Break out the sparklers, noisemakers and balloons! The Average Super Mom has reached 100 days of blogging. No need to stand and please, hold the applause.
Yes, 100 days. I actually committed to something and stuck with it for 100 days. I don’t know if you realize how incredible this is for me. It’s not that I have commitment issues, it’s just that I’m kind of lazy. Well, really freakin’ lazy actually. But I like blogging so far so I’m sticking with it and I’m in for the long haul.
I don’t really have anything profound to predict for my next 100 days. Honestly, if I make it that far that in itself is a major accomplishment. Although, there are a few things I’m hopeful for based on the past three months’ experience:
- I would love to meet more bloggers.
That is probably the best part of this whole shindig. I’ve ‘met’ quite a few very cool, like-minded people and I can’t wait to expand that network and possibly meet some of you in real life one day.
- I would like to dabble into fiction.
At work, I write about the space program. I try to find a human element in everything I write to bring the subject down to earth (sorry for the pun). Writing creatively is not something I get to do every day at work and I’d like to dive into that realm here over the next 100 days.
- It would be nice to be more open.
I’m actually very censored on this blog. Friends and family visit here sometimes and I’ve learned from past mistakes that people can be very sensitive to the written word. But, these are my words and my opinions and while I don’t want to offend or upset anyone, I would like to feel more freedom to speak my mind here.
- I’m hoping to pick a name and stick with it.
Am I the Average Supermom? Or the Average Super Mom? Really, I’m just an average mom trying to make it from one day to the next while juggling life and a serious penchant for perfectionism. I’m still not sure which way is best. Maybe I’ll mix it up constantly just to fuck with everyone.
- I hope to be myself more.
I curse. A lot. And for the past 100 days, the f-word two lines up is the first one I’ve uttered in print. I’m a pint-sized potty mouth that could out-cuss a sailor. Now, I won’t get all sailory on you or anything, but my freak flag will fly more frequently.
I think that about sums it up. It’s been a great 100 days and I’m so proud of myself for keeping this up. It’s actually very liberating. Also, it keeps my husband from being forced to hear me drone on about all of the random crap that pops up in my head on an hourly basis. This blog is also forcing me to be more mindful of my speech and my writing while emphasizing what’s important rather than what’s trivial. Oh, that’s another thing I’m full of – trivia. I guess that comes from being an information junkie for so many years and reading an entire volume of Encyclopedias when I was little and half of Webster’s dictionary. I know so much useless crap that all I’m good for is a solid ‘Jeopardy’ ass-kicking.
Finally, I want to say thanks to those of you who have stopped by and left comments or sent me notes on Twitter. And yes, I made that Ariel cake and it was amazing. Almost as good as how pink everyone’s teeth were after eating it.
Congrats, my friend! I’m so proud! There’s a book that can’t wait to be written, for sure.
Thank you! Keep reading – I don’t always ‘advertise’ my posts on Facebook. We need to take a week long vacation and hammer out a manuscript one of these days!
Congrats for your 100 day mark. I hope you get to do all you want in the next 100 days and more!
You crack me up. I really enjoy reading your blog. I say if you want to me more open go for it.
Hi Tommy! I’m glad you read my blog. Please keep visiting.
I am somewhat new to blogging too – started last May so nearing my one year anniversary. I, too, like the connections and am really interested in improving my writing skills. I’ve only done one Red Dress Club post and that was really just a link to a post I did quite some time ago. I need to muster up that courage.
It’s nice to meet you and carry on! PS – I don’t mind profanity at all – I talk like a truck driver myself.
I’ve never done a Red Dress post, but I would love to some day. It makes me a little nervous. Nice to meet you, too.
excellent! I should set a goal like that for myself. I feel like quitting on an all too regular basis. Nice cake too!
That cake was yummy! I always try to do those fondant cakes and they never come out as nice as buttercream.
Don’t quit your blog – I love reading it!!
Paul Linehan says
Sean…not the same person I knew in the AF…in a good way. You’ve grown. I like to think we all grow into a more positive embodiment of who we really are as we get older but it’s just not the case for everyone. It takes a lot of self-analyzing and getting real with yourself and most people aren’t honest enough to do that. Thank you. I love reading your posts!
Paul – I was 19 when I knew you in the AF and fresh off a nasty divorce. I had no where to go, but up! Thanks for reading!!