Just over four years ago, my little Morgan made her way earthside. I started to write, a daily record of what life was like now that I had two children.
It was mostly, to be honest, in response to the sheer number of comments I recieved in pregnancy about how I would stop "all that" when I knew what parenting was REALLY like, when I had two children to juggle, etc. (All that, in this case, meaning baby-led breastfeeding, babywearing, any other visible hallmarks of a conscious valued attachment!) Also most of what I could find online at the time was about attachment parenting a baby with no mention of siblings. So I started to write my own story. I realise now, of course, that I was starting what could well be a lifelong habit of journalling in some form or another.
After just over a year I put everything across onto Blogger. It has its faults, but I am used to the general quirkiness now, and the limitations are pretty few for me. I've been here since. In those years I have been part of communities on IVillage, Mums Online, Gentle Christian Mothers, The Green Parent, and I have had long periods of not using any message boards at all. One fun thing in life online is that occasionally I meet someone and we both have a "don't I know you from somewhere else" moment. :) Oh, and I have learned how to use pictures in posts, though I never claimed to be capable of moderation in any given situation.
Since figuring out what to do with pictures I have also been recognised in real life a couple of times. Which, since really my blog is only known by a small circle of friends from online communities, is quite impressive.
In 1000 posts, I have learned a lot about myself. And about my propensity to ramble, also, clearly. In four years I have gone places I never dreamed. Not all of them wonderful actually, as I'm sure you know, but all of them real. I doubt it would be possible to give anyone a true picture of what my life looks like, but I think I've given it a good try! I cannot begin to imagine what the next 1000 posts might look like.
In thanks, for sharing the journey, for however long or short a time... My first and possibly only giveaway. ;) Please, comment away, lovely people! Don't be shy! And I will select someone at random and make you something special. I will hold off til Sunday, for those of you who have a better internet/life balance than I. :)