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Monday, February 6, 2012

Soul Searching

I did some soul searching (after Gia finally fell asleep) while on vacation and February 7th is my year anniversary of my blog. I think I am going to make it my last entry. I love blogging but maybe it is time to go back to being somewhat anonymous or private. There are parts of my life that I would love to blog about but just can't and not being able to is making it hard to write about other things. I started out writing the blog because I wanted to get paid to write but when I applied for things, it wanted a link to my blog. I didn't have one so I made one. I didn't know at the time how much joy I would get from writing it so applying for jobs took a backseat. I have appreciated most of the feedback I have gotten and it is pretty cool when someone tells you that they like your writing or what you've had to say or that it inspired them or even that I've made them feel less alone. I feel like I touched on a few topics that caused people to stop and think. I also feel like some could read it and feel very thankful that what they thought was a chaotic life they were leading actually could be a lot more chaotic.

Some of you might be surprised that Leo and the kids were the most disappointed when I told them I wasn't going to do it anymore. I explained to Nico that I thought he'd like his life to be more private and do you know what he said? "Yeah, that would be good but you love doing it, Mom so you shouldn't stop." Leo surprised even me by being so adamant about me continuing. He's mad that I didn't petition Google again to get paid and that I am letting a little aggravation and a few obstacles stop me from doing it. At some point, though, it has to end. I'm not going to keep writing about my life until I die. Even I know that would be boring. Leo's funny but he's not that funny. It seems like ending it at the year mark is a good time to do it.

Tomorrow's post will be a look back and what I have learned the last year (it might be a long one).

2 Comments:

At February 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Declare Order said...

OMG! This almost made me tear up. Not because I think you should keep writing, but because I am so proud of you. I cannot imagine how challenging it has been to write every day. Leaving at a year sounds right, doesn't it? Kudos for all you have achieved. xox

 
At February 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Leslie. I'm not sure if I'll be able to quit cold turkey but thanks for the kind words.

 

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