Sunday, October 14, 2007

New to the blogging world

Well, I guess I will jump off into the world of blogging. I don't know if I will be a regular daily blogger or not. Right now it is just something new to play with and take up more of the time I complain about not having to spend on my other hobbies or activities. I have plenty of things to occupy my time. Having four kids, working full time and just keeping up with life is enough to use up my 24/7 allotment. Add to that my expanding photography hobby and classes and a scrapbook hobby that I rarely get to work on. I need to add something else like I need a hole in my head.

I would really like to go back to school and get a degree in photojournalism or some sort of graphic design. I have been taking Photoshop classes and really enjoy them. I plan to take an advanced class in November.

I named this blog The "Wonder" years because it is a time of wonder. As a parent you wonder about a lot of things. Will my kids graduate college, will they find the one true love of their life? Will grow up to be a good person. Have I made the right choices in raising them? Will they end up with kids just like themselves? And when they do, have I been the right kind of parent to teach them how to deal with it? I know that writing this blog will not answer these questions for me and that only time will tell. My kids are the most important thing in my life right now and worry that my being a working parent has a negative impact on them. But their are tons of working parents and their kids turn out alright, so I guess that there is still hope for mine too.

It is not my intent for this blog to be some deep thinking "answer to the meaning of life" thing. Mostly, I plan to keep a record of the kids activities, our lives and sprinkle in some of my thoughts. Who knows, I may hate it and this whole thing maybe very short lived. So try to enjoy it while it lasts. :)