I’m a mother who is stumbling through her first blog post. I wouldn’t be doing this but for my younger daughter’s encouragement (insistence!) that I try it. I did want to document my thoughts, ideas and photos from our trip this past Winter Holiday to parts of Europe and Africa and rather than a written scrapbook, we thought this might be a good medium to try. I could also share it with friends and family and others. I might even get some conversations with others about my ideas, feelings and misperceptions. Seems a good goal. I will give it a try. Slogging through the newbie phase of learning yet another new medium is tedious however, especially when it requires reading glasses to do so. Sigh.
So I can add different topics other than just the one two week trip with my daughters. I can add future trips we have planned to Greece and to India later this year. I also ride horses and have my own black/white pinto Tennessee Walking Horse mare (named Peppercorn) and she has two miniature Mediterranean donkey companions (Edie and Thyme). They will provide much fun discussion and photos.
I also run with a women-only running group year-round. We also have a 4 Miler race training program to encourage women who have never run before to try the sport and learn about themselves in the process. My younger daughter and I participate in this during the summer months. This could be a place to share my thoughts and experiences with others.
I also enjoy knitting, cooking, reading, gardening, etc. These will provide other pages of topics. I don’t know if these will be of interest to anyone but myself – but the process of writing can be therapeutic and I will undoubtedly improve in my skills. I can also share with my friends and family who might have interest.