Tonight as I navigate this new blog I am listening to the election reports coming in. Today has been a day of "checking the box" for Americans as we celebrate our right to choose.
Posting this first blog post will be a personal "checking the box" for me. I've been toying with the idea of a blog for some time now...what's been stopping me is my lack of tech skills and a slight fear of all things URL. (compounded by watching my daughter's fingers fly across my keyboard as she "fixes" pretty much anything I try to do on my own.)
While driving down to Savannah this weekend for the Rock and Roll Marathon, my friends and I started our checklists of goals we hoped to accomplish, finishing our first half-marathon being the top of our lists. We were elated to check that one off and did so after we had the strength to hold a pencil. Still reveling in my glory...I realized that I had checked the box of another goal: participating in the Wesleyan Artist Market last spring. Both were events I once thought were out of my reach. Both were scary and required a lot of time (and blood, sweat, and tears!...toenails are for sissies.) I finished both events not only wanting to sign up again, but full of ideas to be more successful, to finish faster! (and both were a bit like childbirth...wondering in the middle of it 'how-did-I-get-here-who-talked-me-into-this!!!!' and then when it was over-and that first beer was cracked- I was (almost) ready to do it again!)
So on this night of box-checking...I have begun my blog. My hope is to inspire, to encourage, and occasionally entertain with the stories and pictures from my crazy, beautiful, blessed life.