This is it – the new place.
It’s like moving into a new house that needs a little work. The walls need to be painted, maybe some new curtains, but it’s mine all mine!
I’m very excited for the opportunity to have a place to write and share my life with anyone who is kind enough to read. I’ve thought about starting a blog for a while now, but have been hesitant to transition from dreaming to doing. It’s scary to take a leap into the unknown, putting yourself out there. There’s the little voice that lives inside my head telling me I will probably fail so I shouldn’t even try. I wonder how often we miss out on great opportunities because we listen to that voice?
In August, my brother was in a serious car accident and I started posting to a site called CaringBridge to keep our family and friends updated on his condition. What started as quick status updates like “he’s in surgery” or “he’s out of surgery” turned into long narratives about our daily lives in the hospital, the emotional journey we were all on, and the road to recovery and normalcy. I found myself looking forward to those posts so much every day; I loved connecting with people and having that outlet to share our experience.
As his health improved, I knew that the posts would taper and eventually end all together. And that brings us to today, to this post and this site. I’m not ready to stop writing, but it’s no longer necessary for me to document the life of my brother – he has Facebook for that. I am ready to start documenting my life, for better or worse. I have no idea how long this will last, or if anyone will read (probably no one, says the voice of discouragement), but for now I think this is the path I should take.
Let’s see where it leads.
Thanks for walking with me!