Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Year, New Blog

Why Write a Blog?

I always hated math, I never liked science. and athletics certainly isn't one of my strong suits. So, what does that leave? For many years I couldn't figure out what I was interested in. Then, in the ninth grade I won my first big prize, the PTA's West Texas Regional Arts and Literature writing contest. I wrote a fictional story about a teenage girl's dying mother (hardly light material). I don't even know where this story is anymore but at the time it became the most important piece of paper I had ever owned. Finally, I was onto something! When I was asked to read the story to a big group, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I consider it to be one of the best days of my life.

So, here we are 15 years later and I still love writing but don't write. Yes, I was a Journalism major at A&M and worked in public relations for a couple of years, but that doesn't really count because I was never writing for myself. I have started a few journals, but I quickly get bored because my thoughts come quicker than my pen can write. Now, I find that my writing doesn't come hardly at all. Completing an email is even sometimes a challenge. My "mommy" brain has just about drained my mind and all that goes with it, so what better way to hopefully bring back something I love -a blog. Most importantly, what better way to spend some time really thinking about myself and now the current writers' strike has left a huge hole in my nightly schedule!:-)

What the heck is that silly title about?

For a long time I have been reading several friends' blogs every day ( I will post links as soon as I figure it out). They have all inspired me to do one of my own but I held off for a long time for one simple reason - I couldn't think of a title. This may seem trivial to many people but for me it has always been a real problem. Even going back to the very first essay I did, I remember fretting over the stupid title forever before I ever wrote a word. It is a real sickness, I dare say there might even be a name for it. There was never a paper I could write without a title. Maybe it gives me direction, maybe I am just a control freak. Whatever the reason, I couldn't think of a title for this blog so I stalled. Finally, it hit me this past week after I broke my precious little baby boy's finger in the door (story for another post if you don't already know it). He loves going around showing everyone his "boo, boo." Of course it is really MY BIG boo boo that he even has the broken figure. So, I started thinking how life is really just a bunch a mistakes and "boo boos"that we learn from (at least for me). What keeps me going are the little things that are so sweet and so wonderful like Bon Bons! Tasty little, chocolate covered morsels of heaven. In my mind there is no better way to sum up my life - Bon Bons and Boo Boos.

What will I write about?

Good question, I have no idea. I am thinking I will write about our daily life, give thoughts on books I read, movies and tv shows. I might throw in some juicy little tidbits about my life in general, like the UFO I saw or the ghost. You just never know what secret I am capable of spilling. Whatever I will be writing, hopefully you will leave comments sometimes and send me the occasional email, because I love hearing from everyone. So, let's get started - welcome to my blog. May your life seem a little more sane after reading about mine!:-)

6 comments:

Those Dandy Dillards said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are blogging! Fun, fun...

JaLisa said...

YEAH!!! I love it and will check it often...okay daily. I have no life now and love reading BLOGS.

Michelle said...

Welcome to the blogging world! Can I link to you?

Brit and Heath said...

This will be a fun way to all keep up with everything that's going on - behind closed doors that is. Looking forward to it!

Kristen said...

Good for you! I have often thought about entering the public writing eye, but never gotten up the courage. ha! Unfortunately, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse just ended so I can't use my new found inspiration to start one.

ASC said...

Hi! I stumbled on over from Brit's blog - welcome to the blogosphere! Fun!