In the quiet cold of January, I sat restless, feeling complacent, tedious, and dull. I wasn't sure what my next move was, didn't know where the road was going. The winter fog surrounded me like middle-age complacency and I was lost.
A thought danced around the edge of my mind, I flirted with if, then pushed it away in a cat-and-mouse game. Finally, it spoke so loudly that I had no choice but to listen. It said, "Take your blog public. Share and connect with others. Reach out using your voice..."
And I did.
In the last year I have shared triumphs and disappointments, laughter and sorrow. I write honestly, which can be both brutal and hilarious -- sometimes hilariously brutal.
I am not the best blogger out there and I don't aim to be that. I'm not the funniest, the most relevant, the most heart-rending, the -est of anything. I'm not the best writer, the best self-promoter, the most interesting. I am me and that's good enough for, well, me.
I have been so fortunate that in this exploration I have encountered only support, that I have formed friendships and made connections. That I feel tapped into a larger part of my world and that I can share something extraordinary with you.
Why am I writing this today?
Over the weekend I hit a milestone I never figured I'd see. It seems small, but for me it is huge -- I have 100 people following me through Google friend connect. That's 91 more than when I first started out. I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your support, kindness and good thoughts. They are so much appreciated! I hope to continue to build upon this relationship and hope that you are interested in watching my journey unfold.
Gracias, mi amigos!