Thursday, December 3, 2009

One click away....


I have so much going on in my mind right now. I just want to get inside and yell, "Can you SHUT UP so I can hear myself think?!?!" I have learned that the best way for me to quiet my fighting inner voices is through expression. It doesn't always have to be writing, but tonight it does. I need this. Until everyone in my head can settle down and listen and focus, this might be all over the place.

I feel as though I have been swept up into the whirlwind of blogging. Along with me and all of you other wonderful people, I have found many things. All inside my computer screen, I have found courage, honesty, friendship, understanding, sadness, compassion, and hope- just to name a few.

When I started this, I had no idea what I was getting into. The first blogs I happened upon had 30-40 followers and a lot of folks were following upwards of 20 other blogs themselves. I thought How in the world do you have enough time and energy to keep up with so many people? As time wore on I would find myself connected to another wonderful blog, eager to click the "follow" button, anxious and excited for our future together. No matter what the comment section brings, each and everyone of you have taken a look into my life, if even just one post, if even just a glimpse. All of the blogs I follow~ you have invited me into yours.

I sit here in awe. I am amazed by the power of sharing and connecting. I am inspired by the hope and healing that progresses and is woven through and through the words of each and every person. Each story is unique. No one has walked the exact same path to get where we are. We are all at different stages in our life's production, yet we all have something to share... something to contribute.

I feel like everyday here is an adventure. I never know if I will find a new friend, a challenge, knowledge, courage, or hope... I never know what is just... one click away.

“Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different 
through everyone's eyes.” ~author unknown

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday, and I love today.”   ~William Allen White


  1. Awesome post. You've said, so well, how I feel.
    Blogging has given me some amazing connections (you included), and a wonderful outlet.
    It certainly is an adventure of discovery.

  2. I know what you mean. When I first starting blogging I was like "ok...I'm never gonna be able to do this" but its really a lot easier then it seems and I've met some awesome people on here. (:

  3. I'm not sure if you do the whole award thing or not..but I have one for you over at my blog. (:

  4. In 4 months you've gathered over 30 followers and several regular commenters - that's pretty impressive, and much faster than I managed :)

  5. So well put! I know exactly what you mean by this. I still have friends that think blogging is "silly" (they have never bothered to read my blogs) I feel like pointing them here and saying: THIS IS WHY I BLOG!!


  6. Your words ring true to me as well. I have a "family" blog and have written on it for over a year now, but I never felt free to write what I felt on that one. Here, within this blogging community and my personal blog, I feel so free to express exactly what I want to... very enlightening for my soul. I love my friends here, including you. I'm inspired by you all. Thanks for the lovely post :)

  7. Hey! Thanks for stopping by!

    I know how you feel. I am kind of new to blogging. But I did meet one of my best friends on a blog.

  8. Ok so I just finished reading your older posts. I just wanted to tell you the post about the letter to yourself at 7 made me cry. I am so glad you are OK.

  9. I feel the same way about blogging. What I started out doing it for and what it turned out to be is totally different. I never realized what a community I would find here.


  10. I've read your comments on some of the blogs that I follow and for being so young, you seem very insightful! I just read a few of your posts and you're also very creative! I look forward to reading more.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. I had no idea what I was getting into. I miss it when my life is so full in other spots that I can't take time to write or read. I have grown. Your blog in particular has helped me with one of my MOST significant relationships, my Mother, giving me insight into her world and how I might manage our relationship better. I appreciate you a great deal and I'm thankful to be a part of this blog. It is TERRIFIC.

  12. Thank you all so much! ...for your comments, for your words, for reading, for being here and being you! I know I am not one to comment back to comments, but its only because I try to make sure I interact at YOUR blogs and make time for what is going on with you all!