Tonight I attended a glorious blogging event~ Blog*Sugar. I almost didn’t go. In fact, I had a ton of excuses to NOT go. I have a sick kid at home, we’re about to tear out the carpet, baseboards, and tile downstairs-I wanted to get a head start, and it was going to be a long drive (on the eve of Memorial Weekend).
However, I already committed to attending this event with a friend. I invited her for two reasons (besides the fact that she just a super cool friend). One, she’s a blogger too (dalimama.blogspot.com) so I knew she’d probably dig the event. Two, I knew that if I had someone coming along that I could not let my lame social insecurities (blast them) get the best of me.
Upon arriving, I immediately sensed that I was glad I came. To be in the midst of 60 creative types was invigorating for a girl that considers brushing her teeth, taking a real shower (washing hair AND shaving legs), and managing to keep her children from starting WWIII a good day. No, not just good. Fabulous.
Once we had a chance to munch on delicious appetizers and desserts (I have to admit I ate more desserts than appetizers), we were asked to reflect on the purpose of our blog. I was stumped. I’m not gifted at impromptu meaningful thought (blast that too!).
So I thought for a bit and this is the best I could come up with: I blog for a lot of reasons. Not so much for a purpose (yet). A purpose is a noun. It is a thing. I have not quite found my blogging "thing" yet. I'm working on it. For me, at this stage, my blog is about sharing, venting, and laughing. Verbs. Actions. I do it because in the midst of raising 3 crazy rascals, lupus, cancer, autism, and putting on a weak performance as Martha Stewart, blogging makes me happy. I enjoy the connection it has formed with so many of you.
Hmmm….maybe I am sensing a purpose there???
And while I have definite blog envy (yeah, I'm working on that too) of the purpose-filled writers, crafters, chefs, and home-schoolers, I am okay with writing without a purpose for now. It will come. So, I’ll keep writing about my random thoughts and nutty mom experiences. Thanks for being a part of the journey with me.