Hello world!


That shoe company had it right!  Those magical words are the kick-in-the-pants I so often need!  Quit over-thinking it!  Stop “getting ready to get ready”!  Time to “get off the pot” and JUST DO IT!!  If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, this is it – my very first official blog post.  It isn’t that I haven’t been blogging and writing stories in my head for many years, or even transferring these thoughts to little scraps of paper and notebooks; it’s the first time I’m putting it out there for all to see,  and for some reason THAT scares me to death.  Anyone who knows me would have to agree I’m a pretty confident person who is quick to express an opinion or share a story or two, but for some reason going public is unnerving.  Being judged or criticized really doesn’t bother me (well, maybe a little), so I had to ponder (over-thinking again) exactly what I was afraid of and came to the conclusion it’s one of two things: (1) disappointing you with boring “stuff”, or (2) being arrested by the Literary & Journalism Police.  It’s definitely the police!  I’m back in the 5th grade at St. Francis de Sales, nervously waiting for Sister Mary Damien to hand back my corrected English homework, and mortified to see and wondering how there could be so much red ink on one piece of paper.  I still ask myself how it can be so hard to figure out when to use commas vs. semi-colons.  As with other questions I had in Catholic school, the answers pretty much went into the “that’s a mystery of the Bible” folder.  But, that’s another whole blog – don’t get me started on it now!

So, I’m venturing out!  Openly and publicly!  For whatever it’s worth!  I hope you enjoy my ramblings and rumblings, my stories and reflections, and find a few tidbits of information along the way.  My goal is to make this a fun place for both you and me.  I welcome your comments openly and really hope the teachers out there will finally set me straight on the use of commas and semi-colons.  I’m all grown up now and not so afraid of that red checking pencil – in fact, I welcome it!

Just Do It – what a great line!  I feel great because – I JUST DID!

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