This format is inspired by my dear Aunt Becky at Mommy Wants Vodka. Also be sure to check out her community sites at Band Back Together and Mushroom Printing.
100 – times I have sat down, wrote a post, and clicked the publish button.
100 – times I have felt a thrill to click that publish button.
1,000,000 – times I have felt better for just having a place to vent.
1,000,000 – times I have felt better knowing that I am not alone with some of my most sensitive struggles.
1,000,000 – times I have felt relieved that there are people out there that get my sense of humor.
1,000,000 – times I have felt grateful for the new friends I have found while blogging.
1,000,000 – times I have felt grateful for the chance to rediscover who I am bit by bit.
1,000,000 – times I have felt in awe that people are interested in what I have to say and feel inspired to comment on something I wrote.
One hundred posts ago, I started this blog out as a chance for me to vent about a few things, practice my writing, and keep my stay-at-home mom mind from disappearing into the abyss of Play House Disney, laundry, and negotiating on how many bites of healthy food one must have before having a treat. The friends, the camaraderie, and the chance to create a second act were all unexpected but completely embraced.
Do you know that Nutragrain Bar commercial when the woman chooses the “healthy” Nutragrain Bar over the cinnamon roll (which are pretty much the same thing in terms of sugar, but I digress). With that one healthy choice, she eats the salad instead of the pizza and exercises instead of being a slug on the couch.
I feel like that is what this blog has done for me. I made a choice to write about my feelings, and with that truth swirling around in my head, I became more honest with myself and my relationships. I have made a lot of progress on banishing the bullshit that was sucking the spirit right out of me. And now I have more energy to take care of myself, but I have also realized the importance of putting a premium on me. You know that metaphor about putting on your oxygen mask before you put it on your baby if a crashing airplane? Totally clichéd, but also totally spot on.
Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and read any of my posts. Thank you to everyone who has commented. Thank you, because even though we may have never met face to face, you have changed my life and inspired me to put me back on the list and keep me there.
So here’s to the next 100 posts!
Have a great Tuesday!