"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
Two years ago today I succumbed to my own personal curiosity and started a blog. It wasn't fancy (still isn't) and I really didn't know anything about writing a blog (most would say I still don't) but I took a chance. I didn't notice at the time but the date was one of those silly number dates that I enjoy; February 9, 2011...
2 + 9 = 11. Looking back, I like that a lot.
In two years I have learned to respect the challenges of being a writer. I struggle to blog on a regular basis...still uncertain about how much of my soul to bare. I've felt proud of good posts, bashful about people reading my blog and ever grateful for the sweet encouragement from 'real' bloggers who've complimented my efforts. (Thank you Katie!)
At 50 years old, I'm seeing myself in a way I wasn't really prepared for but loving the journey still.
In an unexpected way it has helped me to face my intent to create only perfect outcomes. Surrendering the need to be the best at something...appreciating my genuine, perfectly-imperfect self. (Thank you Jennifer!)
I've made virtual friends online who became true friends in real life through this beautiful connection. (Thank you Anya!)
Humbled by readers who proved that they 'got me', they generously validated my desire to share my heart through writing and insisted that I do it more. (Thank you Wayne!)
So in the next two years, I intend to just keep on writing and who knows where that could lead. I've always wanted to write a children's book and I have an idea now for that too. (Thank you Matt!)
I'm not the most sophisticated blogger but I truly love making connections with people based on our common human experiences. My family has learned things about me that they never knew and that's pretty cool. My husband supports my dorky ramblings and for that I'm grateful. Strangers from across the country have read my words, finding a truth that we share - mind blowing.
I'm learning to embrace what makes me unique as well as wonderfully ordinary. I'll continue to work on editing. I'm going to pursue some silly projects to feed my curious mind and write about them. I hope you'll continue to read and when you do, please know that I appreciate you.
Love ya, mean it,
Rose Marie B