Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who cares what I think?

Hello All!

I've been very reluctant to start a blog for many reasons (we'll get to those in a bit), but my mind has now changed (and for some strange reason Dave thinks this is a good idea).  The tipping point came late last night while I was reading two blogs sent by a very admired and trusted friend, Amanda H.

Basically, I've been keeping a mental 'Pros' and 'Cons' list on starting a blog.  Here's my running list.

  1. To entertain my dear girl 'Teppie' while she works.
  2. This past February, I quit a lucrative career in Marketing (therefore I suffer from communications withdrawal).
  3. Dave and I are dealing with serious fertility issues (writing about it will most likely be therapeutic).
  4. I just finished reading a GREAT blog from Amanda's friend who is documenting her In Vitro journey (giving me some much needed confidence for my own).
  5. I have family and friends, literally all over the world, to keep in touch with (blogging eliminates time zone challenges).  
  6. For some crazy reason I'm going to grad school to become a Teacher (there's got to be a story there just waiting to happen).
Now, for why I've been so reluctant. . . 

  1. Who cares what I have to say?
  2. The Internet is a scary place full of pervs, right?
  3. Who cares what I have to say?
  4. I'm the world's worst speller.  Who wants to read a blog full of my typos?
  5. Who cares what I have to say?
  6. Surely I will say something inappropriate and inevitably regret it.
  7. And finally, who cares what I have to say?
So the 'Pros' finally outweighed the 'Cons'.  There you have it, 'Emily Logic' for why I've finally decided to jump on the blog-wagon.  

Here's my promise to everyone:  

I will promise to regularly write on this blog, as long as you promise to regularly read and occasionally comment. 


Anonymous said...

I CARE! I TOTALLY CARE!!! YAY!! So psyched to be able to share in the journey, with all the bumps, bruises, and celebrations along the way. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

-Amanda Hynes

Anonymous said...

Can you update the blog several times a day? My life isn't that exciting these days, so I'll rely on reading your blog to keep me going. I hope everything works out for you and Dave. I can't wait for you to get your teacher certification so we can work at the same school and make crazy videos about teaching.