Can I just say, I never thought the hardest part of starting a blog would be finding an available url. Seriously, how many titles and variations did I type in before finding one that wasn't taken by someone who started and ended their own blog back in 2009, with a grand total of 1 post? Geez. (Hopefully that won't become this blog's fate!)

On the the point then... I've been following other people's blogs for years, absolutely loving that they let me share in moments of their life. Many times I thought it might be fun to start one of my own, but always assumed no one would really care about anything going on in my life. Today, I finally decided it was time to go for it, and here's why...

1. Adelaide

I'm sure at least a few members of our family would like to hear about what's going on with Adelaide from time to time, as well as see a few pictures. Hopefully they won't mind listening to other random ramblings by me as well from time to time.

2. My New Year's Resolution

I'm not generally one to make a New Year's Resolution. I've always thought it was kind of silly that January 1st was the day to make improvements in your life. If something needs improving on, why not just do it? Why is January 1st any better than any other day. Add to that the fact that many resolutions end up just being dropped not long after they're made and you've got good reason to just pass on the whole deal. So I wouldn't really say my recent decision to improve on certain things in my life is really a New Year's Resolution so much, but more just the desire to try making a couple of changes, which just happens to coincide with the new year. So, here it is: think more positively

Unfortunately, I have a character flaw that I have become especially aware of in the past month or so. I tend to dwell... particularly on negative things. I wallow. I cry. I need to work on that. With my impending return to work after a wonderfully short Christmas break (which is only half over, and yet I am already dreading the end of it... point made I guess) I am going to have to really focus on the good things... the bright side. Things like the job I have, that many others would love to have, which allows me to provide my family with insurance and to spend time with coworkers who have become friends. Or the fact that I have a safe place for my baby girl to go each day, and a husband with a job that might allow him to pick her up early or drop her off late some days. Those are big. Those are the bright side. 

I am hoping that having a blog will do for me what it has done for many others: hold me accountable. I hope that having a place to share the happy moments in my life will help me focus more on those things and less on the things that bring me down. 

It's time to start trying to be the person I want my daughter to learn from.


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