Last night I had a dream that my blog was wildly famous. And its not the first time either. But I'll tell you, the wheels are turning.
Do all blogger's go through a phase of wishing and wanting their blog to be something more? something better? something that could reach hundreds of people, encourage others, bring laughter, delight and even tears to your lives? Is it even possible for a reformed Christian woman to have a popular blog?
And even more so, is it a good thing to seek after? Would it take me away from my duties and responsibilities as a wife and mother? Is it something I would still enjoy if I did it "full time" or "for a living"?
Of course, "full time" and "for a living" are hard phrases to explain or live up to. As a hardworking wife and busy mom of 3 boys, "full time" does not mean "8 hours a day"-- I already have two full time jobs (husband/house/kids)!! I'm not quite sure what "for a living" means either, since my husband is the one who provides for our home. Maybe "for a living" could mean something like, "for a new pair of shoes." Hmm, I like that.
"Full time" and "for a living" aside, I do love blogging. I love collecting my thoughts and putting them on paper so to speak. And I think I've always loved writing. As a child, I wrote "books," journaled frequently in my secret diary, and, of course, penned letters to friends. But I think it was in college, when I really discovered it was something I enjoyed. Sure there were papers that I agonized over writing, but there were also essays I agonized over in a good way. Each phrase and word had to mean exactly the right thing. I'd pour over the pages, edit and re-edit, and received stellar grades for my efforts. I enjoyed it immensely, I just never had the TIME to really pursue it (I was a busy college student X 3). I don't know that I really have the time now either. I've already realized that blogging in this house means rising before the sun (and the kids)! And oh nuts, I can hear them stirring in their bedroom already!
So...wildly famous?? We'll see what happens. For now, suffice it to say that my "Follow Me" button is just waiting to be pressed and my comment box is waiting to be filled. Beyond that... we'll see!!