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)