So, I've decided to create a blog. Obviously.
I have been very reluctant to start one for various reasons, and in case your were wondering what those reasons might be, I'll share them with you now.
Reason One: I've always had a weird complex about people thinking that what I have to say isn't important/interesting enough. So, if I don't think anyone enjoys listening to me in person, why would I think anyone would care what I have to say in writing? I'm not sure why or when I began to feel this way, but I've struggled with it for a long time. As a result, I seem to have developed a pretty good filter for what I say during conversation (which some people may interpret as me being shy or reserved...really I'm just self-conscious :/ ). Since I met my husband and became a part of the Army family, I have become much more open. Josh let's me be myself completely, and has always seemed interested in anything I have to say (this is what attracted me to him on our first date...I immediately felt comfortable with him :} ). And since being involved with the Army and having to constantly meet new people, I've really worked on becoming more open and confident. Like I said, it's a struggle, but I think it's getting better :}
Reason Two: I'm not a very good writer. Seriously, ask my college composition professor. (And yes, I was an English major). He said I was a better verbal communicator, and in my writing I was "concise, to a fault." So, if I'm ever "unclear" or "too vague" (notes I got on MANY of my papers), please don't hesitate to ask me to elaborate.
Reason Three: I'm not a very tech savvy person. And, frankly, this intimidates me.
So, there are the main reasons I didn't want to start a blog. Now, as someone who tends to consider the pros and cons of every decision, I'll tell you the reasons why I figured I should start one.
Reason One: Everybody's doing it...I want to do it too!! (old college joke that seems appropriate :})
Reason Three: I miss my family and friends back home! I've found that with a newborn I'm not as good about having phone conversations with anyone anymore (which many of you have noticed, I'm sure). This is a good way to keep everyone updated, although I will try to get better about calling in the future, I promise!
Reason Four: I want to have a way to document Cameron's milestones. I probably wouldn't write them down if I didn't have anyone to share them with. So, hopefully this will keep me accountable.
In conclusion (please don't tell the above mentioned composition professor that I actually just said "In conclusion"...), I've decided that there are more reason for starting a blog that against it...so here it is! If you choose to read/follow my blog I'll be flattered and grateful, and I hope you enjoy it. If not, then it'll be more of a personal journal. Either way, I think it will be good for me to have a way to express my feelings and reflect on what's happening in my life right now...that's how I see it anyway. :}