Hi! Is there anyone out there?
I have to be honest, I had completely forgotten about my blog, until last week someone commented on one of my posts and I received an email notification. Oh yea, that blog I used to write…so I approved the comment and then I promptly forgot again. Then this morning, as I lay in bed, enjoying sleeping in (I am a teacher in NJ and we have off this Thursday and Friday for a teacher’s convention) I came across a blog for a writer that I really like and wanted to follow.
Since the end of Google Reader I haven’t really been reading a whole lot of blogs…but then I remembered that Word Press had a way to add blogs you followed, even non-Word Press blogs. So…..I dug through the dusty remains of my memory to find my username and password and sign myself in. *sneeze* There is a lot of dust in there!
As I scrolled through the sites I have subscribed to (but haven’t read in a year or more), I remembered why I started blogging in the first place: To find more female BJJ people. Because I was concerned about doing BJJ, a typically male sport, and I was a girl. Was there something wrong with me? And, I was greatly relieved to find this giant community of female BJJ bloggers out there that let me know I was not alone.
In the past year, I’ve gone through a bunch of life changes. (I know, this is out of left field, but if you are still with me, I promise it connects. Eventually.) I was accepted to a science teacher fellowship program for “teacher leaders.” I made a huge decision to stop teaching the marching band I have taught as my side job for the past 10 years so I can have more time for my niece, nephew, and training. (Time is more precious then money. Lesson Learned). I received my advanced brown belt in my karate classes, and I am hoping to be able to test for my black belt April 2015. There has been an ongoing fight in my family to get my parents to move into a smaller, more manageable property (they currently live on 4 acres of land, and are 84 and 78, respectively).
There are a lot of things occuring that I would benefit from reflecting on and sharing with others to help gain perspective. And maybe there is something I am going through that might help someone else know they are not alone. (See, I told you to hang in there!)
So, I am making a resolution to get back into blogging. I really enjoyed it when I was posting on a regular basis, and I think that now is a good time for me to get back into the swing of things. So I am putting “write blog post” in my Any.do calender, and see what happens. Yay!
See You Soon!