I have been told that confessions are good for the soul - so here goes. Sometimes, when I read other blogs, I get discouraged and think that I should just give up and stop blogging. I mean, I don't have an interesting life - I don't live on a ranch in Oklahoma, I don't have 6 small kids, I don't have some hidden talent that I can regal you with. I am just an ordinary 59 year old female who lives in a VERY small town in south Florida. I don't have a special talent - although I love photography - I'm not a professional; although I love to read - I'm not a book reviewer; although I love to scrapbook - I certainly haven't had any pages in magazines- you get the picture here. Please, don't think that I am fishing for compliments - I'm not - I'm being honest with you as well as myself.
In the past, I've tried to be witty on my blog, but - for the most part - that just isn't me. So, I just write from my heart. I try and tell you, the readers that I have, what my life is like. Some days, or weeks, are more exciting than others. I will have to admit that while Dan and I were on the road things were more exciting than our life here in Lake Placid. We are boring right now - that is not a nice thing to say about yourself, but it is true. How do I know? Well, the most exciting thing we did last week was go to some garage sales in the "gated" community that we had never been in before yesterday - pretty sad, huh? But, sad or not, that is the truth.
So what has brought on this moment of self reflection and confessions? Well, I have been reading some other blogs this past month - as part of a "31 day challenge". I wasn't brave enough to take part in the challenge - I didn't think that I had any subject I could write about for 31 straight days that other people would be interested in. I mean I have trouble sometimes writing once a week, how could I come up with something to write about EVERY DAY FOR 31 DAYS??? I have to tell you that several of the blogs that I read were very interesting and I will continue to follow these (and I hope that they might read mine from time to time). However, one of the things that I found out from reading these other blogs was - I COULD have done the 31 day challenge. Some of the blogs I read were not that much- I mean, their posts might be a paragraph long and a stock picture. Even I could have done that -
or the ups and downs of remodeling a house -
something like that.
I could even have written about how to organize your house -
or about decorating -
There are things that I could have written about.
So, what is the point of this post? Yes, I get discouraged when I see the amount of readers that some blogs have - and I get discouraged when I sit down to this computer and I can't think of anything to write about. I also get discouraged when I look at a post and I see a "0" under comments (yes, I do look - every day!). But you know what? I have decided that, whether anyone reads my posts or not, I'm still going to write. Whether my life is boring or not, I'm still going to write. I might write one paragraph or, like today, I might write a small book. Some days I might have pictures and other days I won't. Do I hope to have people read and leave comments - you betcha (it is nice to know that someone out there is interested)- but will I stop writing because I don't get comments - nope.
So, here's to my boring life. I hope it gets more interesting - in the fact that I hope Dan and I are able to start traveling some in the VERY near future - but if we don't I'm sure that God has some plan for us - we just have to be open to what ever that is.
So, that is my confession. You know what, people are right - it is good for the soul. I feel so much better!