Saturday, June 14, 2008

Taking the plunge (again!)!

Well, here I am typing again. I just had my first experience with losing an entire post!! UGH! I clicked on the preview and then didn't save it so I lost it!!! Oh well, lesson learned I guess although now I feel way less inspired to recreate what I got down on paper (keyboard) the first time but I'll give it a try. . .

I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own blog. As many of you know, I have wanted to be a writer for a couple of years now. I have continually struggled with what to write. Should I take a stab at a novel? Is magazine writing for me? If so, what should my topic be? Recently a friend told me I was good at writing greeting card sentiments (thanks Sue!). That sounds wonderful, do I start my own business producing the cards or just freelance? So as you can see, I am still struggling today with what's next. But for now, I know I want to write and with my Dad's sudden illness, I feel the urge to write something down almost daily so I am hoping the blog will fill that need and hopefully help guide me to move forward with some form of writing for the rest of the world to read (dream big!).

I want to share this quote:

"Life is all about timing . . .
the unreachable becomes reachable,
the unavailable become available,
the unattainable, attainable.
Have the patience.
Wait it out.
It's all about timing."
- Stacey Charter
Timing is everything right? Have the patience. Well patience is something I have definitely lacked in the past especially when my children came along almost 10 years ago (can you believe Samantha is going to be 10 next month?). I seem to have very little patience when it comes to my children especially. I expect everything to be done right and quickly. Well, I don't do everything right and quickly so why should I expect that from my kids, family & friends? I shouldn't and I am trying not too. Ever since my Dad has gotten ill, I have been practicing patience a lot more. I am still not 100% there but I am better. You have to be when you are dealing with a health issue or you will go crazy. There is a lot of "waiting" to see what happens next when someone is ill and you don't know what will happen next. Right now we are waiting to see what happens next after my Dad's radiation therapy has ended. Right now he is tired and weak. A condition we hope is only an after effect of the radiation.
These days I am trying to take one day at a time and appreciate the wonderful things in my life. My talented and healthy children. Jess singing at Flagpole Friday at school (he rocked!). Samantha developing a lifelong friend in her dance buddy Maddy. The hummingbird feeding in my garden. One more day with my Dad. My hard working husband who provides for our family and comes home at the end of the day. Everyday I am thankful for more and more and hope to express it here in my blog. I also want to make the most of each day as we don't know if it will be our last. Today Jess had basketball practice at his school so instead of sitting and watching I walked around the playground to get my workout in. Normally I would have made an excuse as to why I didn't get to work out today (the kids are home, Kevin is working, etc.). I felt good for making the time and just doing it. I made time to see my Dad today and let the kids visit with their Grandpa (Pops) before he leaves for his trip. Dinner for Father's Day tonight and well wishes for a much deserved trip. Today I feel good, if only for today.