Well tomorrow my 8 year old is having her tonsils out. I know it’s not a “big deal” when it comes to surgery…but it is a BIG deal when it comes to my child.
Friendship is a beautiful thing. When you have it, it can be your lifeline. As a woman, your girlfriends are the ones there for you in the tough times, when you want to go shopping, when you just HAVE to share, when you don’t want to laugh alone. But when you are friend-less, or just don’t have the amount of contact with your friends that you would like…life can be very lonely.
For me personally, I am quite picky about whom I choose as friends. Maybe because of past hurts, maybe because I fear being rejected who knows why I am the way I am. I do know, when I do have a friend I’m like a Golden Retriever….loyal to the end! I don’t need lots and lots of acquaintances, just a few really good friends. Those I can trust. Trust is HUGE for me.
What I have found is that in the past 12 years of being a mom, and a homeschool mom at that…there hasn’t been tons of time for me to develop friendships. I don’t have the freedom to just meet someone for that cup of coffee. And I for sure can’t even bother to consider having a meaningful phone conversation…uninterrupted! So I haven’t made many new friends, and…to my disappointment… I haven’t done well in keeping up with my existing friends.
As many of you know I have been a jewelry artist for a long time. I’ve sold to stores and online through a website. Lately, I have really been pushing the ETSY store thing…and loving it. It has opened my world to many other artists, artists who are mom’s as well. There are two communities which I have become a part of online.
The second community is Posh Mama and this place ROCKS! Already, I have made several new friends…again, many are artists…but most importantly we’re all mom’s too. Shoot, I even belong to a group for TALL mama’s!! Is that funny or what?
It doesn’t take a lot of my time, but what it does is give me a couple minutes a day of adult interaction with other women like myself. They don’t care if I’m still in my pajamas, they don’t care if I’m taller than them, they don’t care that my husband works for a church…they’re just interested in whatever it is we are discussing at the moment.
And to me…that is priceless!
Okay, so I’m fairly new to this whole blogging thing and this morning I was “tagged” and need to provide seven random things about myself. Not that you are interested, but apparently by “bloggers-law” I’m obligated! Maybe it will give you something to laugh about….but I promise not to make you spew coffee out onto your monitor. I’m just not that funny!
Okay, I made the daring move of actually posting my very own question on the Etsy forum. A question about blogs. Not only do I really not know how to approach this whole thing…I mean, what do you really want to know about me?…but I really don’t know how to make it look good.
That being said, I had a huge response and got to view many, many wonderful blogs. For instance, check these bloggers out:
and that was just the beginning!
Thanks to all of you as I begin this journey…any input is always, always, always appreciated.
Blog on 🙂