What I have learned over the past Month

Exactly 30 days ago I started this blog! 30 days, 1,923 views, 10 lbs lighter and a heck of a lot wiser… at least I would like to think so. I still have not figured everything out, but I have made a good start. I want to celebrate my small steps today and share with you the TOP 5 things I have learned about ME in the past 30 days.

1.) I am smarter than I think. If you would have asked me a month ago what a Plug in, widget or Akismet was, I would have thought you were talking dirty to me. My blog is definitely not perfect and has a long way to go… but I am proud of it. I set this up by myself. Completely by myself. I taught myself everything just by reading and well… trial and error. I am excited to keep learning and growing. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

2.) I like getting my back pat. And I am not talking in any kinky way here… I mean like getting a smiley face sticker on your homework way. I know I am doing this blog for me… but it feels pretty good to have people comment and tell you they like what you are doing. I have always been a Gold Star type of gal… and that is fine, as it pushes me to strive to be better. As long as I know this about myself, I think that is okay. Maybe one day I will be able to do something just because I want to do it and not care about getting the A from the teacher… but not today. (So with that in mind you should all leave fabulous comments telling me how wonderful I am. Just kidding)

3.) There is support out there… you just have to look for it. I am actually overwhelmed with the amount of incredible bloggers and how many autism support groups there are. I am not sure why I never reached out for the support before. I guess I had not really come to terms with things. You can’t reach out to someone until you are ready. I am so impressed by these people and how much they are doing for the benefit of not only their own children but the entire autism community. It actually makes me feel selfish that for so long I have been consumed only about me. But that was the past. I now will look forward and aspire to be like the great Autism mommy bloggers like Diary of a Mom, Spectrummy Mummy, Mama Be Good, Apples and Autobots and Another Piece of the Puzzle. You ladies and the all the others(and daddy Bloggers too) are my heroes. Through your post I feel accepted, understood and inspired! You inspire me to want to be a better mommy, a better advocate and most of all a better person. Thank you for helping me to find my own voice so that I can speak up for those who can’t.

4.) I like writing! I may not be great at spelling and I can defiantly use a better editing program… but that is okay. There is something therapeutic about writing. I cannot explain the feeling I get when I am able to get all these thoughts that are jumbled up inside this big head of mine actually onto the screen. And then to have you all be able to read it and better than that… get it! WOW! That is a better high than anything. I started this journey a month ago to find my passion… to find what makes me happier. Writing is definitely one of those things.

and 5.) I am blessed. My life is not perfect, but I am blessed to have it. Simple as that… no more words needed to describe this one.

Thank you all for sticking around the past 30 days. I will continue to keep writing and would love for you all to continue to keep reading. (I told you I was a Gold Star Girl)

10 thoughts on “What I have learned over the past Month

  1. Sharon, in putting down my thoughts, I hope I don’t offend or say something incorrect. I don’t face the challenges that you do on a daily basis, or have a child with a form of autism, or any special need but I really enjoy reading your blogs. It opens my eyes and gives me more patience to deal with a daughter growing up and facing everyday challenges, I am thankful and realize how truly blessed I am.

    I do believe that God chooses those special people like you and many others to be blessed with children like Jay knowing they are in understanding and caring hands. I have always been in awe of how much you try to load into your every waking moment, and wondered why someone would do this to themselves. Searching for and reaching that contentment is difficult, but I think you may have discovered it in your writing. Slow down, the world is not going to fall apart if you stay in your PJs all day, or you don’t make Shamrock pancakes, or finish a course. The work you are doing with Jay and writing to others should be satisfying enough. Keep up the great work and we will continue following with interest!

    1. Thank you so much Judy! This meant a lot! And yes I am slowly realizing that it is okay not to do everything. We had no special April Fools day surprises this year and guess what… that was okay! I am thick headed and it takes a lot to get through to me… but yes I am realizing these things!

  2. Well congradulations on your accomplishment. Over the past month I have come to realize, that reading about what you and Arlene are doing is modivating me to remember the blessings. There have been many a day the last month when being a mom was not something I felt up to doing. But, I have come to believe that that is why we have family. We are not alone with our problems, what we think, need, become is not in isolation. How we become better effects the ones around us. Keep on getting better I am happy to benifit from it too 🙂

  3. Congrats on your first month of blogging! Glad you are enjoying it – I remember starting out with no idea what I was doing and being surprised how much I enjoyed learning about layouts and widgets and all of that. 🙂

    I completely agree that you should not feel guilty about not reaching out sooner. Everyone has to go through this journey in their own way and find what works for them. And blogging is great because you can post when you are able and take a break when you need to if life gets too hectic.

    Best wishes!

  4. Congrats… I too am wondering why I didnt start this sooner… like 20 years sooner, who knows where I would be right now. But we cant keep our feet in the past if we want to move forward. Keep writing and dont worry about Super Mom… super heroes only exist in comic books, not in real life!

  5. Congrats on your 1 month blogoversary!

    It’s very cool what you’re doing over here & you started out a lot smarter than me by choosing WordPress! Wish I had done that from the beginning!

  6. Hi, and thanks for stopping by my blog with UBP11. congrats on your first month of blogging. I never thought I would take to it so well, either. I was quite reluctant in the beginning, but it grew on me.

    I spent most of Saturday in PJs, too, while my hubby took the boys out for some male bonding. Like you said, (and I have on my blog sidebar) every day is autism day in our house.

    I’m glad to “meet” you, and I’ll be following.

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