What’s Blogging to Me

Wow. It’s been 4 months since I started typing things into this little box. I’ve found it to be enjoyable, for the most part. I haven’t really had much trouble coming up with something to say–even when that something has been basically nothing!

The other day, I was talking to a friend who got me to thinking a little more about exactly what I was doing. And, in a large part, I guess what I’m doing is taking the daily conversations that I had with my Mom and putting them on the internet for all to read (or for the few who actually visit to read).

I talked to Mama almost every day for the last 3-4 years of her life. To get a better understanding of just how much Mama meant to me, read my Mother’s Day Tribute to Mama. Those are conversations that I’ll always treasure, not so much for their content as, like this blog, they were more random thoughts and day-to-day happenings than anything else. We talked a lot about food. I’d tell her what we had for dinner and she’d tell me about a book she was reading. Nothing dramatic, just life. I miss that.

So, really in large part, this blog has become my outlet for talking about life’s little things, from the newsletter that I’m finishing up or a meeting I had to what we had for dinner (which, by the way, was fabulous).

The other thing that the blog has allowed me to do is share old photos and memories with my broader family. It’s amazing to me just how much my friends, many who I do work for, mean to me. I look back at the last 8 years of my life (when I started working for myself–yes, I’ve worked for myself longer than I worked for anyone else) and realize that so many of the people that I consider friends now started out as business clients. I think I’m lucky that  many of the folks I do work for have come to consider me a bit more than someone who works with them.

In terms of sharing things–like old photos–I bought a new scanner last week, so I’m really looking forward to getting it set up and moving. Lots and lots of photos to scan.

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