Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I am finding myself

The other night I was talking to a close friend's husband whose life is suddenly on the brink of major changes. In all probability he and his family will be moving somewhere else this time next year. He received some news that changes everything. And it has been an impetus for reflection. He shared with me that even though things haven't happened the way "they were supposed to" - his emphasis, he's learned something very important. He's figured out what makes him tick. What gives him juice. What gets him going in his work. Really, he's found himself. And no matter what the future brings, he knows that he's going to be fine...because, he has an amazing wife, two beautiful girls and he's figured out where he fits in the world and what he is good at doing.

At one point during our conversation he suddenly turned to me and said, "YOU know what it's like - your blog. What it's like to find yourself, to know that you've found IT." And the cool thing, the really cool thing is that YES, I know exactly what he is talking about. Something has happened to me over the last year, as I celebrate my 1st anniversary of blogging. I am finding myself. At least for now. And it feels damn good!

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25 comments:

Jennifer H said...

A year? Congratulations!

Well, I am glad of two things...that you found yourself (and a way to communicate it all to the world), and I am glad that I found you.

angeline said...

Yeah! 3 Cheers!

Glad you found yourself...yup...this blogging thingy....its trully amazing...its like an open book to the world to welcome them into your soul....

Reluctant Blogger said...

Yes, me too. I had a tough two years ending last summer but they were things I needed to go through. I am very happy with myself now - about who I am and where I want to go - and it is a liberating feelings.

ANd yes, blogging is great. I also keep a diary and I have always found that to be great for delving into my inner self and for reflection. Sometimes it is not possible to do that to quite the same extent on a blog - well, not without sounding pretty bonkers anyway!!

g said...

It sure is fun, isn't it? And I can really thank you for getting me started. Thank you so much!

painted maypole said...

hooray for you, and your friend. and happy blogoversary

Karen MEG said...

Congratulations on this anniversary...although my first thought is ... you've only been doing this a year? Wow!

Actually nice to see that someone else gets this blogging thing too. What a compliment.

Lisa said...

Yay!!! One full year of posts and you still manage to come up with something great everyday.
Awesome!

A Mom Two Boys said...

I'M so happy you've found yourself because it also means that I'VE found you! And not in a dirty way! Cause that's kinda what it sounds like...

Happy Blogiversary!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Yay for the anniversary & gaining your voice. Blogging is the best creative outlet!

Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. I feel exactly the same way - I have found myself through the writing I do on my blog as well - I can't imagine not having it as an outlet though I've been doing it less than nine months.

Professor J said...

Happy blogoversary! I'm glad to be a part of your audience.

Suzanne said...

Many happy congrats on your first birthday! You have gone a wonderful job of creating a forum of interesting and sometimes sasssy (yes I said that word) commentary on the world around and you write the darned kindest comments when you 'go a visiting'!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulation on your anniversary.
Blessings for the future and many happy returns of the day!
Thanks for coming by "my little place in the world". I hope that I can "grow up" to be just like you! Pax, EJT

dawn224 said...

excellent. I love getting to read while you find yourself!

Lisa Milton said...

Now blow out the candles and pour yourself a drink.

You deserve it.

Jen said...

We are all so glad that you found yourself, and that we found you, or you found us. I look forward to another year of great writing, and great friendship!

phd in yogurtry said...

And I'm glad I found your blog! Congrats on one year anniversary.

Purple Teacup said...

Congratulations! I love your blog. I heard someone say that blogging is cheaper than therapy, which I do agree UNLESS you are fixated on how many comments and visitors you get and then well it is just sabotage. So hopefully I will learn how to stop sabotaging myself.....

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Me too! Going back to college and blogging have really energized me.

A year? Wooohoo!

Manager Mom said...

A year...very cool. I'm in about month three and I feel like the blogging is the oxygen I've been missing... I hope I can remain selfish enough to keep it up.

p.s. we should talk Minivan sometimes. Do you hate yours as much as I despise mine?

Manic Mommy said...

That is wonderful to hear. You're pretty terrific and it's nice that you're starting to know it, too.

I'm not quite as far along as you but if my blog were my baby, I'd deliver any day now.

HRH said...

How sweet of him to say something like that...to realize it! Congratulations. Wow.

Suzanne said...

JCK, a belated thought. Have you given thought to how you have changed/evolved over the past year of blogging? Or not? I'm guessing yes.

Janet said...

Happy Blogoversary, or whatever they're calling it. I agree, it's been a very fulfilling means of self-expression. Not to mention learning new things from fun new people.

Angie said...

I'm glad blogging gives you such purpose and identity. For me, it is starting to make my life feel a bit out of control. I am still finding balance.

KEEP BELIEVING

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