Friday, December 10, 2010

Blogging, The New Hobby

I truly believe hobbies are important to maintain our sanity.  Everyone can benefit from a creative outlet.  As long as I can remember I've been on the hobby bandwagon, starting with Friendship bracelets in Junior High.  It seems every year or two, I'm shelling out hundreds of clams to jump on the latest hobby train.  From making Candles, Rubber Stamping, Scrapbooking, Beading, to Crochet.  If you can name it, chances are I have remnants of supplies in my house collecting dust.

I'm glad that the latest "hobby", blogging, is so cost effective and easy to begin.  It's a great way to surround yourself with like-minded people, share experiences, and leave your little stamp on the world.  I've been thinking a lot lately about why so many Moms today are blogging.  My perspective on this is that it's easy to incorporate into our busy lives and therapeutic.  It's also a great way to reaffirm that when you're feeling misunderstood, there's bound to be someone out there who can relate to you.  I think that through sharing we not only become more complete ourselves but might even help someone else be more complete in the process.

Blogging is a natural next step for me.  I've enjoyed writing since I was a young girl.  I couldn't even count how many times I've gotten out of bed (like tonight) to write down the words floating around in my head so I can settle down and get some sleep.  I am excited to finally kick off my blogging journey.

So, what am I all about and what do I intend to share from my corner of the Web?

In my house, I'm outnumbered 2 to 1 so it's usually about "What He Said!"  My husband is from the south and I am originally from the north which makes for some interesting gaps in our backgrounds and approach to life.  He is a true "country boy" and I am more of a "city girl".  Through it all, we've been able to come together to raise a quirky little boy that is our whole world.  I hope to bring some interesting stories about of life that some of you can appreciate.

I've been in the Information Technology business for over 15 years.  My title inspiration is also sparked by the challenges of becoming a successful woman in a male dominated field.  I'll be talking about the challenges of being a working Mom and sharing my challenges with "balancing it all".

1 comment:

  1. Kristin, I can't wait to read your journey and share together.

    Welcome to the blogsphere, may I be the first one to congratulate you.