Salut! Hallo! Ciao! Hola! Shalom! Namaskaram!
To the few old-time readers, much of this post may be familiar. To the new friends who may stop by from Blogging 101, thank you for hopping over.
I have been blogging for about 10 years now. The idea of an About Me is fascinating. From the time I started with Blogger and went through many iterations of this blog, my descriptions have undergone many a change. From a straightforward ‘this is who I am’ complete with pictures to the current cryptic peek into what I believe in.
So, when the first prompt for Blogging 101 at WordPress showed up in my email last night, I was not sure how I wanted to go about it. Here goes:
I am a bohemian trapped in a matron. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am that mother who embarrasses her children by public displays of affection. I am that friend who still has the half a heart of the BFF pendant decades later. I am that bookworm who reads Pride and Prejudice a hundred times. I am one of those people you pass a million times on your way to work and can never really remember. A fly in the wall. A wallpaper.
In real life terms, I am a mother to three. A work around the home person. I love to cook. I hate to clean. I champion equality in every form. I have an opinion on almost everything but I will hardly voice it. I abhor confrontation. I love adulation.
I maintain a personal blog on a public forum for many reasons. One of those is that I like to write. The topics I write best are the ones where words tumble and fall from my head before I can capture them on paper. Most of them have to do with me and by extension my family, my friends, my work or lack thereof. The ‘me’ and ‘my’ I speak of has evolved over the years I have blogged. They have gone from bored to angsty to content. The topics I have written about have been about being an immigrant in an adopted country, about finding my place as a partner in a relationship, about infertility, about pain and loss, about becoming a mother, about adoption, about pregnancy, about being a working professional, about being a stay at home parent. The things I talk about have changed as I have. The core is essentially the same.
Every once in a while I get a note from a reader saying something I wrote resonated with them. I have met kindred souls, formed lasting friendships and most of all found myself through my words. For that alone, I continue blogging.
As I wrap up this introduction, I have a favor to ask. If you stop by here, would you take a moment to acknowledge me and say hello? Leave a note or a link to your post and I would love to say hello.