Hello world – it’s time to seize the day!
Hello world here I am and welcome to “mommy&everything” (thank you CC Fowler for helping me come up with a name). I have wanted to start a blog for a long time but I just could not get up the courage to do it. I would talk about it and come up with blogs in my head on the way to work (or during work depending on the type of day I was having) but I was too afraid to actually do anything about.
A couple of weeks ago I worked up the courage to actually go on WordPress and register for a site (again thank you CC Fowler) but then I started to read other blogs and thought there was NO WAY I could publish anything. All the other blogs I read were so smart/funny/witty/sarcastic/insightful, what the heck was I thinking. I completely psyched myself out and figured I would get to it at another time.
Well then last week my grandfather died. Grandpa was 93, a father to 3 daughters, grandpa to 5 and a great-grandfather to 8!! Grandpa had seen it all and then some but still he never seemed to appreciate it. Gramps was more of a glass-is-half-empty kind of person. It was always easier for Grandpa to comment on “all” his friends/family had rather than see what he had right in front of him.
That was my wake up call. I didn’t want to be 93 (God willing) and look back on my life and regret not doing something because I was scared or didn’t think I was good enough. I was tired of being afraid to try new things and always think “what if.” So I decided today is the day, today I will seize the day and start my blog!!
I know my blog will not be perfect. There are bound to be typos (you know spell check doesn’t always catch everything) and grammatical errors and I am sure others may not always get my humor (gasp) but it will be mine and I can say I did it.
So I invite you to come with me on my blogging journey. Come along with me as I share my stories of being a mommy to 4 boys while trying to balance work and all the “stuff” that life throws my way. I think Grandpa would be proud.