Remember when you were in Junior High in the early to mid 80's and the thing to have was a Sony Walkman? I guess I am assuming that anyone reading this knows me and is somewhere around the same age as I am and therefore would remember walking to school, thinking you were too cool jamming to Michael Jackson's Beat It. I never had the actual Walkman. They were too expensive. I had some off brand like the Walkalong or something. But if you stuffed it in the pocket of your jacket nobody knew it wasn't a real Walkman anyway. (Side note: Could you even imagine back then that someday they would make jackets or backpacks or even clothes with pockets specifically for the tiny little device that would play your music of choice? I know! Crazy!)
In High School the thing to have was a perm and a Liz Claiborne purse (okay, so I am also assuming you are a girl). After High School "It" was a pager, and then "It" slowly evolved into a cell phone, a job with benefits, a house, a spouse, and an SUV big enough for three kids, a stroller, two camp chairs, a few of your kids' friends and a little hole in the dashboard where you can plug in your . . . . ipod (or any off brand MP3 player)!! See? It's like we've come full circle!
But lately, it seems there is a new trend among friends. "It," the latest, the thing to have, has become (drumroll please) . . . a blog! (cue chimey magic wand music that ends with a musical ta-daaaah!)
So of course, in our constant quests to keep up with the Joneses (or in my case, the Rooses and the Wilhelmsens), we are now blogging our little hearts out.
I am so on board with this trend. For years, I have been spouting off about my thoughts and opinions, and sometimes witty little anecdotes, to any poor unsuspecting soul who would listen. I am sure many of those people are so sick of me. Heck, I am often sick of me. So this blog is here to provide me with a forum for sharing my thoughts, ideas, opinions and hopefully entertaining stories with anyone who chooses to read them. Please keep in mind, they are MY thoughts, MY opinions, MY ideas, MY stories. They may not be yours, they may not be right, they may not always be popular. The only thing I am claiming them to be is MINE. Like the tag line says, it is my blog and I'll be Queen if I want to!
Be patient while I find my voice, and get used to this whole world. I was hoping my first post would be one of those rock your world kind of moments. Just so you know, I tend to have really high expectations. I want this to be a BLOG!!! and not a blahg. I welcome any suggestions from you seasoned bloggers on finding inspiration, setting aside the fear and just putting it out there. So bring it on, lets get to know one another, lets get this party started. Let the adventure begin.