Day 18 and 19 – Thoughts on blogging

I apologize for my blogging habits this week, it’s going to be a crazy week. And so, whether or not you hear from me will be up to the time-organization gods…and we’ve already been down that road this 30-days. 😉

So today, I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts on blogging. What I’m doing right now.

Let me start off to say that I never meant to blog for any other reason than to have a written record for my boys when they were older. I intend to print my blog as a book to them, something tangible that they can have, to remind them of me when I’m gone, whenever that may be.

This pretty well sums up our days. And it captures each boy's personalities almost perfectly.

This pretty well sums up our days. And it captures each boy’s personalities almost perfectly.

It was a simple idea at the time, and I thought if a few people wanted to come along for the ride, that’d be great.

And then a few more joined, and a few more, and now I have all of you. 🙂 Thank you.

For me, blogging is therapeutic. I can get thoughts off my mind, blow off some steam, and work through problems. It’s kind of like having a cup of coffee with an old friend. And I hope that’s somewhat the way it comes off.

I type just as I would talk, as if I’m speaking directly to you…and the truth is, I am.

And that’s the beauty of a blog. It doesn’t have to set out to change the world. You don’t have to come out with fire and brimstone or the most touching of tributes, just be real.

I do have to admit, sometimes I reign in my writing. I can be a bit over the top if I let myself go, but sometimes you need that power, just to get your point across.

So, as I head to bed tonight, I want you all to know that I am flattered that you took the time to read these thoughts from somewhere in rural North Dakota. I’m amazed at the number of people that come back every day.

Beauty...it's where you look for it.

Beauty…it’s where you look for it.

I’m just a farm girl, in the middle of rural America, raising the next generation, and doing my best to ensure that their future is secure. Sometimes the tools that we are given are not just our hands and brawn, but our fingertips and our brains as well. It’s amazing what we can learn when we take a moment and read the signs.

So as another chapter is getting ready to begin, I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to share. And I truly encourage you to do the same.

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