Taking the plunge

Ummm, I’m blogging now, where are the paychecks? ; )

Hi.  I’m Sandi.  I hate the social web.  Mostly.  I can see that it has its advantages, but I also have experienced firsthand what a lack of boundaries on the web can do to a marriage. A lack of boundaries in any area can do this.  More on that later….

My distaste for all things internet, other than comparison shopping and actual shopping, has kept me away from social websites and from reading blogs and from writing one.  I had joined Facebook in June, and while I can still see it as being a useful tool and I never friended anyone I didn’t actually know, I was on it way too much and my husband and I deactivated our accounts last week.  I joined Twitter for a day and deleted it the same day.  I was reading so much back and forth nonsense that it gave me a headache and I had to get off that roller coaster.  As much as I try, I’m having a hard time finding any redeeming value in Twitter.

I was toying with the idea of starting a blog to document raising our five children, homeschooling them, things I learn about parenting, and wifing, battling chronic fatigue syndrome, my walk with the Lord, and writing about being a woman in general.  Then I thought, “Why, for Pete’s sake (in the words of our four-year-old son, who has picked this phrase up from somewhere),would anyone read anything I have to say?”

I mentioned the idea to my husband, who is a PHP developer (read his blog, www.robert-gonzalez.com), has been into all things internet for quite some time and who many of you may have been acquainted with, or more, on the web.  He told me that with all that we have been through in our fourteen years of marriage, and having a large family, and things I have learned from life in general, someone somewhere might be able to be helped and encouraged that they are not alone in their experiences and that there is hope through the tough times.  He made me actually believe that I had something to offer, so here I am, taking the plunge into the world of blogging. Forgive me for I know not what I do. : )

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  1. Francis (Seale) Melendrez-Ibarra

    Hey girly, glad to see you on the blogs. There is another good one call http://www.pnn.com that is just for women.

  2. Laura Correia

    I, for one (and you can’t see me raising my hand like an excited Tigger- “Me! Me me me!”), am glad to be reading your blog!! Robert’s right that you have been through a lot in marriage, parenting, and your walk with Christ, and that you have a lot of knowledge and wisdom.. even when you might not feel like you do. Blog away my friend! I will be excited to read whatever you write. :)

  3. Thanks! I’ve been so busy living it, finding time to write has been a challenge. I have to make time to do it, it’s a great way to document those moments that are soon forgotten.

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