.
(www.thequeenb1.blogspot.com)

I left you a little bit of linky love on my blog so maybe she came over from my site.

Relax girl, it's how you meet people! ;)

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Very nice first blog. I'm looking forward to reading more.

Family Adventure said...

Hi Col, I'm also visiting through Lisa's site. Welcome to the blogosphere! Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!

Looking forward to reading about that mysterious event in the basement... :)

Heidi

Col said...

It's nice to meet you all too. Thanks for the nice words. I feel like I am totally obsessing about my blog. Oh Dear!

I look forward to getting to know you ladies better as well. I will check out your blogs too but am not sure how. Someone please advise. thanks, Col

PLO said...

Welcome Col! I am so excited you are here. Don't be shy, be yourself!

chickadee said...

welcome! hope you enjoy blogging.

Cindy said...

Welcome! I've been blogging for about 9 mos and it TRULY has been a gift to me! I'm "met" some INCREDIBLE people! Have fun! :)

Amy said...

Welcome to the blogging world! Great first blog and keep them coming because we all like to read them!

Org Junkie said...

Hello, I'm here from Lisa's site. Welcome to the world of blogging!! I enjoyed your first post. My post today was about being grateful as well. Great minds think alike!

Laura (orgjunkie)

SnapHappyInkyMomma said...

What a great first post! Welcome to the world of blogging! Found you through Lisa's blog -- I'm a regular reader (she reads mine, too) -- and I'm going to bookmark your blog now so that I can read yours regularly as well!

Pedaling said...

welcome - you're gonna love us all and guess what, we;'re all going to love you, too. Great first post. I'm looking forward to hearing more - my advice to you. write what you feel - don't worry about it - let people like you for who you are. (oh and good thing for all of us, there's spell check)
Happy Blogging!

Queen B said...

Welcome, Col. Great first blog! I think you'll find that each time you post it gets easier. Enjoy it!! When you write what is meaningful/funny/helpful to you, it is usually the same to lots of others!! I'm looking forward to reading more.

Jul said...

Col- your first day and you have more comments than I get in a month :) I think you'll do fine!

Aimee said...

Welcome to the blogging world! :) I think you'll like it here! :)

Martha said...

Hey Col!

I'm excited to get to know you and read your blog!

Bloggers are the BEST!

xoxo,
martha from Elizabeth Hill

Stacie said...

WELCOME.
I visit from Lisa's page...hopefully the "judgers" will read and move along...not leave comments, I mean that is my hope.

good luck

momof2 said...

Just stopped by from reading about you on Take 90 West and wanted to wish you good luck with your blog!

kari said...

Hi and welcome to the blog world! Lisa sent me over and from your first post, it looks like you are going to be a wonderful addition to the blogging community. I can't wait to read more. Happy New Year!

J said...

Great start!! Welcome to the blogosphere. You are going to like it!

Jenny from Chicago (right down the street from you)

www.chasedbychildren.typepad.com

Rob said...

Just wanted to say great first blog and a great looking page. You are so creatuve,thoughtful and smart, blogging should fit right up your alley.

Love u