I have a blog. Why?? Why am I doing this?? I have been toying around with the idea for a while now, but I still can't answer this question! And I've really thought about it. If you know me, you believe me when I say that. I thought I would do it. Then I thought I certainly would NOT do it. Then, yes, I will. No. You get the idea.
Then Christmas time came, and I was inspired. December always does that to me -- and to my daughter, S, too! I was spending so much time checking out others' blogs and thought, "I'm going to do it!" And I quickly registered before I could analyze it (again).
But the question still begs to be answered: why??? Will it simply end up as a "laundry list" of sorts? Like the hundreds I could probably uncover around my house, of things that need to be done, have already been done, want to be done. (I do love lists.) That doesn't sound quite right. And certainly not something I want to subject anyone else to. While I love the satisfaction of a good list, I don't assume that's a passion for everyone : D Perhaps I feel like doing it so that I can share things that others may find interesting? I know I use the web this way. The time others have taken to share their projects has contributed to our family life -- perhaps I could contribute in some small way to others' family lives? Does having a blog meet my need for creating something? With an infant, my ability to "create" is veeeery limited. Maybe that's it?
Maybe by taking a bit of time to post about what we're doing, I'll be more likely to really notice all the good stuff we do. Life can get so busy these days. And just getting us all fed seems like it takes so much time and energy lately. Maybe it creates a little space where I can hold onto moments and savor them just a little longer than I can in real time. Maybe it's a way to organize my thoughts? (Sounds like a stretch, but again, if you know me, that probably makes a lot of sense!) Maybe it's another way of connecting with others -- with friends near and far?
Or maybe, just maybe, there doesn't need to be a reason at all?? I might just be on to something with that one...