I have joined the Girl Geek Winnipeg blog challenge! It will definitely be a challenge for me at times, considering I am late already with my first challenge! I am not late because I found it a difficult challenge, but I have been busy with an all weekend craft sale! And the day after it was over, I was wiped out! I don't know what it is about these sales, but they are so draining! And I was lucky at this one because one day, my lovely friend had my daughter over at her house all day, which kept her from having to hang out behind a craft table all day. Also making it easier, was that my husband was with me, helping both days! He is very dedicated to helping me, and yes I am insanely lucky he puts up with it!
His daughter once said how weird it was, because you are always told that often girls marry someone like their father, and he married someone who was just like his mother! She is a crafter as well! But I take it as a compliment, she is a fabulous lady!
Anyway, I digress.
My blog challenge was to write a post about WHY I blog. The reasons are plenty actually and they are always changing. I started my blog as a personal challenge to me. To see if I could do it. Yes it took me a week to figure out how to put the Girl Geek Winnipeg badge on my blog, but I did it! Mostly I started my blog to have a space, besides my journal, to write. I can write anything in my journal, deep, dark, feelings, or those that are uplifting. My hopes, my dreams, my failures. I feel as though I can do that on my blog as well, except there is a difference to the way I write on my blog. I want it to eventually be written in a way that I am telling a story....My Story.
Which brings me to one more reason I started a blog. To practice the art of sharing me and my life. I may only be 38 years old ( I think that is correct), but much has taken place within my 38 years on this earth. Many of those things, I know, that if I share, someone out there will be able to relate with their own life, or to perhaps understand a little bit of the anomaly that is me.
Some of what I share will be shocking, some heartbreaking and some funny. There is a quote by Maya Angelou I love to live every day by, and that quote is "when you get, give, when you learn, teach" In my blog, I will achieve all of that. One day.
I started my blog also to help myself through a journey I began over a year ago, when I decided to quit working full time, and try and make the biggest difference I could in my daughter's life. Every day academically is a challenge for her, and every once in a while my husband and I learn what other things are her personal challenge and we deal with them. This journey is just beginning, it is hard, it is rewarding and it is so very much in the early stages. That journey in itself changes every day, as I realize that a happy family is only complete when we are all happy. We will not all be happy at the same time, but we need to be strong enough to hold each other up when we are having a bad day, a bad week, or a bad year. Nothing worth it comes without much hard work, determination and loyalty. The four of us together, I believe have all of that, and as a family we will be happy and hold each other up when one of us is leaning, falling, or crashing to the floor. We have done it already many times!
So those are some of the reasons I began my blog. Thanks for reading!