Wednesday, September 1, 2010

400th Post-WOW

WOW...I can't believe I've blogged 400 posts! Who would have thought I actually have that much to say? I guess in retrospect, you can say that I've used it as a sort of a tamed down diary.

What I've learned over the past 399 posts is that I've grown as a person. I used to worry about how the things I'd write would be perceived by those who know me (Will they think I'm weird for writing that? Does that sound stupid? Will this offend someone? Oh yes, the list of thoughts were endless).

In the past, I put a wall around myself, only trusting a few chosen people to see my true, overly sensitive, goofy, kooky, sarcastic, crazy & joking side. I never allowed outsiders to get close enough to see my vulnerable side...always afraid of being hurt. It was safer to put on a tough, don't come too close, exterior.

But through blogging, I've gained a better sense of me. I've shared my heartache, laughter, worry & shame with the world. Over the past 399 posts I've learned that opening myself up to people, allows me to also help others who may be going through similar situations.

So what I'm trying to say is, thanks to all of you for liking me, following me, leaving comments & most of all, sharing ALL of my happy, sad, fearful, sometimes ridiculous life moments!

Here's some links to the most life changing, fun & inspiring moments of my 400 posts!

My Very First Post (1/26/08)
Can You Make a Difference in a Day?

Inspirational/Uplifting Posts
Push Ahead Poem
This Will Give You Chills
I Had a Really Cool Experience
My Late Brother Johns Missing Gift
Play Vocabulary Game-Feed the Hungry
Her Goal Was To Walk
100th Post-I Can Do It

Scary Moments
My Son Elijah-Bacterial Meningitis
Hidden Dangers of Endometriosis
My Sons Car Accident
Elijah Got Hit by a Car
Scary Walk

Memories of Lost Friends & Loved Ones
My Brother
My Grandpa
Stacy Mazzone
Nick Mazzone
Joanne Phillips
Mike Burk
Drake & Zach

Funny Moments
Oh Mickey Your So Fine
The Freshman & The Seniors
Need a Laugh
Golfing Mishap
Butts & Fireworks

T.V/Gameshow Appearances
Brainsurge Recap
Dr. Rey Infomercial
The Cleaner

Sports Highlights
Elijah-Edison vs. Newport Harbor-Football
Elijah-Edison vs. Esperanza-Football
Jullien-Edison vs Mater Dei
Jullien-Edison vs. Los Alamitos
Jullien-Edison vs. Fountain Valley

Proud Moments
Jullien H.S. Graduation/Elijah Jr. High Graduation
Dillon's H.S. Graduation
Natascha & Jeremy's Wedding
Anthony-My Soulmate
Joshy's 21st Birthday
(BTW-I'm also proud of Josh & Tasha's Graduation, but they graduated before I started blogging)

Thanks again to all of're comments always bring a smile to my day!


Stylelover said...

I just enter here by chance, but I discover that you have a very interesting blog... For sure I am coming back!

Dixie Mom said...

This was a great post and a great idea to link up to other posts!
Congrats on reaching 400. I feel the same way too. I think I've grown quite a bit since I started ad I know that I do it for me as it is a way to document my life. Sometimes when I think about how much I've done it I feel a little guilty but then I's my journal so that's okay!!
Here's to 400 or more posts!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Congratulations and keep on the good work! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lisa! Reading your blog posts has always been a treat. You have really been a very dedicated blogger...

Keep it up!

bravegrrl said...

wow! 300 posts! that is amazing! thanks so much for sharing... i really enjoy your blog :)

i feel that way sometimes... like.. should i say that... etc... my last post i shared a bit more of myself because i realized that i love that when i am reading another persons blog.


April said...

Woohoo Lis!! You're are a very faithful blogger! I want to use my blog as a journal someday, so yours would be awesome to get published! Do it! Thanks for sharing!!

The Photodiarist said...

Congratulations! 400 posts is a huge huge thing!

Anonymous said...

Oohh! Congratulations lady!.. I'm glad to read your interesting, nice posts, so will be waiting for your 500th post now:) ~ said...

great work.
ciao from Milan
Nicola freshONpr

Emilie said...

Ouaah cool blog!! First time I visited, but I'll be coming back :)

I looked at a few of the post you mentioned: great!!


maybe you want to visit me? :)

Emilie said...

Ouaah cool blog!! First time I visited, but I'll be coming back :)

I looked at a few of the post you mentioned: great!!


maybe you want to visit me? :)

Pretty Kitty Publishing said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Lis, You have blessed a lot of lives with your blog---and not just family members. I'm so proud of you, and so thankful for you! Keep it up!!! Hugs, Mommy ;o)