When I was in college, I started spending my spring break with my oldest brother. We went on backpacking trips in Southern Utah. I had never backpacked before, so it was a completely new experience for me. Our first backpacking trip was to a place called Davis Gulch. It was a great trip, with lots of hiking, a few terrifying moments (for me) on the edge of severe drop offs, and some amazingly gorgeous scenery....more
(so this title only works if you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof. If you haven’t, please stop reading, go watch it, then come back. Ok I kid… don’t leave, but at the same time, it’s great.)Alright, so WordPress’s Daily Prompt today is to talk about traditions, and with March Break so close I can taste the freedom, I thought I’d talk about my March Break traditions.I don’t have tons that are set in stone, but I couldn’t come up with anything else to say tonight rather than to talk about the excitement that will befall me around 3 pm tomorrow....more
Today's NaBloPoMo question is: Does blogging bring out your best or worst self. The theme for the month is "Self" hence the emphasis on myself. I think this is a very good theme. It allows me to remove the mask. Because, if I don't know myself, how am I going to get to know my audience? Also, how can I ask my audience to share with me honestly if I don't want to reciprocate? So, does blogging bring out my best or worst of myself?...more
Today’s Blogher NaBloPoMo question is: Does blogging bring out my best or worst selfI blog for myself but I also blog for others. This blog is not really a personal blog where I vent or complain, so I do not believe it brings out the worst in myself.There are times when I’m writing a post or filming a video that I stop myself because I sound like I’m telling my audience what to do. I don’t want to tell people to do things “this” way because doing things “that” way is wrong....more
Since it's Throwback Thursday in Facebookland and this May 2013 post fit tonight's topic perfectly: Does blogging bring out your best or worst self? I'm going to do a blog rewind and it's new to you, lol!...more
I’m really bad at these lists. I don’t consider myself to be particularly interesting. I mean, I probably used to be but these days it’s a never ending stream of toddler tantrums, dirty diapers, stressed out husbands and tired mommy. With a bit of comic store tomfoolery thrown in for good measure. But I committed to this NaBloPoMo thing so here goes:5 Interesting Things About MamaBean*...more
I primarily learned two things in college (and adulthood in general): 1. Question everything and 2.The more I learn about a topic, the less I know. I try to live this mantra of evaluating everything and maintaining a philosophy of always learning. Writing is a chief tool in living those two things.
Today’s Nablopomo prompt: Does blogging bring out your best or worst self?
Lining up my thoughts in an organized manner, especially when on a controversial or argumentative topic, feeds the best part of me....more