Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to the party!

I am a gal with a lot to say.  But quite frankly, I'm not sure what to say on this blog.

I am married to a wonderful man, Bradley.  He's the real deal - a real dude's dude.  He loves to fish - I sometimes refer to myself as a bass fisherman's widow - and I joke about his bass boat being his 'one true love'.  I'm only joking (I think).  We've been married for two years now, and when I think about all we have done and been through during our short marriage, a smile comes to my face.  We are great friends, and I'll always be thankful for him.

However, I will probably try NOT to blog about him much.  He's one of those guys who thinks blogging is a bit weird, and he has actually requested to be left out.  So there.  I will, however, refer to him as I feel necessary - especially if he is playing a supporting role (or starring role, for that matter) in my story.

When I told Bradley that I was going to start a blog, it was he who posed the question: "What in the world are you going to blog about?  What do you do or have or want that others want to read about?"

He had a point.

I started following a few blogs a year or so ago (you can find these under my favorite blogs - you'll love them, too!)  When I look back at these now, I realize that most of the blogs I follow revolve around motherhood.  I love the thought of being a mother, and hopefully someday I will be a mother, too.  But I am, in fact, not a mother at the moment.  I won't have any sweet stories about my child hosting a tea party for her baby dolls, or my son learning how to fly a kite.  If not motherhood, then what will be the source of my writing?  Where will I get inspiration?

Well, I don't know.  But I feel certain - CERTAIN -  that I have something interesting to say.  I'm trying to be a better cook, and I'd love to learn more about photography - maybe I'll write about that?  I've joined an online book club - I'm sure I'll write about that.  My Wednesday night Bible study?  Maybe!  How about my travels?  My artsy-craftsy side?  Yes!

Further, I have no idea how often I'll post.  Some of my favorite bloggers post daily - daily!  I can only hope to get that good!  But for now, maybe weekly, maybe monthly, maybe three in one day.  I've never been one for regular scheduling anyway.

Think of it as being like a fortune cookie - you never know what message you'll get, and you never know - maybe you can relate or learn from my experiences.  Or maybe you are just looking to read about some of my more embarrassing moments to make yourself feel a bit better.  Whatever your reason, read on.

Truth be told, (and don't take this the wrong way) I am writing this blog more for me than for anyone else.  It's a way to chronicle my life, my adventures, my challenges and my celebrations!  Even if I don't have any avid readers, this is going to be my way of telling my story.



  1. This is have so much you can say Rana, cause you have had and will continue to have a very rich life....keep your head up.

  2. Great to see you in a blog. I was glad that I made the top ten in Jeff's loves. I have gotten higher over the years. Ha Ha . Look forward to your adventures.

  3. Welcome to the blogging world!!!! You'll be surprised at how many random things happen during your day that you'll be able to blog about. Always have a notebook with you to jot down notes, so you don't forget things:) Good luck!

  4. Yay! Love that I made you blog list! I need to be better about updating mine!! ;-) xoxo

  5. Hey Miss Rana...I'm so glad to have another "in-real-life" blogging friend! (even if I haven't seen your lovely face in like a hundred years!)

    I had the same debacle when I started blogging...What would I write about? Who would read it? Who would care? But I ultimately decided that it was good for me to have an outlet for whatever popped into my random little head...and to my surprise, some intrepid souls are actually interested in what I have to say, goofy and random as it sometimes may be!

    The thing is, though, silly and funny or deep and introspective, with each post I write, whether it gets feedback or not, I find myself learning more about myself and feeling less self-critical of my writing...and getting closer and closer to who I want to be!

    Looking forward to keeping up with your blog! Hugs from your junior high bud...



Please leave a comment! And when you do, please make sure you select 'Name/URL' under profiles so that I can tell who you are, rather than selecting 'Anonymous' - unless, of course, you want to remain... anonymous.

(You can also select one of the other profiles, for those of you who know what those are.)

Thanks for reading!