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Friday, July 1, 2011

Five Minute Friday

I've decided to take the challenge and jump right in... I sort of told Ima from My life is a nutcase that I'd join her in her bravery this week. I miss writing and since I have no time to write properly I'm going to give this a

I think I want to talk about what blogging has come to mean to me. I started blogging in January.. so I'm pretty new here. I wanted to start commenting and participating in the blog that started all of this.. Courtney's Women Living Well. One day my husband just told me.. go for it.. why don't you start your own blog.

I thought about it for a couple of days and then one day I just signed up. I'm SOO techno-challenged, but I have learned so much over the past five plus months. My children are all agog at what Mom's been able to do. I'm still learning m y way around, but I think I've come a long way!

I've always loved writing.. since I was a child I've written poetry and short stories and I once even won a writing contest when I was 20. I sort of put all that behind me when I got married and started having children. Its been so wonderful to have this outlet for my desire to write.

More importantly, I started blogging because I wanted to share the spiritual journey I've been on.. this blog was born from a place of pain and searching for answers. I found Courtney and realised that there were other people out there who lived the lifestyle I have chosen for the past 18 years.

I know that might sound strange but it is not that normal where I live for women to live a 'biblical' life. Maybe there are people out there... I've just never come across any. In both my family and my husband's mothers worked and there was no encouragement to be a stay at home mom. Its the norm over here for both parents to work. Mothers who don't usually have housekeepers, some even live in.

Anyway, I'm almost out of time.. so this is it. I love being part of this blogging world and I am so happy to have all you new friends and to meet new people and to share and learn as we journey


Whew!.. almost didn't make it to the end there.. well this was my first attempt so forgive me if I stick in my last word 'together'.

It was fun, maybe I'll do it again some time. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoy your Independence Day celebrations!


Meghan said...

welcome. i have been questioning so much lately why i blog. but it's nice to hear the reasons someone chooses to blog from the beginning. i love five minute fridays...

"Ima" said...

Oh you did it! And you did a great job. I'm always so amazed at how much people write in 5 minutes-I didn't even finish my thoughts. I'm home from being the VBS nurse, being lazy on the couch so I guess it's time to try again on another 5 minute Friday.

Azuma-chan said...

You are totally amazing. You are saying that you started blogging yet you write this much?! Truly you are wonderful. I always wonder how people write that much in small amount of time. I'm not one of them for sure. Maybe cause I'm kinda slow in typing.

Anyway, you did a wonderful job here. Loved your piece of blog. And voted for you :)

Lisa Maria said...

Thank you ladies.. I just realised though that I didn't write on the topic.. welcome! oops! Well, I guess I didn't read the instructions correctly. I'll do better next time.

Ima, I read yours and I loved it.

Azuma.. thank you for your vote, but I live abroad so I didn't plan on entering the contest.. I didn't even know about it until I re-read the instructions (after I entered ;-) As for writing so much in the small amount of time.. I trained to be a secretary back when I was a young, single woman. I can still type pretty fast.

Thanks for all your sweet comments. God Bless!

Kristin Bridgman said...

I am SO glad you entered the blogging world! You as well as others have made it so much fun, challenging, and are such encouragers!
I love you my dear blogging friend! :)
Keep writing

Lisa Maria said...

Oh thank you Kristin.. I feel the same way about you. I've grown so much and learnt so much and met so many wonderful people.. like you!

Thank you for your constant encouragement.

Love & Hugs