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Broken Chains


A Post About Nothing

You'll likely notice that I haven't posted in a while...and you'll notice that's not an uncommon occurrance on this blog. I've been thinking about possible posts and have even come up with some really good ideas, even written them! In my head. While driving. As soon as I sit down in front of the computer, the words are gone.

I'd really like to post to this blog more often. Maybe I'd get more readers? Is my purpose in writing to get readers? I don't know. I often have a hard time finding my "voice" when I write; should I try to be funny, sarcastic, wry? Should I just write what's going on in my head, regardless of the way it sounds? Will that be utterly boring? In writing you always have to take your audience into consideration. Does that hold true for blogging, or should a blog have a "journal" sound/feel to it? I don't know the answers to any of these questions.

So I thought to jumpstart myself into writing by just writing whatever comes to mind, in the hopes that in the process I'll find my blog voice. What we have here is a collection of randomness, but with titles!

Motherhood: It's fun; I'm enjoying this stage of Cate's (short) life very much. She's responsive, has a lovely, deep belly laugh, smiles at just about everyone, and plays very well by herself as long as she's fed, changed and not tired. She's so cuddly...all those rolls certainly make for an armful. Her sleeping habits have changed a little bit; she's taking longer naps during the day (usually 3 of them), but doesn't settle so easily at night.

I've really been enjoying girltalk's series on routines and scheduling. If you haven't come across their site, I highly recommend it.

Hair: I just got a haircut. I don't like it. Too short. I love my stylist; she reminds me a lot of the one I used to go to in Michigan, and I've never had a "bad" haircut from her. This one isn't bad, just shorter than I want. We'll see if I can style it more to my like tomorrow. She put this stuff in my hair to give it more volume...pregnancy and breastfeeding make your hair fall out and get limp. Now when I touch my hair it feels like it has sand in it. Yuck. No pictures, sorry.

Work: Much to my surprise, I've been doing some counseling lately. I figured that moving to this very conservative area would pretty much negate most counseling opportunities. How wrong I was! The church is desperate for qualified counselors, and due to some sad family situations in the church, they have realized their need. I don't know how "qualified" I am, but I am getting some experience, that's for sure. It's interesting juggling that with motherhood. I could really use some prayer, both for the counseling and the juggling.

Vacation: We're taking one. A real one. This is nothing short of amazing, since my husband is a world-class workaholic. We were invited to go camping with two other couples and their families to a very rustic and remote lake 5 hours north. Those plans, unfortunately, fell through, but not until Neil had notified all of his clients that he would be unavailable that week. So, we're going to do something else, and hopefully leave the computers behind.

That's all for now, I guess. It's time for me to hit they hay, as my mom used to say.


  • Thanks for the updates! I'll look forward to hearing about your vacation plans as they develop.

    I can sympathize with your dilemma in finding your blog-writing voice. I have the same problem, not just with writing in my blog but with writing anything at all. I love writing, but if I don't have a specific assignment I don't really know how to get started. I think you're on the right track, though... to just start writing. I should do the same myself!

    Regarding your counseling opportunities, you're in my prayers (as well as your counselees).

    Hope all is well. I think of you more often than my spotty correspondence would indicate, and wish I could come visit you and meet your little one. Maybe someday!

    By Blogger Nueva Texan, at 9:15 AM  

  • Thanks, Laura. I appreciate your thoughts, and am glad to know I'm not alone in trying to find my writing voice!

    I think of you often as well, and can't wait to see you again sometime!

    By Blogger american girl, at 10:17 AM  

  • I think you have a great writing voice ... and it's great to hear what's going on in your life.

    If you can't think of anything to say, you can always post pics of Cate :)

    By Blogger Molly, at 8:56 PM  

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