I am a huge fan of the blog. I follow several blogs on a daily basis (it’s addictive!), and there’s nothing more real to me than reading the thoughts of a person who’s dealing with many of the same issues I deal with on a daily basis. However, my world seems to be surrounded by people who just don’t get the craziness with which I live on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong: I know everyone’s “crazy” surfaces and wreaks havoc from time to time, but personally, I am surrounded mostly by “normal” people who have “normal” lives—so different from mine, in fact, that it’s difficult to relate, both for them and for me. So I’m constantly seeking out that small band of people who have lives similar to mine and deal with similar situations on a daily basis. I read a number of parenting blogs, all of which contain incidents and stories to which I, or any parent, can relate. I love getting this glimpse into others’ worlds and relating them to mine. But the reality of my world is quite different from most of those about whom I’ve read thus far, which is why I chose to delve into the blogging world and offer a different perspective—one of a single mom raising a daughter on her own and doing her best to make sure that she learns to respect the world and everything in it—from a luscious bite of fresh mango to the creepiest bug ever to crawl the earth (my vote: the potato bug) to the calm of a beautiful sunset. I have so much to be thankful for, and I want her to feel the same way when she fully understands what that means. It’s a big job, but it’s one I take on gratefully and with much hope. So, with that said, welcome to my world!
Some topics that are a defining factor in my world today and which I will, at one time or another, discuss:
Animals (especially my three dogs and cat)