I wouldn’t say I’m a technophobe, exactly. I’m just not very proficient. I haven’t gone out of my way to stay current with trends and developments, and so far I’ve gotten by okay. I didn’t get a Face*book profile until just a few months ago, after much haranguing by friends and spouse. I barely ever turn my cell phone on (until recently) and I have no idea how to “text,” u knw? I’ve never downloaded a song and you*tube is amazing to me! Never-the-less, I’m going to give this blogging thing a try for a few reasons.
First and foremost, I have found the blogs of others a tremendous source of information and even support in the last few years. There are a few I read religiously, and some I’ve found at just the right moment and never returned to. Perhaps akin to my attraction to reality TV, reading about other people’s “real lives” through their blogs has taught me a lot, inspired me, provided comfort, and (even) helped me feel more normal…whatever that is. Although I don’t expect to be profound, or even particularly interesting, if this blog evolves into something that could somehow, someway provide someone else with some of all I’ve gotten out of other blogs, I’d be so gratified.
Second, it’s kind of strange that I’ve never been a journaler, and I want to give it another try in this early 21st century format. After all, I love to write! AND, I love to share my thoughts and opinions. (Whether or not they are actually received doesn’t seem to be an issue with blogging; I’m not sure yet what I make of the one-sided “conversations.”) I know many people find journaling to be helpful in sorting through emotional challenges – and at other times – and I can understand why. But I’ve never been able to stick with it. We’ll see how it goes now.
Third, I want to share more about our journey to parenthood with our loved ones. They have been so supportive, and naturally very curious. An easy, efficient way to let people know about new developments seems like a great idea! (Let’s just hope there continue to be some new developments!) It is my dream that this blog will ultimately document the arrival of our son or daughter and then the milestones we celebrate together as a family.
So, thanks for stopping by. I hope you return soon and often. And please don’t hesitate to let me know what you think about what you read here. I appreciate your interest.
My path to parenthood is not the typical one, but you know what they say about the road less traveled…