Tuesday, May 30, 2006

80 and counting...

I keep on opening up my blog and thinking that I just need to write something. It's hard sometimes to know what it is that you want to put out into the world. So I just sat down and thought, "I just need to bloody write something!" As I opened Blogger I saw that this is my 80th post. It doesn't seem like a lot to me in the grand scheme of things. 79 posts ago I sat down at my computer and hoped desperately for some kindred spirits. 79 posts ago I began a journey that has changed my life. I can't believe how many connections and proper friends I have made somewhere along those 79 posts. It blows my mind how different things are now.

I sometimes feel that I need to stop writing such glowing posts about this community. There are people who read this who don't tell me who they are (I know you're there, I have a counter!!) There are also people who have commented who I don't know or who I haven't had a chance to follow back to their sites. So sometimes I worry that I am making them roll their eyes as I say AGAIN how much I have gotten out of starting this blog. But I can't help it - I'm a gusher - it's just who I am!!

So I think that as I started out grumpy & am now gleefully thinking about my blogging tribe, I will change this post into a grateful list. I won't wait until Friday:

Today I am grateful for:

- Mark (as always and forever.)
- Andrea Sher and Christine Miller for inspiring me to start on my own journey.
- the wedding invitation I got from my gorgeous cousin Katie (so sad I can't go)
- Laini, Alexandra, Liz, Tara Dawn, Susannah, Denise, Claudia, Jamie, Michelle, Cate, M, Letha, and all of the other women I have met on my blog - in my sidebar and otherwise (I'm going to revamp that one soon!!!!) You have all altered me in a wonderful way. You have made me feel less 'weird' in a world where sometimes I didn't quite fit. :)
- for my oldest and dearest friends and original 'tribe' of girls from QML
- for a whole day of sunshine after two weeks of rain and fog
- that I get to play with Letha and Susannah in London in two and a half weeks!!!
- my parents and my extended family and that baby that just doesn't want to be born yet!
- new ideas blossoming for books to write
- our friend Jonny coming down for the weekend

Sigh. I can smell my supper cooking. I'm off to change into my jammies, watch a bit of Big Brother (I'm a reality tv dork) and then get an early night. Sometimes when I make lists of the things I am grateful for, I forget that the little things are just as important as the big ones. So tonight cozy jammies, yummy food on the table, good company and sweet dreams are the things I wish for you all.
xo

16 comments:

Cate said...

From one reality TV dork to another, congrats on your 80th post! Thanks for sharing all of the things that you are grateful for and for including me in the list! I'm so grateful for you, too! xo

Colleen said...

As a member of the original QML tribe I'm grateful for you too!!! I think camp made us all love jammies. It was those PJ breakfasts every week probably! :o)

Susannah said...

I'VE BOOKED MY TICKET!!! the countdown begins :-) i'm grateful for you too, little bunny, and for this tribe we have gathered around us - i was just this moment thinking how blessed we are.... and then i read your post (are we connected or what?!) can't wait for the 16th
Sx

M said...

Such a sweet post! It made my day! You have changed mine and the lives of many others through your words - I'm grateful for you too!! Blogging is pretty incredible, isn't it??

my pink sky said...

well kindred spirits you have found! and how could 80 not be magical...all those swirly o's!
~mindy

Shari said...

Hi, I wanted to comment because I read you, but I don't comment usually, so I wanted to let you know that I am here, and I am not or never have rolled my eyes at your gushing! But I am jealous that you get to watch Big Brother! The one over here doesn't start until next month. What fascinates us about that?

deirdre said...

I am grateful too for this blogging community. I keep reading this word "tribe" the past several days, and have written it a few times as well. I've always been a little out of step with a good portion of the world, although I've managed to find a solid group of friends. It's a relief to know that out in the wider world there are people like me - who know what I'm talking about when I write, who I don't have to explain and explain and explain things to. Who knew that one day in a bookstore my eye would be caught by a display of trinkets called "Laini's Ladies", that I'd email this woman to tell her how much I like her work, that I'd find myself joining a whole, wonderful, yummy, tribe of writers.

la vie en rose said...

i'm so proud to be a part of this tribe!! you all have saved me in so many ways that you'll never even know about.

Alexandra S said...

This post made me smile! It seems weird that we only "met" 4 months ago. I think I said to laini recently that its weird but I truly consider you a close friend and before beginning this whole blogging adventure I wouldn't have understood how its possible to have a close friend you have never met in person before, but our hearts and dreams have met and I suppose this is why I feel this way. Having felt really disconnected from so much these past few months, knowing you and this devoted, encouraging community is out there drifting among us across miles and miles has helped a lot, more than I realized until recently. Congrats on your 80th post!! We started at the same time and you have DOUBLE the amount of mine. I look so forward to the next 800!

mary jane said...

congrats...on 80 and counting....I'm going to go to my site now and find out how many times for me...I'm new at this...thanks for the visit...

liz elayne said...

so glad you are posting away my dear. and i love your gratitude for jammies and yummy food and good company and sweet dreams. sounds like a very good night...
hugs to you...

chest of drawers said...

I know exactly what you mean - and I am grateful for you and the others aswell. I can finally see the beauty in myself and my surroundings because of the comments my "tribe" have made...it´s this support net that I haven´t really been able to find anywhere else that´s making so much difference. Thankyou Meg!

Jamie said...

Thank you, Meg. I am so grateful for you too!

Laini Taylor said...

Jammies and yummy food, sounds divine. I was just reading Liz's blog about reading poetry in the bathtub and that sounded lovely too. It is wonderful how easy it can be to spoil oneself! And I reciprocate all gushing herein!

HoBess said...

I love it when you gush because it helps me stop and jot a list and think "Holy Cow! I am SOOO Lucky!" Hope last night was a relaxing and wonderful as it sounds .... P.S.--Love the Shel Silverstein!

Bohemian Girl said...

i am grateful for you too.

xoxoxo,
boho