I have a secret. It's a little embarrassing, but...I talk to myself. I always have, as long as I can remember, though I try to only do it when no one else is around. It was such a relief when my son Drew was born and suddenly I had an excuse for talking to myself. "I'm supposed to talk to my baby! It's good for his verbal and intellectual development!" I would mentally defend myself while strolling through the grocery store debating aloud the merits of various food choices. Meanwhile Drew sat oblivious in the cart, trying to unzip my coupon pouch so he could eat paper. So much for intellectual development.
All that to say...I've decided to transfer this penchant for self-directed communication into my blog. I've wanted to start a new blog for some time now, and have had no shortage of ideas. However, time and motivation have been in somewhat lesser supply. Since I'm a perfectionist and a planner (and a procrastinator) it was pretty much guaranteed that none of my ideas would come to fruition until my kids were out of the nest. And if I waited 16 or so years, blogs probably wouldn't even be around anymore!
I finally accepted the reality of my situation a few months ago. But I really wanted the writing practice and discipline of a blog. What to do? I finally decided to scrap perfection and planning, and just write about whatever! But not whenever. One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2015 is to write at least one blog post per week.
So this blog is really going to be me talking to myself. Maybe someday I'll have the time and motivation to start a topical blog aimed at being interesting to more people than just myself. But in the meantime, you are welcome to listen in, though you might be a bit bored occasionally as the topics will vary widely and therefore not always be relevant to everyone (or even anyone except me!).