10 Years of Blogging:: Lifetime Writer

It all started in the 6th grade with a black and white marbled composition book. I started writing then and I’ve never stopped.

When I started blogging several years ago, it was just for fun. I was simply sharing life at the time. I began to blog in 2006. (I can’t even believe I’ve been doing this, though inconsistently until now, this long!) We had no kids. I had taken a year off of teaching. I was selling Party Lite candles and serving at a restaurant to earn some money. It’s fun to go back and read those old posts. Life was so different!

My next blog, Sock Monkey Tales, reflected my life as a new mom/elementary teacher. Again, it was just to document our life and have fun writing because I love to write.

Boy has life changed! My blog changed. The Hubs’ job changed. We added another kiddo to the bunch. We even have a new dog. (Okay, writing about our new dog brings up memories of our old dog,  Jackson; and it’s still a little painful, honestly.) My goal for blogging has changed in some ways.

I am still documenting my sweet and sometimes crazy life. I love to write about the things that I am passionate about: My relationship with God, The Hubs, my kiddos, relationships, books, trying to be a good wife and mom, writing and basically embracing this life of a stay at home, homeschooling mom. I want to encourage others, whether you are a mom or not, to embrace the life God has given you right now!!! It won’t be perfect; but it can be so beautiful if you see it through the eyes of a grateful spirit.


I truly hope my little space encourages anyone who stops by. I hope you feel like, “Hey, I don’t have to be perfect and have it all together to be a boss in the mom department. ” (Or the spouse department or the friend department.)

When it comes down to it, I just love to write. I feel lucky to have a space to do just that. So, for those of you who stop by often or from time to time, thank you for reading my words. I am truly grateful.


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