Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

In 4th grade I had two teachers, we were actually on the cutting edge of education because we switched classes. Mrs. Nebel & Mrs. Hess. Mrs. Nebel was strong in Math & Science and Mrs. Hess strong in English & Social Studies. These two teachers used that to their advantage and we switched classes.

My very favorite thing in 4th grade, well I had two. I got to go to the Salt Mine as a field trip, only 7 of us were chosen, it was SO cool, up until then I thought field trips were lame. My other favorite thing was this thing they called “TOP – Talk on Paper”. We got to write a story, put it in a book, make our own cover, draw our own pictures. It was SO cool.

There are a lot of things that I think I would have been good at if I would have stuck with it or had any self confidence (which is why I didn’t stick with it, I never believed I was good at anything - funny how those things carry into our adult lives). I loved to write, I loved to read. As a kid I have told you that my nose was stuck in a book A LOT!

There is a point to this, I promise. Today is my blogiversary. One year ago today, I decided to give this blog thing a whirl. I always wanted to journal but to be honest I always sucked at it, I didn’t stick with it. I felt like a complete dork, even though no one else ever read it. I started blogging because I thought Sara’s was so cool, even though I am not nearly the writer she is, I love it.

I love taking the lessons of my life and finding a scripture to go along with it. I like that I can express myself (though sometimes I delete the posts after I’ve written them – I did that Sunday) and I like that somehow I touch the hearts of others knowing that we are not alone in this world, that we have friends and most of all, we have God. I’ve “met” new sisters, and probably pissed off the old ones.

In a year’s time, I graduated from college and grown closer to God than I ever thought possible. I’ve moved on from my old church to a new one, all by hearing the voice of God in my head and in my heart. I’ve seen the lessons that God has taught me and writing in this blog has helped me to see His plan unfold. I’ve laughed and cried.

I’ve know graduated to TOB – Talk on Blog.


KayMac said...

Happy blogversary! So glad you stuck with it!

Pat said...

It's a womans God given right to delete a blog whenever she feels the need!
Happy blogaversary! I check your blog out every day!

Sara said...

happy blogaversary sweet pea! i'm a daily dropper-inner too. in fact, i saw that deleted on that only existed for thirty seconds! love you! xos

Amber Land said...

Congrats, you all inspired me to satart one. Thanks it's a lot of fun!

Amber Land said...

that's start