I logged into my blog today and awaiting me was a Happy Anniversary notification from WordPress! August 27, 2008 I wrote my very first post on what was then “dv9mrsm.com”. More than the name has changed since then. This blog began as way to keep our family, who don’t live in the area, informed on our goings on. We were still several years from parenthood, so I wrote a lot about our dogs.
This platform has allowed me share our lives and growing pains. There are two things I appreciate most about my small part of the internet. The first is that this is a diary of my life and my family. Though, in recent years, the entries have been sparse. The second is the awesome ladies I’ve come to know over the years. Some whom I’ve even had the pleasure to meet in real life.
This year, I plan to show up in this space more. As I type that I’m side-eyeing myself. Ya’ll know I haven’t done anything here in a month. Truth is life has been coming at me fast and when that happens, I tend to retreat and sulk. Logging in and being reminded that this has been my space to document my struggles, challenges and triumphs was just what I needed. For the majority of my married life and all of my life as a parent, this has been where I’ve come to share and release. In this space that I’ve created, I want to speak my truth, put it out there and hope it resonates with someone else. If it doesn’t, I want to be fine with that because sometimes just putting it out there is enough. As I head towards year 10, my goal is to speak in this space more often if for nothing more than to be able to go back and appreciate my growth or learn from my mistakes.