Three years of blogging as of today!
The online posting began on August 24, 2007 with the first entry a tribute to an event I've longed to repeat but have not.....the Danskin Triathlon. Ironic somehow that the "high" achieved from completing the event fueled my entry into the blog-o-sphere and completely wiped out my distaste for the month of August. Yet, I've not been able to replicate that good fortune owing to knee and shoulder woes. Although the heart (and I refer to the fist sized muscle inside the chest) was willing, the joints were not.
Something inside tells me I'll find myself at that start line in my tri suit and swim cap at 6:30 AM on an August morning by the shores of Lake Washington again. Not sure if 2011 will be the year (or 2012) but it will be. I know for a fact that my participation in the tri inspired my former college roomie (Ms. MBJ) and niece (CG) to slog away with endless hours of training and complete their own Danskin events. Ms. MBJ is now seriously hooked on exercise, something I wish were true for me. I'll need major "rev-up" to get in shape again.
Since that first athletic post, I've written on topics far removed from swimming, biking and running. From my bloggy label tags, I'm reminded of what comes up most in my life. Here are the top 5 tags:
Musings: 167 posts
Celebrations: 109 posts
Elderly Parents: 108 posts
Mothers and Daughters: 96 posts
Everyday Living: 76 posts
Does this make me a contemplative, celebratory middle aged woman with (extremely) old parents who traverses the line between a 93 year old mother and 22 year old daughter ofttimes with trepidation and wonder whilst trying to live my daily in-and-out regular life?
I guess so.
And for this next year of blogging? Here are my hopes:
1. Keep up my blogging.
2. Hone my writing skills.
3. Banish worries about readership, popularity, kudos, and comments.
4. Cultivate creativity.
4. Keep it real, keep it honest, keep it true to my heart.
Thanks to all who've been reading and supporting me on the blogging journey!