Learning To Blog, Part I

I am so excited to attend a blog workshop tomorrow hosted by Meg Biram of Mimi+Meg. I love everything about her blog and her style. I have been trying to get my blog established for over a year and it’s still not where I want it to be. Aargh! Fear of failure definitely holds me back but I want to get over it. I can’t wait to hear what Meg has to say about her experience as a blogger and helpful tips to be successful. At 48 years old I’m pretty sure I’ll be the oldest one there! I feel like I’m coming to the blogging/social media arena late-in-the game. It’s like teaching an old dog new tricks but I’m determined. As I say to my clients, “the greatest limits are the ones you give yourself.” I’m trying to take the leap!

Remembering 9/11

We can be reconciled to life in its severest aspects 

                                                                                       if we are confident that the disasters are not meaningless, 

and that the valley can be made a place of springs. 

– Charles Allen Dinsmore 
Atonement in Literature and Life.  

Isn’t it supposed to be summer?

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
-Sam Keen
Is anyone having a relaxing summer? I have had moments but relaxation? It’s not happening. Three teenagers at home with too much time on their hands. I have to work but it’s slow, so I feel stressed that I’m not working more. But I really can’t and don’t want to work more. BECAUSE MY KIDS ARE UP TO NO GOOD WHILE I’M GONE! Or at least, that’s what my parents would think so I should think that too, or should I?
The truth is that there are so many things I have to do: get my daughter ready to leave for college next month, get my youngest son packed to go on a wilderness trip in 2 days, get my son off to another lacrosse tournament so that he can get recruited and go to college. OMG! What about walking up to the plaza to get ice cream? What about swimming, cooking out, and working in the yard…all of those summer activities? What about a vacation that doesn’t involve me chaperoning or attending a wedding. A real, responsibility-free vacation? I know, I’m venting but geez, life is too busy. I need to appreciate the beauty of what I do have this summer: my kids are at home, I don’t have to get anyone up for school, and the only schedule I have to worry about is my own.