Thursday, August 29, 2013
I was just thinking this morning at how I’ve personally
changed since starting this blog. I
started my musings on Independence Day, 2006.
My reasoning was simple-I wanted a place where I could dust off my rusty
writing techniques, give myself personal deadlines and get back to earning some
money with those skills. And the
reasoning behind Independence Day? That
I was starting my own Independence and getting back to my roots.
My life is full-daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, in-law
and grandparent, but I wanted to be Carine the writer as well. I had truly missed that part, deeply-just
didn’t have the time to realize it until our son, Adam graduated high school
and we shut down our day care business.
There were no ideas of grandeur-just wanted to write. And so it began. Quickly realizing that while I could still
write pretty darn well, I needed to do something about my technical abilities.
It took the help of a “kindly” stranger to get my list of
favorites to be listed-if you try some of those links that are there-you’ll
find that some of them no longer exist-but my skills to take them off have not
But-I have found a way to post some pictures. That’s only been in the last couple of
months-but I can do it! Plus, I’ve
learned how to navigate several social media sites and even post from my smart
All of these new talents were not easy for me-you’ll
remember way back at the beginning, I did write a post apologizing for not
being able to acknowledge my favorite blogs or doing a whole lot more than just
writing. I called myself a
It’s not that I’m much better at my technical abilities, but
I’m very proud of those I’ve honed.
I wish I’d been able to have some of these skills when Dylan
and Aidan were born-they were just as cute as Jackson-but I just wasn’t able to
add their baby photos-not even to “save my life”. And then I would have loved to have shared a
photo of Sunshine. Our dear and beloved
(and despite our new adorable rescue, we still cry at missing her for almost 2
years now) Sunshine.
Besides being 7 years older, I’ve written about job loss,
aches and pains, graduations, marriages, births, remodeling successes (and
annoyances) and our very long moving experiences-some of my posts have been put
on other peoples blogs, a couple I re-wrote and had published in Chicken Soup
books and others have been my sounding boards-this has been a good place for
I’m not informing you (by any means) that I’m shutting
down-this is still “my” place, but I’m hoping that you all still come here to
share my life, my loves and hopefully still finding a bit of amusement in the
process of visiting.