Monday, November 17, 2008

Jumping in...

I am oddly and unusually self-conscious as I sit at my computer, trying to find a clever, attention-grabbing way to begin this daunting undertaking. As I am not 100% certain what, exactly, "blogging" is, it is particularly challenging trying to figure out how to do it "right". Already, I am critiquing my writing style and the content of this entry. What is lost, in cyberspace, are the 57 sentences I have already written, re-written & deleted. I think there was a line in the movie "You've Got Mail" in which Meg Ryan writes (paraphrasing): "I like to begin each email as if we're already old friends, instead of total strangers who happened to meet...". I'm going to go with that approach and pick up, on my own thoughts, mid-conversation. Care to join me?

As a 42 year old, single mother of 2, I find myself at a crossroads of sorts. Certain aspects of my life are vastly different than my "vision" of where I would be...had I thought of such things 10, 15, 20 years ago. Regardless, I believe I am on the right path toward figuring out who/ what I want to be when I grow a woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter and as a friend. The last 2 years, in particular, have been riddled with growing pains. Perhaps sharing will clarify some of the lessons I have learned. Perhaps some of my experiences will resonate with a patient reader. We shall see...


  1. Please, don't leave us hanging!

  2. Kimberly... You've got mail is one of my fave movies!!!!
    Love that sentence!
    Monica x.