I was invited to join a blog hop today. I thought it might be fun to be a participant in the hop.
I spent time last night going around and looking at some of the blogs and making comments. I became a follower. It is amazing how many different blogs there are and all so different. They all reflect the personality of the creator.
That makes me wonder, does my blog reflect my personality? I don't know if I have gotten comfortable enough yet for it to really be me. I think I may still be at the point where I am learning who I am. You would think that at almost 59 I would know who I am by now. I really think I am comfortable with being myself, but writing and putting your personal thoughts out for everyone to read is a little different.
Who am I? I am a mother of four children. Well actually four adults now. My first husband died when I was 24 and I had three children ages 2, 4, and 6. For a few years I was really only a mother. I had three children that needed me so desperately. It was a while before I started dating again.
I later got remarried and I had another child, he is 18 now, so soon I will no longer have a child at home. I have had a child of mine living in my home for 40 years now. So I will have many changes in the next year. I am a grandmother now too. I have grandsons that are 5 and 10. Is this who I am?
A little over a year ago my job was downsized and I left work to stay at home again. I have looked for work but the job market is horrible now. I didn't want to go to work for next to nothing. That was depressing at first and definitely caused some weight gain. I have come to terms with that and I have found a new niche. I have been working on my genealogy and blogging.
I think right now I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother who wants to be healthy and be around for many years to enjoy my family in a different way. That means I need to make a priority of taking care of myself. I have raised my children to take care of themselves and to do what makes them happy. I need to do that for myself.