A couple years ago I wrote a Facebook status that changed my world. (Which I can’t seem to find on my oh-so-pretty timeline now.) It was something to the effect of, “Not only did I go to preschool drop off, the dentist, the grocery store and the bank all before 9:30am, I did it all with my zipper down.” Friends commented, liked and laughed and, quite honestly, I liked the response right back. I felt like people got me.
I clearly remember saying to Lenny that night (very casually, of course), “I think I could be a blogger.” Technically I already was because I was writing for (and running) YodelingMamas.com at the time. But, like my kids, I wanted something that was all mine. He agreed I’d be brilliant (because that’s what he was supposed to do, of course). And thanks to the help of some very generous, insightful and talented friends, I had a name and a site in no time.
Two years ago today, I sat down to write my first post. Quite a daunting task. What would I say? And how could I say it a in a unique enough way—a few times a week—to stay relevant and interesting? Two years later I find myself asking the same questions every time I sit down to write. Especially on those uninspired days (like today).
But then I remember, that this actually isn’t all mine. Not at all. Every day the words on these pages are inspired by the funny, sweet and not-so-sweet things my kids do. Every discussion I have with Lenny, family and friends leads me to greater clarity about who I am—and who I want to be—as a mom. The comments, likes and clicks you generously give me let me know when I’ve touched upon something that’s bigger than me and my world.
So today, I want to thank you for making my birthday wish from two years ago come true. (Even if it does mean I’m another year older than last year when I celebrated this day.) It’s been one amazing ride. And I couldn’t be luckier to have you joining me.