I blogged for years and never had any trouble opening a blank screen and typing up whatever was on my mind and then hitting publish for all the world to see. Dating, kids, work… whatever – I posted about anything I might have been thinking about that day and sent it out into The Universe without a second thought. But for some reason this new website is almost scary to me. I have this big blank piece of Internet and I want to put things on it but have no idea where to start. What do I even want this space to be? Parenting, cooking, married life, writing… there are so many choices. And where to start? Can you really write about parenting from The Middle instead of from The Beginning? Is there really room for yet another cooking blog? Can there seriously be recipes out there people haven’t made and taken brilliant photos of already? I feel like a forty year old woman joining the freshman college class.
So I don’t know what this space will be. I wanted a space though and my wonderful husband set it up for me so I intend to use it. And I hope he uses it too, and the kids… You may end up reading all about the breakdown I go through as both my oldest and second oldest daughters move far away from me over the summer and maybe their takes on it as well. Or maybe it will be great and I will write about how having half your children fly the nest is The Best Thing Ever and they won’t ever post anything because they’re too busy living and having fun. Or you may read about whatever random thing I decided would photograph nicely as I was cooking it or as my husband cooks it. Or, maybe, just maybe, I will start putting some excerpts of the story I have had flitting about in my head on here. I really just don’t know. But I wanted to get the first post done so I could stop wondering what it would say. And now I have 🙂