Years ago, over ten to be more precise, I started blogging. I have had multiple blogs over the years and more recently just taken a long break from writing on a personal blog.

It’s been… nice.

But I never feel like I can permanently leave this online world.

Even in the midst of the break I knew at some point I’d pick up my computer, buy a domain name that meant something to me at that moment, point it to a server, install WordPress and start typing.

And here I am.

I’m still not sure I’ll stick with this name. It sounds depressing. I don’t mean it to be. Just truthful.

Life can be really difficult at times. It’s a series of ups and downs. When everything is good, I know it won’t last. But on the other hand, when everything stinks, I know it won’t last. And I want to write about all of it.

Getting started is the hardest part.

What is it I want to say? On what level do I want to connect with you?

When I first started blogging I had little ones, well more like medium ones, to write about. Subjects like homeschooling, discipline, and poop were readily available for my choosing. My two oldest have graduated college and my youngest daughter is now a college freshman. Four hours away! I can’t write much about the three of them anymore.

But life goes on and I’m sure there will still be things to talk about here. If nothing else, with a Shih Tzu that is almost 16 years old, there are still a lot poop stories to share.


Written by Lauren



So great to see you back Lauren!!! My blog has sorely suffered through the years as well…in fact, it is currently “broken,” so it doesn’t even show up online, but it is still there. The kids two kids that I used to write about have somehow managed to find themselves in 4th year of electrical engineering and 1st year of electrical engineering. It’s hard to believe sometimes that I have a 5 year-old and two kids in college. I, too, would love to get back to writing my blog. I miss it terribly, but life has just sped up so much.

I was just thinking the other day about the “good ol’ days” of blogging…where there were only a “few” of us out there and everybody knew everybody (well, you know what I mean). Now, things have positively exploded and things like “Bloggy Giveaways” where I met so many people, have fallen by the wayside. Now there are rules and regulations and blog formulas for success. It intimidates me sometimes and makes me wonder if I should bother jumping back in. Who would ever come looking for or stumble upon me in the world of the internet now?

Anyway, like I said, I still watch for you to post and I wanted to stand up and excitedly call out, “Hello friend! I have missed you!”


Hi Michelle!! Good to hear from you!

I totally get what you’re saying about time flying and the blog world changing. It’ll be fun if I can catch up with old (not an age related adjective) friends like you and meet some new friends too. I think I’m ready now.

Let me know if you get your blog up and running again! I haven’t ready anyone’s blog in years.


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