**THE POST BELOW WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 29, 2006. It was my very first blog post, and it explains my initial reason for blogging . . .
About 6 years ago I was made aware of a "blog". I began reading various blogs of people I actually knew--my brother's was the first blog I ever read. Sadly, he no longer blogs. But he opened a window into the world of blogging for me.
I have been blogging now for almost 4 years. I currently write for 4 different blogs. My children also have their own private blogs. My very first post dates back to October 29, 2006. I just re-read it and thought I'd copy and paste it here, for you to read so that you could have a better understanding of why I started blogging in the first place. My reasons for blogging may have changed somewhat since my initial post nearly 4 years ago. While I still hold the same initial reasons for blogging, it has also become important because it is an outlet for me to write. Writing is therapeutic for me. I also appreciate the new blogging friends I have made over the years. I've got many American friends now, whom I am sure I would not "know" if it weren't for blogging! My blog is also a way for friends and family to get a little "picture" into my world.
So, here it is: My very first blog post, dating back to October 29, 2006:
My Whole New World - Well, Maybe Not So New
Cheesecake. I love eating cheesecake. I love making cheesecake. Why do I have these pictures of cheesecake on my very first blog post, you ask? Well, I searched my digital photos and could not locate a picture of myself to use as an introductory photo. So, I came across this picture of cheesecakes I recently made for my new sister-in-law's bridal shower. Silly, I know. But, these creations actually tell a lot about me, for those of you who don't know me. I love to bake. I love to be creative with my baking. And for me, especially when it comes to cheesecakes, presentation is everything. These two cheesecakes happen to be Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake and Caramel Apple Cheesecake. The chocolate-orange is an all-time favorite, but the caramel apple was a first-timer and it was absolutely LOVED by all. I spend a lot of time baking and cooking. I guess you could say that baking, in particular, is my hobby. Other people have hobbies of scrapbooking, crafting, knitting, gardening, etc. But my hobby is baking. If I'm feeling stressed out, I usually get out my recipe books and search for something to bake. I have tonnes of cookbooks and I often will just "read" cookbooks. I dream about creating things just like they are in the pictures, and this becomes my challenge. My family enjoys my hobby. Yes, my husband and sons really "appreciate" my hobby.
So, I'm new to writing a blog. But, upon my own admission, I will tell you that I'm not totally new to the blogging world. It all started when my brother started a blog. Well, I'd read his blog every now-and-then. But then I noticed his "links" and that opened up a whole new world for me. A world that I appreciate and enjoy. There are many blogs that I read regularly, just for the encouragement they provide. And I feel like I know so many of you just from reading your blogs. For those of you who are expecting babies, I anticipate the arrival of your child and I haven't even met you! And for those of you who report on your children and life in general, I love reading about your world. It's a strange phenomenon, this blogging world. And due to future events pending in my life, I feel that I need to start a "blogging connection" with the outside world.
You see, we are in the process of moving. We currently live in a town of just under 5,000 people, close to a major city. Lord willing, if our house sells (it's been on the market for 6 days and we've had quite a bit of interest), we will be moving to an acreage in a different part of the province, about 45 minutes from the major city we live near, BUT only 20 minutes away from my husband's workplace. My husband currently drives a total of two-and-a-half hours a day to and from work, and it is taking its toll on him. So, we kind of need to move. He loves his job and we've always wanted to move to an acreage. Now seems to be time God's allowing this to happen, so long as we can sell our house. We have an offer on an acreage at the moment, and the final condition to remove is the sale of our existing home.
So to make a long story short . . . I really enjoy the daily human ADULT contact I have living where we do now, and needless to say, once we're on the acreage, I won't have that contact as much or as often. I think that maybe blogging would be a good way for me to at least get my thoughts out and have feedback from fellow bloggers and create a basis for some "adult" interaction every now and then. And that is why I'm starting this blog, Mission: Kim Possible! I chose the name because I have a God who makes anything possible, and He can do the seemingly impossible by using my life in this mission field we call Life.
I'm looking forward to getting to you all more through this world of blogging. Until next time, God Bless You!