Monday, April 5, 2010

Finding my place

I am trying to figure out my niche, so to speak, in the bloggy world.  I'm a Mom, an animal lover, a wife, a daughter, a student, a homemaker, an employee, etc.  I want to write about all of my experiences, no matter how insignificant or trite they might be.  But where does that put me in this huge blogosphere?  This I'm not sure of.  I also know I hate my blog name.  I chose it when I was bored and pregnant and I just didn't have the brain power to think of anything else.  Defining my niche will help me choose a name, but as I said, I'm stumped.

I am thinking about purchasing my own domain, I just need to figure out a good name and then learn all this html stuff.  I just don't have patience for learning sometimes.  Which is why I probably chose such a cheesy blog name, laziness!  This is acturally a recurring theme in my life, but that is a totally different blog post.

In the next few days, I will be working on this, and possibly moving my blog to Wordpress since I've heard some great things about the features.  I'm not sure if I'm up to that challenge, especially since if I happen to have any readers, this would get confusing.  I just want to invest more and get more from my blogging experience.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

In Which I Let Go

In November 2009 I traded in my 2008 Camry for a 2010 Corolla.  This was a financial decision as we had tons of medical bills coming up.  I was so incredibly upset and depressed because even though I didn't pick out my Camry, it was MY car.  As I've said before, we had no insurance and we'd just gotten some bad news financially, so we felt this was the right decision for us.  In reality, it wasn't really necessary as the payments weren't lowered by much.  To be honest, I've spent a lot of time dwelling on this and being very bitter towards my husband because he "pushed" this on me.  I've also been bitter towards him because I felt like I had to give everything up while he gave up nothing.

I decided tonight that I am going to let go of all of this negative energy and just finally be at peace with the decisions we have made.  There is nothing I can change and there is no sense in dwelling on what's already happenend.  My husband meant me no harm and I'm being foolish for continuing to hash this out 3 months later.

Letting go is a wonderful thing.  My mind will be clear and at ease and my relationship with my husband will be that much better.  This is my new mantra for life in general.  I'm not sure why I'm just now realizing I need to do this, but I truly think this will help with my mentality and overall mood.  Plus it will help me teach my son wonderful traits :).

So here's to letting go in 2010!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Controversial Blog

I am a democrat.  I was born and raised as such.  There was a brief period in 2000 when I chose to cheer for George W., but that was to irritate my Dad, and because he is from Texas as I am.  After that, I realize why children are not allowed to vote, they sometimes don't make sound and rational decisions (i.e. trying to piss your parents off).  Anyways, with that said, I'm sure you all have me figured out and pegged.  I'm a sacrilegious heathen who believes in abortion, hates all of the American soldiers, completely lacks support for my Country, etc.  And in some cases you'd be right, but not in the instance of the things I just mentioned.

I am totally and completely against abortion.  While I am a democrat, I was raised Catholic (I know, a complete contradiction) and went to a Catholic schoole for 8 years.  I do not believe in abortion in any situation.  My Mom actually disagrees with me on this topic, so we don't really discuss it.  I do believe the government has every right to step in and make abortion illegal, afterall, it is murder.

Another thing I "go against the grain on" is the war.  Or, more specifically, the soldiers fighting this war.  Don't get me wrong, I am completely against the war.  I have my opinions on it and I'm sure no one really wants to hear them, so I'll keep that off here (more controversy than I can handle for one post).  However, I strongly support the troops fighting this war.  They leave their families and loved ones behind to keep me safe, and for that I truly respect them!  These people make huge sacrifices, including their lives, quite often, and that makes them all heros!  While I don't support the war they are fighting, I support them as humans for protecting me when they have no obligation.  They are truly the spirit of our Country.  This has become even more real for me since I have had Weston.  I want him to live in a Country where he doesn't have to worry about terrorist attacks, and these soldiers are trying to make that a reality for him.

I bring this up because I was reading a blog where someone was discussing soldiers.  I actually read a lot blogs of military wives for some strange reason.  Anyways, I really wanted to voice my thoughts on this matter.  I believe we should all support our soldiers, whether we agree with the war or not!