I have blogged regularly for about six months now. I started this blog a year and half ago and it sat here growing mold after only a couple of posts before I got back into it a little over a year later. I had no idea what blogging was but figured it was a good platform to put my occasional (at the time) writings “out there.” I was not sure the goal but thought it would be fun to have a storage site for thoughts. I remember not having any idea what to do the first time someone commented on a post. It confused me how they even came across it because I had not followed anybody’s blog yet. Since then, I have gotten the hang of it and while I used to post every couple of weeks at the most, I now post at least two or three times weekly. It is like an addiction that I consider healthy.
It seems that the more we write, the more we want to write. Once you get those mental juices flowing there is no stopping the current, unless you actually stop, then sometimes it is hard to get them going again. I am going off on a tangent…back to the point that I have immersed myself into blogging so much that I make time for it. Isn’t it funny how we can feel completely over extended with things to do in our daily lives yet we can easily make time for something we love? Until my daughter started kindergarten, I did not wake to an alarm since having children because they are my alarm but when school started, I set one to have enough time to get us all ready. I dreaded her first day of school for this very reason. Yet, now I set my alarm on the weekends because I have found that quiet time in the mornings is so nice to drink coffee and catch up on reading the blogs I follow.
I would never have thought that I would be the type of person to have virtual friendships; that seemed so strange to me. Now I consider quite a few bloggers “friends”so much so that having only viewed their gravatar, I swear I saw Rachel from mummy flying solo at the gas station the other day. And another day, I almost said hello to someone who looked just like Kate from Did That Just Happen Blog at the grocery store. Then, I had a dream about Valerie at Atlantamomofthree being pregnant and I was helping her deliver her baby (scary thought!).
You might all be thinking I need to get a life, but rest assured that I have one, a very happy one indeed filled with my little family, extended family and wonderful friends doing fun outings, going out to dinner, playing in the yard and laughing so I am not hooked to my computer all the time but still my fellow bloggers have touched me in many ways.
Every night before bed I take my dogs outside one last time and I gaze at the stars letting the day’s events come to a close in my mind. Last night after closing up my blog reading for the night and settling into my book before sleep, I walked outside and as I was staring up at the sky, I wondered what Scottishmomus was doing. So many “friends” live so far away from me yet we all connect here. Then I wondered if Jhanis of Fascinations of Vanilla Housewife was tinkering around on the computer in the wee hours of the morning after getting home from work. Was Eszter of kukolina just waking up in her beautiful hotel in Thailand taking pictures of her precious son Zoard? All of these lovely people cross my mind at various points in my day.
So that leads me to the point of this post, I would love to do a “Day in the Life” link up with whomever is interested. Basically, write a post linking back to this post with what your day looks like starting from the moment you wake up all the way until you go to sleep at night. I will link back to whoever participates too! You can do it anyway you like, whether you have a fast-paced life and live minute to minute or you have more of an hour to hour schedule. Maybe you do a similar thing in chunks of time and don’t want to post redundancy. Any way you like is fine. But I think it would be fun to imagine our friend’s lives in this way. Is every day different? My days are pretty different but the weeks are roughly the same. Let’s start next Monday. You have one week to map out your days for everybody to see. I will post next Monday, October 21st with a day in my life and will do it each day of that week through Friday, October 25th. I hope you will join me!