Ten years ago today, I wrote this:
“Welcome To My New Blog
For a long time now I have been intrigued by the idea of blogs, and I am excited that I finally have one of my own. I love the freedom of being able to get my thoughts and ideas out to lots of people so easily . I love having a space that gives people a chance to experience who I am when they visit my website. Most of all, I love being able to share all the fun that I have by just being me and being here in this life.
I found a great quote by John D. MacDonald that really sums up my approach to life. He says, â€œMy purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.â€ After that, everything else just takes care of itself.”
And now, here we are all these years later.
I’d love to have a beautiful, carefully crafted post that Â humorously touches on the highlights of each of these ten years, and then mindfully considers my hopes and dreams for the next.
But here’s what I have instead:
-A cat who will not get off of my keyboard as I write, despite the eleventy billion other places she could be sitting right now
-2 instances (that I know of) of disgusting cat things I have to clean up off of my office floor
-only having enough energy to either shave my legs OR wash my hair, but not both
-a narrow escape from collapsing on the grocery store in a despairing, tearful heap because there were too many choices for Father’s Day cards, and because they no longer carry Diet Fanta Orange
-infernal, interminable road construction directly outside my neighborhood, which makes it impossible to turn left, which makes it impossible to get to the other grocery store that does sell Diet Fanta Orange
-a mind that won’t shut up about how I am a failure as a blogger because, really, this is what you’re writing about today?
-and fibro pain that is a Level 7 and rising
However, in the grand tradition of my Both/And Life, I also have:
-cats who like to hang out with me wherever I am
-dinner cooking in the crockpot
-a fun day spent shopping with my neighbor and honorary niece and nephew
-new art supplies, new ink for my printer and gas in my car
-episodes of a newly discovered show waiting for me on my DVR
-wonderfully scented bath salts
-lots of Diet Code Red Mountain Dew
-and a husband who will be home in a few hours after a week-long business trip
But most importantly, although it was touch and go at times, I still have my sense of humor. Which tells me that there are lots more stories waiting to be written here.
So thank you, everyone, for taking this ride with me over this past decade. And here’s to the adventures that are still to come.
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