Hi, my name is Terri and this is my first attempt (well second, thanks to Internet Explorer closing down on me, two sentences into my first attempt) at creating a blog to unleash my personal stories of truth. Please be aware and understand that these entries are my authentic true stories as experienced by me.
I have been told by many people over the years such things as “you should be a writer,” “you should write a book,” “Mom you should start your own blog.” So here I am. It hasn’t been easy finding my way into starting my blog. I am analytical to a fault, detail oriented, which served me well during my career of working for the federal government from 1980-2006. I am opinionated, and often times far too “windy.” I tend to over tell (detail oriented syndrome) and drag my story, my conversations, my explanations out to where I lose my reader, my listener. I may apologize for that fault, however, I doubt I can change my style. It’s a part of me.
I started to seriously consider creating and maintaining my own blog a few months ago. Since that time, I have researched how to do it for free, without restrictions, to be able to tell my truths as easily and somewhat polished as possible. I have read many blog entries of others over the past few years, admiring most. I didn’t quite realize how much is involved in the process. One must be dedicated, willing to learn, have a goal or at the very least the “why I want to blog” answer intact. I would say I dabbled in research and review of the how to’s of blogging. I make no claim of proficiency or anywhere near experience at this time. I envision this as a journey of learning, release, freedom, courage, conviction, and experience.
My counselor (aka therapist), whom is a joyous story or three on her own, suggested a book to me at my January session. It’s called Safe People, written by two male Phd’s. I downloaded the book Saturday, and have read just a few pages thus far. I sampled the book via playbooks first (allows a preview of a portion of the book) to see if the idea I had in my mind of what this book was going to be about was on the money or off. It was on the money. I thought perhaps I should/would blog about my thoughts and truths regarding what I was going to read, learn, realize about self and others. So, yes, I will blog about the book in entries to come.
I don’t plan to blog in any type of chronological order, meaning, whatever true story I want to blog about I shall. I’m usually an all over the place type person anyway. One day I may blog about my childhood, the next about my experiences with menopause, the next about the time I had to retrieve a co-worker friend from a motel room filled with at least 7 of the male strippers we just watched do their show an hour earlier and yes, my truth about safe and unsafe people relationships.
Stay tuned, and thanks for reading.