Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thank you

Well...hahaha....I got unexpected response to my "comeback" post. I really do appreciate any of those who chose to read my blog....both those who comment and those who don't. I hope I didn't sound as if I was ungrateful for my readers. I think anyone who chooses to write a blog appreciates ANY person ( be it close family, friend, or virtual stranger) who takes the time to read their thoughts in the world. I was just putting down in words the nervousness I feel when I go to publish a post, particularly on this blog. I'm not sure that nervousness will ever go away...but at least you know it's not enough to stop me from writing. Because...well if it was, I wouldn't be here. :)

Along with that though...I've put some thought into how I want to move forward with this. LOL...I'm not sure about any one else, but for me...blogging has been a part of my life off and on since I got married 3 1/2 years ago. My first blog was started strictly as a log for my family on my goings on, because of course, the military had taken me very far away from them. I was sporadic at best with that blog, but as the years went by I found other interests ( like crafting and fitness) that I wanted to put out there in world and pretty soon I had 4 different blogs on my dashboard, none which I kept up with as diligently as they deserved.

I think one of my sister-in-laws put it best. When she saw that I had updated my military blog, she showed some of the same reservations she had before. When I asked her to clarify, she said to me " Jen, it's not that I mind that you've updated your military blog. It's just that I wish you would update you family one too." And I think that really is the crux of the matter for me. I think I was trying to compartmentalize all of the different aspects of my life. But if there is anything I have learned during this deployment so's that, it's alright to have limitations. AND I can be a mom and a crafter, a military wife and an author all at the same time.

I'm probably getting a little too introspective. :) In any case, I've decided to have one blog that can incorporate ALL the various aspects of my life. I think it'll be MUCH more enjoyable to write, and to read for that matter.

Any way, I really did want to thank you all for the show of support on my last post. I hope you all will continue reading, and enjoy what I know will be a crazy glimpse into my life as I grow and learn and hopefully become a better person. :)

until next time,

4 thoughts:

Katie said...

I agree with you, departmentalizing my life is impossible. Everything goes together like a patchwork quilt making up who we are. I look forward to reading more!

Jenn said...


Patchwork quilt was a great analogy, especially to someone like me who loves to sew! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

Just so long as you get some pictures on here, I'm good. ;) Hope your feeling better.

Nana S. said...

Go for it Jen. If it bothers you that I read your blogs please send a personal note and let me know. We love the total you. Hugs.