It’s been a year hasn’t it? I won’t go into a list of resolutions (because I don’t have any) or tell you about the happy, tragic, ridiculous things that have happened in the world this year. You can google those. But personally, for me and my fam, this year has been full of change. We leapt into high school, turned 40, let a teenager join Facebook, agreed to let a 9 year play football, saw the Eiffel tower, mended some broken fences (literally and figuratively), discovered gel manicures, skipped Fall Ball and did not feel guilty about it, and oh yeah – started a blog.
I needed a hobby, something besides eating. Last year, around this time, I started thinking about WMEP. In all honesty, I started the blog to write about event planning. After all, it’s what I do, it’s what I love. But then I began thinking about blog titles – and defining myself as just a planner didn’t fit. Something was off. I read a few blogs on how to start blogs. Then, like the true spaz that I am, I read blogs on how to blog successfully. What kind of blog did I want to be? Funny? Informative? Personal? Lots of pressure. I didn’t tell anyone about it at first, but eventually I owned up to my husband. I told him that in order to make it interesting – I may have to put some personal family stuff out into the universe. With photos. Because I’m convinced people need a visual. Or is that just me? He told me to go for it (with a few caveats). And so I did. It took me a few months to get my act together, to get back to writing, to do something that was literally just for me. And I loved it. I love it.
In the beginning I wrote every day – or tried to. It’s been harder the last few months, work and stress and life seem to be taking up all my time. But it’s the start of a new year, I’ve been writing since last April. 178 posts. Over 16,000 views. Almost a 1,000 comments. I’m hooked!
So maybe I will make a resolution for 2013. I resolve to blog every day. Or at least every other day. Every week at the latest.
I resolve to write something in 2013 at some time.
See how tough I am?
We toasted the New Year in last night with shrimp and champagne. Hope you were toasted too.