Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New beginnings

As I sit down to write this blog post, my inaugural post, I cannot help but feel weighed down by the fact that I have an article I am supposed to have written the outline for and resident evaluations piling up.  

Is this more important?


But here I still sit.  A number of people have told me, "You should write a blog."  I have a feeling that these people have told lots of people this same thing hoping that eventually one day it would stick and when that one person goes on to write a blog that is rich and famous then they can sigh and say, "I was their inspiration."  Okay okay so that is a bit negative, but that is how I feel getting this started...

A bit about me.  I have three small humans, I work full time as a physician, I am married to a Godly man whose love language is very different from mine and I love to make people laugh.  Perhaps it is a bit more selfish than that, I love it when people laugh at my jokes/quips/anecdotes.  You get the point.  I feel like this is a way to say what I want to say without necessarily hearing the accolades of laughter but at the same time an opportunity to get a few things off my chest.

I have written other blog posts that I never published, I guess then they would just be called 'essays I never showed anyone'.  I really do love to write, but am terribly conscientious about it looking for affirmation in all my writings before I post for general readership.  This first post is on the heels of our annual Christmas letter, a few extra, "you really should write a blog"s have come from our most recent 2013 installment.  Our letter is a summary of our year in review highlighting the treacherously funny job of being parents to three small humans and our readership was up to 150 people this year.  My husband and I write it together, by 'together' I mean that I write the first flowery (aka: wordy) version, he slashes it apart and adds a few things I forgot, and I then flower it back up just a little.  No one else in the world may ever read this and if that is the case then so be it.

In reality, I am writing this for me.

Eyes closed and breath held.!

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