Hello World!

July 14, 2009

Greetings everyone!

So I have decided to start a blog. Why?

1. I’ve always wanted to write.
2. Creating a blog allows me to have an easy medium for doing just that.
3. Friends of mine frequently come to me for words of wisdom so I thought I would use this as an opportunity to engage in conversations that can potentially be meaningful or just mundane, either way interesting nonetheless.
4. It’s hard to converse with everyone as much as I may want and this gives me another mode of staying in touch.

Anyone who knows me knows, I got a lot to say! I am a daughter, wife, mother, employee, friend, and probably a few other things too! Based on those qualifications, hopefully each and everyone of you can relate to me on some level.

For my first blog, I want to share that my dad’s mom (my grandmother) died on Friday. I was not close with her, she had Alzeihmers for a long time and we were out of touch for many years. Yet it was still hard for me on many levels. I went to the funeral and did what I felt was important for me to do. Have you ever done something you didn’t want to but you did because you knew it was right? At what cost? I had so many challenges in getting myself there and putting a smile on my face and doing what was necessary. I thought, throughout the day, that I was putting myself through this at the cost of my wellbeing for no reason. Why was it important for me to suffer through something like this? In my heart, though, I knew I needed to do it. Have you ever done the same? I manage to get myself out of bed and to work on days I don’t want to…is that the same thing? At what point do you give up and say I have had enough, this is where I draw the line? Please let me know your thoughts!

Signing off,
Your New Blogger Friend

5 thoughts on “Hello World!

  1. first of all, let me say that my wife totally rocks. i'm so proud of her for doing this blog.

    ok, so to the recent post…. have i ever done something i didn't want to, but did because i knew it was right… uhhh yea. heli tells me to do all types of things that i don't want to do 🙂 let see, tomorrow i need to take out the garbage, clean the cat box, take the dog out, make the bed, … ok now i'm hyperventilating a little.

    i do these things because i know that it's important to her, not because i feel that all those things need to be done. but i know that it is the right thing to do, and that she feels better after it's all finished.

    and to answer the other question, when do you say enough is enough? never 🙂

  2. I am so glad that you decided to blog. You have always been a great writer! I would rather hear about these things from you on the phone or in person, but reading the blog will have to be second best.

  3. I think making the decision that you did regarding your grandmother's funeral says a lot about the type of person that you are: Caring, responsible, strong and independent. Even though the relationship wasn't there, it was a matter of respect for who she was in relation to your life (even though not active). When it comes to making decisions such as going to work when you don't want to; i think that choice is different as it's something that you are choosing to do/or not to do; where as attending the funeral was something that it sounds like you had to do. For yourself, for closure, for your commitment to your current family who you are close to, etc. As far as the question as to when you say "i give up" that just isn't who you are no matter how tough things get. you go girl:)

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