So far creating this blog has been a serious departure from my normal way of doing things. In the past I would research and head in so many directions that I would convince myself that it’s just impossible to ever do it RIGHT and I could certainly never compete with all of the gorgeous blogs already out there. That’s because I have been lurking through blogs for YEARS! Reading and studying them like they were feeding me information that I needed to survive. That’s because I sort of did need them to survive. For over 10 years, off and on, I have spent countless hours flat on my back in bed, too sick to do any of the things I desperately wanted or needed to do. So to keep my sanity, I would search through the blogs for decorating ideas, craft projects, recipes, business tips….all for when I would hopefully feel well enough to do them. And as I read through the blogs, I found myself most hoping for those little glimmers of personal connection when the writers would drop their guard from their self-created perfect lives and talk about what’s real and authentic in their private lives. Being sick so much doesn’t bid well for keeping up with an active social life. Friends get tired of canceled plans and when you have an ongoing chronic illness, nobody stops by with a meal to get you through. So, often I went days or weeks with just these blogs as my window into what was happening in people’s lives, even though I didn’t know them,I felt as though I did. Facebook helps people like me that have limited social interaction but I enjoy the blogs that provided information and an ongoing connection. So, I am going to put my perfectionism aside and JUST DO IT with this blog. One step at a time. It’s far from perfect but its a beginning and that’s better than nothing!!