Monday, July 4, 2011

Bloggity Summer Camp: I'm An Adult?

Hey Humble Readers...

Today at Bloggity Summer Camp, our awesome camp director Calliope has asked...

"What has most surprised you about being an adult? What have you learned about yourself through blogging?"

When I was a wee little hobbit, I had this idea that once you were an adult you knew what life was all about.  That you had figured it all out and that maturity just sort of happened.  And oddly enough I associated that with having kids.  Any time I met someone who had kids, I almost always assumed that they were older than me. 

At least I did until a few years ago... but that's another saga that you're all too familiar with. 

But seriously, anytime I meet someone who has kids, or seems like they have it all together, I always assume that they're older than me.  However, now that I'm closer to forty than thirty, I'm coming to realize that there is no magic switch that makes you feel like an adult.  It just happens over time.  One day you wake up and you realize that you have a mortgage, bills, and aging parents. 

As for blogging... I think the biggest thing that I have learned from blogging the last couple of years is that I have a voice.  I have a story to tell, and it's worth listening to (reading).  And that when your story is heard by just one other person, you aren't alone. 

3 comments :

  1. Love this post and I agree with so many points in it! :)

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  2. Just stopping by from bloggy summer camp. I read quite a few back entries and will add you to my reader.

    Just had to say. . . chocolate peanut butter cheesecake??? Sign me up.

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