Friday, July 22, 2011

Starting a new journey

Here we are at a new post in a new location! I realized a couple of days ago that I have been blogging since 2002. How crazy is that? The most recent is the one everyone is most familiar with, our family blog. The plan is to keep updating that blog because I enjoy doing it and because I hold out the eternal hope that Mike will write more over there, too. He's way better at this than I am but I'm more consistent so there you go. You get quantity instead of quality, haha.

The family blog is a pretty happy one and we've had a certain theme there for almost 5 years now. I don't feel that's an appropriate place to go into detail about martial arts or books or my personal struggles and insights around the loss of our son Garrett. Not that this is going to be a sad place. I'm not sure I can do sad or emo, to be honest, because when it comes down to it, I'm pretty darn optimistic.

I'd also like this blog to be a public one. I've kept the family blog out of the Google searches because my name is so distinctive and I don't want people to just be able to google my name and get the entire history of Miss A's life. But as I've been searching blogs and websites for stories about or by people who have experienced loss, I thought that it might be nice if my journey might be able to help someone who is also awake at 1am and looking for answers or reassurance that can only come from someone who has been there.

We'll see how this pans out...wish me luck!

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