I haven't been writing as much as I should.
I can tell because when I finally lay my head down on my pillow each night, the thoughts just spin and spin and spin around in there until I have to turn the TV on just tune them out.
I haven't been writing as much as I should, because I wonder what's the point?
If you read my last blog post you know how conflicted I've been. Sometimes I wonder if this blog makes a difference to anyone. Does this window into our lives mean anything, or is it just a silly hobby that should be left to the more talented writers?
I haven't been writing as much as I should because I want EVERY post to inspire you.
I hate walking away feeling like what I just posted wasn't my very best work. I want better for my readers. I expect better from myself.
I don't know where this blog will take me. I know that I could stop today and the world would probably never miss another so-so mommy blogger. I know it would be easy to quit. I wonder sometimes what it would be like to have hundreds of followers checking your blog each day hoping to find a new post. I'm not there and I probably never will be and sometimes that bothers me to. The competitor in me wants more, and the writer in me wonders if I have it in me to give.
Another mommy blogger thinks I do. Kathy over at mydishwasherspossessed recently awarded me and several other talented women with....... (drum roll please!!!!!)
This award is just something that we bloggers give each other as kind of a virtual gold star, and I'm all about gold stars, especially when they come from another person whose writing I admire so much.
Kathy is so very talented. Sometimes I feel like we were destined to be bloggy buddies, so much feeling in every post. I feel like I know her after just reading her work for a few short months. As part of excepting the award I'm supposed to share seven things you might now know about me, and share this award with 10-15 other bloggers who I admire. So here goes.
1.) I'm get really anxious if I'm not in control
2.)I'm a really bad driver....Not kidding horrible.
3.)I boycotted facebook until recently
4.)I just got a facebook for this blog so please friend me (Julia Harrison) and "Like" The Momologue fan page
5.)I'm a speed reader
6.)My husband and I met on eharmony....Not kidding....total fairy tale man...send all your single friends there. It works
7.)I have super powers...I can tell if brownies are done just by smelling them;)
Blogs of Note:
http://mydishwasherspossessed.blogspot.com/- of course Im giving it back
http://www.kellehampton.com/ okay so this mommy is famous and doesn't need any awards from me but I had to throw her in here-
http://wwwourunexpectedjourney.blogspot.com/ when we first got our diagnoses I worried about what my Austin might look like. Adrienne's son Bennet was one of the first pictures I saw and my heart melted. This sweet boy was one of the first steps of healing and now I love to read all about the mama who made him.
http://myshtub.blogspot.com/- I read Sheva's blog because it's unique and also because our views on Down Syndrome are somewhat different and I thinks its good and healthy to have different perspectives. Her blog is my food for thought.
http://fivecrookedhalos.blogspot.com/ another momma who doesn't need traffic from me- but here she is
http://www.thefashionmom.com/ "Guilty pleasure" but she posts THE MOST adorable outfits every day and it's nice to be reminded that Mommies can be fashionable. She's from Belguim and has such a different lifestyle than me but she's also just a mommy who loves her babies!! Oh and she's the best follower
http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/ home decor on a budget-yum!!
http://www.theredneckmommy.com/ don't let the title fool you
I know this is only eight but I can't choose between the rest. I follow so many great Down Syndrome blogs, most of which are new Mommies just starting out on this path and I just can't choose between them. I want to give them all this award!!