One of the best things about blogging is the community of people who blog right along with you. If you check out the list on the left of the screen you'll see the names of blogs that I follow on a regular basis.
I don't know most of those women. But I consider every single one of them my "blogger friends". Whether we have met face-to-face or not, I cheer them on in their successes and happy life moments and support them in their down moments. In other words, I treat them the same way I treat my "non-blogger, real world friends" - except I do it through posting comments, retweeting and commenting on status updates. Yeah, I'm an equal opportunity friend. :)
Right now my professional life is in a major downturn. Any of you who read my blog know this. I try not to dwell on it here, but since it IS a blog about my life, it's a bit hard to avoid. However, I also blog about my kids, politics, crazy Michael Jackson fans, Twilight, and other odds and ends.
I try to keep it honest and real and sometimes that means my posts are not always upbeat or positive or funny.
While my professional life might be at a crossroads, my personal life is good. I'm happily married - celebrating 7 years in October. And, I have two wonderful, beautiful, loving daughters who make me smile every day. Case in point: today, Emma walked over to me as I sat on the floor, hugged me as only Emma can (a mini bear hug) and proceeded to kiss me on each cheek, on my forehead and then on the lips. Seriously the BEST moment of my morning.
See? My life isn't all that complicated or depressing. Granted, it's also not always wine and roses and fun, but really....can anyone claim that their life is perfect and happy 24-7? I think not.
And so, this is MY imperfect, crazy, hectic life and I am going to blog about it. And tweet about it. And update my Facebook status to reflect my mood.
And I'm not going to sugarcoat it.
I will be honest. And snarky. And sometimes I'll be just downright brutal in my honesty and snarkyness.
That's who I am. That's my life.
And I refuse to apologize for it.
My life may not be perfect, but it's my life.
And this is MY blog.