Tuesday, July 10, 2012

     Summer is always the perfect time to tackle a new project, hobby or activity, don't you think? And since I've been considering starting a blog for a while now, this summer seems to be the perfect time to launch it.

     It feels a bit weird . . . while I love how small technology makes our world, as you can tell from the title, I'm more the 'jottings' kind of person who still prefers reading a real book with actual pages you can turn and scribbling my plans for the plays and musicals I direct on a yellow legal pad. And call me crazy, but there's something satisfying about flipping the page over the top of the spiral binding of the steno notebooks/journals that have held handwritten records of my joys and sorrows and travels and events, big and small, for, well, enough years to make me think perhaps I've been blessed to learn a few things along the way that might be good to share, especially if typing them on a keyboard can somehow count as 'jottings'.

    So this summer, as life delightfully slows while my rising junior children (one high school, one college) are away for a bit having wonderful adventures and the demands of my husband's job call for a little more time on the road, I'll become a blogger.

     I think it will sometimes feel like telling stories - something I've enjoyed in circles of family and friends for years - whether it's that story that gets pulled out every time life long friends get back together again yet somehow still makes us laugh or the newest saga, travelogue, or simply catching up lunch date chit chat. And in the midst of these stories of life, it seems it could also be good to share, as one friend suggested, "what's on your heart". For woven through all the bits and pieces and stories of each day are the amazing ways God is loving us and teaching us and showing us both Who he is and Who He is calling us to be. And that's always worth jotting about!

   

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations on becoming a Blogger! You have to be one of my all-time favorite people, so I'm excited to read all the jottings to come!

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    1. Thanks Tara! : ) Wow one of your all time favs - you made my day, no week, no month! ; )

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  2. Welcome to the Blogosphere : ) Can't wait to read along!

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  3. I love it... and will love reading all about your jottings. :) Blogging is great and how exciting you have the time to get started... I wish I had more time and energy to keep up with mine... and to write about MORE than just my kids! :) But, alas, we blog about where are in life, right?~! I'll be following. :D

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    1. Thanks Joy - and I love reading about your kids! : )

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  4. It's absolutely the perfect time for you to start blogging!
    I still jot down notes and keep all my 'jottings' from party planning to Christmas list on 'real' notebook pages. I too like to flip through them after the fact.

    Welcome! I'll be following!

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    1. Thanks Carrie - glad to meet a fellow jotter! : )

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  5. Welcome to blogging! I LOVE to write in notebooks, etc. There is just something nice about paper & a pen. I also still try to send letters and cards because while email is fab there is nothing like getting a letter in the mail.

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    1. Thanks Krista! I try to send cards and letters too - although not as often as I'd like. A handwritten anything is a treasure today I'd say! : )

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  6. Welcome to the world of blogging! I joined in to it just last year and love it. It's amazing how you find a whole 'nother world of friends via the computer. I have already grown "close" to some even thoguh we have never met and live in other parts of the country. I hope you enjoy the process and the friends.

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    1. Thanks Marla! Nice to meet you! : ) I'm sure I"m going to enjoy this alot! : )

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  7. Welcome to blogging.Some days you will love it and other days you will dread it....but it's the most amazing community and the friendship you make are surprising. Have a wonderful day !

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Looking forward to getting to know this community! :)

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  8. Those are DEFINITELY worth jotting about :) Cant wait to see the blessings in your life 'jotted' down :) Welcome to Blog-World

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to this new adventure! : )

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  9. Welcome! You'll be amazed at the friends you'll make, and even more amazed when you're lucky enough to meet a few in real life (IRL)!

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  10. Welcome to the blogosphere! You're gonna love it.

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  11. Hello. Joyce told us about your new blog and I'm glad she did. Welcome to blogging and I can't wait to get to know you.

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  12. Popping over from From This Side Of The Pond - welcome to the world of blogging! It is a great place to journal and meet people along the way. Enjoy :)

    Laura
    www.HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Laura! Looking forward to it - nice to meet you! :)

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  13. I too must have a real book in my hand. Great first post. You are going to enjoy this and it's all about being who you are, sharing your life. Welcome to the world of blogging! (Visiting from Joyce)

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    1. Thanks Debby! Glad to meet another "nonooker" : )

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  14. Hi Joyce. Nice to "meet" you. I found you on Joyce's blog while linking up for Wednesday's Hodgepodge. Welcome to the blogging world :)

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  15. Hello from Joyce's blog and Wednesday's Hodgepodge. Welcome to the blogging world. I too am a jotter. I keep a pad nearby so i can jot down one line thoughts to be developed later....into either a post or a song. Nice to meet you.

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    1. Thanks Karen! Nice to meet another 'jotter'. : ) Looking forward to this new adventure.

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  16. Joyce from This side the Pond, sent me over. I love blogging and the opportunity that it gives me to say what I think, I also enjoy some of the hops. Drop by for a visit. http://artymarti.blogspot.com/

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  17. Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm looking forward to your jottings. And I'm very sure you have learned quite a few things it would be good to share - I'm looking forward to learning them with you.

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  18. This reminds me of Anne of Green Gables writing musings - she finally found her niche when she wrote about what she knew the best...Avonlee! Looking forward to reading what comes from your heart!

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