This week…

Dear Blog Readers,

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I’ve had other things to tend to during my typical writing time. I’ll be back next week for sure, so please check back then.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

Love,
Mom

A slight change, and an announcement

I have been writing this blog pretty consistently for a few months now and am enjoying it wholeheartedly. It’s been such a privilege to be able to articulate to my daughter the intricacies of life’s most complicated, confusing and comical moments.

What has surprised me most is to learn that this blog is helpful not only to my daughter, but also to others reading it, and most of all, to me. I check myself more often now. I find myself asking, “What would I tell my daughter about how to handle this situation?” and if the answer differs from my current actions, then I need to change my actions. It’s been a thrilling and humbling experience, and I look forward to continuing it.

And continue I shall, though I’m branching out a bit. I’ve been feeling led for some time now to write a book with a basis and format similar to this blog. And because there are only so many hours in a day, I’m going to have to split my time between writing the book and the blog. I plan on writing my regular blog posts three days a week and will focus on the book for the remaining two days, plus whatever time I have on the weekends. On those two days, I’ll still post short snippets as they come to me: quotes, scripture verses, short, inspirational messages, etc. But for the most part I need to spend that time writing my book.

I’m announcing this here because, first of all, it’s a slight change to the format and frequency of the blog, but also because I want to publicly proclaim my commitment to writing a book. I’ve been wanting to write one for years now. My friends and family are probably sick of hearing me talk about it over and over again and yet doing nothing. But it’s about time I follow through, and making a public commitment to do so is one way of holding me accountable, scary as it is.

I don’t know if my book will be good enough to be published. I don’t know if I’ll ever get thousands of readers on this blog. But I do know that I have to continue writing, no matter what. Even if my daughter’s life is the only one that is changed from this experience, then I’ve done my job.

Thanks for reading.