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?
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
My Son Elijah-Bacterial Meningitis
Hidden Dangers of Endometriosis
My Sons Car Accident
Elijah Got Hit by a Car
Memories of Lost Friends & Loved Ones
Drake & Zach
Oh Mickey Your So Fine
The Freshman & The Seniors
Need a Laugh
Butts & Fireworks
Dr. Rey Infomercial
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
Jullien H.S. Graduation/Elijah Jr. High Graduation
Dillon's H.S. Graduation
Natascha & Jeremy's Wedding
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 you...you're comments always bring a smile to my day!