Let me just start by saying...I love blogs! I could spend an entire day reading blog after blog (and sometimes I do). It all started with my favorite blog The Pioneer Woman. How could you not love her, right? After that, I was hooked, and now I spend my time endlessly searching for more blogs to follow...pathetic, I know, but it's the truth.
Anyway, I've wanted to start my own blog for awhile now. So what's been holding me back, you ask. I hate to admit it because it's so silly, but I didn't want to start a blog until I thought of a name for it. Not just any name...a name I really loved, a name with meaning and purpose. It really shouldn't have been that hard to come up with a name, but it was. So...months later, here I am, finally starting my very own blog named...drum roll please!...One Step at a Time.
I know, I know. Nothing spectacular. But I think it's perfect, and I'll tell you why. I.LOVE.ORDER. Absolutely love it. Chaos makes me crazy and being thrown off my schedule really challenges me. Lists and spreadsheets make me happy and bring peace and joy to my life. Yes, I'm sure it's wonderful for all of you flexible, non-structured, go-with-the flow type people...that's just not me. I do TRY to be somewhat flexible from time to time, but it is ALWAYS a struggle and totally against my nature.
But back to the name...One Step at a Time. I think my love affair with all things orderly influences other things I enjoy doing. For example, cooking and baking. Especially baking. I know I can follow a recipe, step by step and end up with a delicious treat. I also love running. While running may not seem "orderly" to you, it totally is to me. Think about it. What is running...really? It is step, after step, after step. When I run, I am in control of where I go, how fast I go, how long my stride is, etc.
So one day it finally hit me. Everything I do happens one step at a time. Yes, my baking and my running, obviously start this way, but so does every moment of my life. I have been trying to focus on "living in the moment," if you will. Not holding on to the past and not looking into the future. Simply embracing right now...each and every moment...approaching life, you guessed it, One Step at a Time.
I don't know what this blog will become, but I'm hoping it will at least be a place for family and friends to keep up with what is going on in my life and in the life of my family. No matter what, I am excited to see where it goes. I'm planning to have different things on here from time to time (recipes, money-saving-tips, health and wellness info, and of course, stories about my wonderful family!). Today, however, keeping the theme of ORDER in mind, I thought it would only be appropriate to start with a list. Enjoy!
- I love being a wife and mom...my husband and my son are my life.
- I love laughing with friends. Actually, I just love laughing in general,
but it's better with friends
- I love cooking my own food. It is healthier and much more satisfying.
- I love a really hard workout. Sweat makes me feel good.
- I love dark chocolate.
- I love pizza (which I unfortunately can't eat right now, but I'll tell you about that later)
- I love coffee...especially in the morning
- I love a good book
- I love stupid TV shows that I shouldn't love but do anyway
(The Bachelor, all of The Real Housewives shows, etc.)
- I love my church family. I'm not sure what I'd do without them.
- I love my parents and my in-laws and feel so blessed to have all of them in my life.
- I love my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for His grace and
humbled by His love for me.
Just a few of the things that make me happy and make my life what it is. That's enough for today. See you tomorrow?