Many thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.
A new year has arrived, meaning it’s time for a bit of looking back over the past.
Kind words matter.
Some kind words and a bit of a nudge from a friend inspired the creation of this blog in December of 2012. For decades, I had longed to write, but fear held me back from even trying – fear of lacking the writing skills, fear of lacking the creativity, fear of failure. With extreme trepidation and totally clueless on even what exactly a blog is, I began typing away.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve written 1,438 blog posts since then. This blog remains just a small, sort of backwoods of the internet type blog, one that reflects my views and values. I am a homemaker and full-time caregiver, not a professional writer. Sticking to writing what I believe is honest and truthful motivates me to keep this blog going, not any desire for popularity or monetizing this endeavor.
For several years, I’ve begun the new year announcing a resolution to attempt to move my blog away from so much politics and move more toward commentary on cultural topics. Glancing back through some of last year’s posts, it’s obvious that my resolution to write less about politics, like most New Year’s resolutions, was not kept.
Last year was a very hard year for me in my real life, with my husband’s medical problems and changes in the amount of assistance he needs with daily tasks. Blogging often fell to the wayside, so for 2019, my goal (not a resolution) is simply to get some blog posts written on a regular basis.
Suggestions, comments and criticisms are always welcome, as long as it isn’t a heap of name-calling.
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!