Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Writing Again

I love that this blog is a place for me to just be me, and right now you're going to get straight uncensored Julia.

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 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: of course Im giving it back okay so this mommy is famous and doesn't need any awards from me but I had to throw her in here- 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. 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. another momma who doesn't need traffic from me- but here she is "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 home decor on a budget-yum!! 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!!


  1. I just love you! I get so much from your writing and I think you have so much to offer all parents, not just special needs families. Thank you for the lovely compliments!

    Be gentle on yourself, this is a very windy road and it's only natural for it to get to you, your baby is still a baby, my Lizzy is 9. I love when you post and I am one of your biggest fans!

  2. I know I'm biased, but you inspire me everyday. If Nana's had special awards to give, you would have it. Love you

  3. I love you Julia! And Like Sherry said I feel the same way, I am Biased because I am your little sister, but you inspire me also! Love you!

  4. Congrats on the well-deserved award!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. 1. You need to work on that. (Control isn't everything, but I have to admit that I really like it.)
    2. You REALLY need to work on that!!! (or get a chauffer)
    3. Glad you quit boycotting. Didn't used to do much with it myself except for play some games there, but now there just isn't enough time for games... far too many more important things to deal with...
    4. Do you have any idea just how many Julia Harrisons there are on Facebook??? Tracked you down by finding (and liking) the Momologue page and going from there.
    5. Me too, although I prefer reading more slowly.
    6. Candy and I met long before eharmony, long before the internet, long before personal computers... (not saying, like, we're old or anything...)
    7. You can bake brownies for me anytime... I like superpowers...