One reason I may never find success as a blogger is because I’m concise. With the exception of a few long-winded e-mails to former flames and my junior high 10-page letter pen-palling days, I like to be direct.
I’m amazed at how some bloggers are able to flesh out a subject – page after page devoted to how the family really felt when the cat ran away and how much more of a unified force they are now that they experienced the temporary cat loss together.
I have some things I could say which may be of some small interest to a portion of you (i.e. my mom *might* care) – but the problem is, there’s no way I can stretch it out to an entire blog post. In fact, I think I could share 10 blog “posts” right now that are each one sentence long. Let’s see how I do:
Why I Don’t Shame People Who Don’t Like to Read
While I do think that our non-reading friends probably haven’t found the right book or genre yet, it doesn’t make any difference to me if they read or not and it seems pretty uppity to criticize how people want to spend their well-deserved leisure time.
How I Feel About Men and Women and All the ISSUES
I believe that most men are great, most women are great, and nobody should be knocking one group down to lift their group up – which I am seeing more and more and am concerned about what will happen as a result. (This is something I could probably discuss at length, but is probably a better face-to-face <with wine> conversation)
How I Read So Many Books
Oh, the same way others are able to binge-watch 47 seasons of Game of Thrones – we make the time.
How Does One Achieve Balance When Working Full Time and Parenting Full Time (Parenting is Always a Full Time Job)?
No matter what you’re juggling, I’d advise not stressing about “balance” and stay focused on keeping your priorities straight (and not beating yourself up when a major client meeting needs to take priority over surprising your child at their class Valentine’s Day party) as well as ensuring that you have a wonderful support system to assist you.
Raising a Special Needs Child
I’m only seven years into this experience, but so far I’d say no matter what curveballs any of your kids throw you (and they all lob them at you left and right, some curves sharper than others), you’re going to love them and do the best you can and that’s how life is with Vivian and her curveball although she adds the blessing of being the cutest little thing EVER!
Why I Might Read Controversial Books and Why You Shouldn’t Panic
This year I want to read more non-fiction to help me learn about the world, as well as try to explore both sides of various issues, which might mean that I’ll be reading some stuff that makes you go “Hmm” but don’t worry, what I read is not necessarily a reflection of what I believe (so don’t abandon me, six blog readers!)
One Weird Trick to Losing Weight
Did you know that if you cut out all forms of alcohol AND whole-milk chocolate syrup espresso drinks that you will lose weight, even if you’re pregnant?
How I Like to Spend Money
Apparently people like blog posts that have to do with money, so although I’m not sure why you would care, I can tell you that I like to spend money on nice lunches, fancy cocktails, swanky make-up, gifts, seafood, home décor, body butter, steak dinners, wine, travel, casino visits and whole-milk chocolate syrup espresso drinks.
How to Be an Amazing Parent
You’re already an amazing parents, so just love your kids, try to spend time with them, and don’t let them accompany you when you buy drugs.
How to Be an Amazing Friend
Don’t tag them on your Facebook posts that are quotes about how you love those kinds of friends where it’s okay if you literally don’t talk for ten years because you know it’s all good and that you are still friends no matter what (I always wish someone would comment and just be like, “Who dis?”)
That’s enough of me talking! Comment with your one-sentence blog posts. Or not! Maybe you’re busy, I don’t know your life!
Mom of four, wife of one. By day I fund-raise with coffee, by night I read with wine and chocolate.