The Adoption Option

My spot for thoughts, feelings, rambles, and updates as we journey through the adoption process. Highlights: Dossier arrived in Thailand ~ Sept 26, 2005; Approved ~ October, 2005; Matched ~ August, 2006; Referral received ~ January 2007; Traveled & Home ~ June, 2007; Finalized!! ~ December, 2007

Monday, November 01, 2010

To blog or not to blog

I've been hearing some rumblings about my dead blog....and I've been feeling very conflicted about this project that I feel so proud of and yet currently so far removed from. I started this blog as an outlet for the emotional ups and downs of the adoption process. A way to get the thoughts out of my head without having to verbally inflict them on anyone. This blog grew into so much more than my therapy. It has introduced me to some fabulous people and in term allowed me into their wonderful lives and families, hopefully creating life-long friendships.

However, people logged on to read about the adoption - to hear about our progress and the struggles and then to finally witness our successes. But our adoption journey is over. Now I'm just a mom of two boys - I have ups and downs and wishes and hopes but do people want to read about all that? I guess I just wasn't sure if people would want to continue hearing my emotional outburts - "listening" to my rants (good or bad) over the boys, work, life, leisure.....all of the above :)

So recently, I've been doing a lot of thinking...since I've stopped writing I realize I keep a lot more bottled up inside. It's hard to find time to sit and hand write a journal entry - typing is faster and can be a little more easily interrupted. But again - the idea behind a blog is that people will read it or should want to read it......do people really want to read about me? My life?

Feel free to chime in if there are still people out there - but this old blog might get some new life pretty soon.

3 Comments:

Blogger Gem said...

i think you should keep blogging, you could always do a new background, and even a new header so that it is like a blogging fresh start :) when I redid my blog background I blogged a lot more

11/02/2010 3:09 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Stay with us! You're one of the very first bloggers I read and the first family I "joined" in Thailand, hanging on every word. We love you guys and feel so lucky to have met you - the internet is an awesome tool for connecting people. I still want to hear how you're doing. And to see you sometime, too. =)

11/02/2010 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

How else am I going to keep up with your life. Mom is so unreliable.

Please keep writing.

11/09/2010 9:56 PM  

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