Happy Blog-a-versary to Me!

WordPress sent me a lovely congratulations notification for writing on this blog for eleven years!! Holy cow! I happened to be looking back through one of my old journals the other day and read about having learned so much about raising a kid with sensory issues that I wanted to share what I’d learned. Often times I’ve learned great tips and tricks by connecting with people in the same boat, and wanted to give back. Thus, this blog was born.

That’s so much of how I operate. I’m an avid learner, always curious about something, and after taking in a bunch of info and synthesizing it into something that works for me, I tend to want to turn around and share it in the hopes it helps out someone else.

I’ll never forget sitting with a psychic back in early September of 2011. The first thing she asked me was if I was a teacher. Nope. Not me. Oh hell no. Of course, my impression of a teacher was someone who stood in front of a classroom dealing with a bunch of unruly kids. I finally figured out that teaching, at its essence is taking a concept (or skill) and imparting it to others in such a way that they grasp it. So they get it. And this is actually something I very much enjoy.

And one of my favorite ways to do this is through my own life stories. Blogging actually serves two purposes: to process my own stuff and to share what I’ve learned in the hopes it might either be useful or perhaps inspiring. I’ve never blogged to get lots of followers or views, although I just reached 1000 followers, which is fun. In fact, for the first few years I wrote, I didn’t even know about the statistics or analytics. It’s always been about sharing.

In this way I’ve built a little community. And I’m so thankful to everyone who drops in and joins me for a cup of tea. Thanks all for walking with me along my life’s journey over the past eleven years: one that’s definitely had some really unexpected curveballs.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 18 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a very challenging spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.
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14 Responses to Happy Blog-a-versary to Me!

  1. Wow, 11 years is impressive! I’m glad you found blogging to be therapeutic and made it into a lifelong habit. Here’s to 11 more 🙂

  2. MariaTeresa says:

    What a HUGE milestone🎉🎆❤ congrats!! Thank you for sharing your journey and insights with all of us. I too find blogging to be such a therapeutic process and a great way of documenting the ebb and flows of life. So much love to you😊🙌❤

  3. Karin says:

    Happy blogiversary and thank you for sharing your journey and your insights with us!

  4. Go Jules Go says:

    Wow, 11 years — congratulations!!! I love reading your thoughts, stories, and perspective. Your reaction to “teaching” reminds me of how I always felt about “networking.” Then, suddenly, in recent years, I realized that, done properly, networking is just genuinely connecting with like-minded people, and helping to connect others. In other words – the best thing ever! (Speaking of, I’m so glad Darla connected US!) Congrats again; looking forward to the next 11!

  5. emjayandthem says:

    See? You ARE a teacher! Congrats on 11 years, I’m happy to be part of your journey! ~MJ

  6. Congrats to you!! I love reading your writing. Where’s that book??

    • When I get my brain functioning again… I’ve been an eight cylinder car running on about 2 cylinders for the past probably 3 years. You don’t even want to see the state of my house and yard. Let’s just say that integrating Kundalini energy hasn’t been kind to me.

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