Sunday, February 28, 2010

My First "Official" Post

I've actually been blogging for years. Trouble is, family and friends have a hard time reading all the posts written in my head. As a "writer" (sometimes I don't feel like I deserve that title), I have put this pressure on myself that if I start a real blog it has to be perfect...perfectly composed, perfectly organizeed, perfectly updated.

I also thought I had to have a really good reason for starting a blog. I was going to start one when Noah was first born to show family and friends how he was growing...14 months behind on that. Then I was going to start one as part of my New Year's resolution...only 59 days late there. Then, as I lay in bed last night, penning another post in my mind as I willed myself to fall asleep, the words of one of my favorite songs, "Past the Wishing" by Sara Groves, rose to the surface:
I don't wish that I could go, I am going
I don't wish that I could be, I am being
I don't wish that I could do it, I am doing
By the grace of God I am doing

These lyrics have meant many things to me in many different moments, but in this moment, they mean stop wishing I would open an avenue for connecting with people I care about, stop wishing I would give myself a creative outlet to write. Stop wishing and start doing. So here I am! Wherever this blog imperfectly goes, I hope you'll enjoy sharing in some of the moments of my life.


Judi said...

Becky, how did you know my story?!! You are inspiring me to get going on this myself. Your blog looks amazing! I'm looking forward to reading you.

lots of love -- kisses to Noah,
Ant Judi

Alissa said...

Way to start! I look forward to reading your posts. Also, I love that a Sara Grove's song made it into your first blog!

Scott Cheek said...

This is great. I look forward to keeping up with you guys, which is something that I have trouble doing with many on my mom's side of the family.

I'll be praying that it will be more and more easy for you to get your thoughts out of your head and onto your computer.

Blessing, Scott

Anonymous said...

Get outta my head, girl! :) Yes--similar thoughts at various times. Figured I'd start a blog if I move to AK :) still working on clever titles--something about a Hawaii-Alaska connection, via CA?? ?
oh well-NOW is not the time! It's time for my taxes and a few important personal letters to be written :/ YOU GO GIRL -- di

Kathy J said...

I was just thinking this week about our last conversation about blogging and I was hoping that you'd start one up! I'm so excited! Looking forward to hearing more about your moments. :o)

Shannon Rose said...

Loved your first post, Becky! I felt the pressure to edit everything I wrote at first too. Then, I realized my family and friends aren't visiting my blog to judge my writing...just to find out what's happening in life. I know we're all our own worst critic though. ;) Looking forward to reading more!

Mrs. Lucero said...

Good for you! Can't wait to read.