“Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.”
I am a Mr. Rogers fan. I watched him on the local PBS station far longer than what may have been considered “natural” (we’re talking teen years… like later teen years). I am only mildly ashamed of that fact, because Fred Rogers is Nirvana. My only regret is that I didn’t order the few recordings that were available for sale to introduce Benjamin to the wonderful world of Fred Rogers.
So, it seems only fitting to use Mr. Rogers to introduce my new neighborhood. I am quite sad with the decision to start a new blog. There were “only” 200 posts on my previous blog but they spanned over a seven year period that saw many changes in my life. Yes, there were book reviews, crafts and recipes, and (almost shameful to admit) recaps of “Big Brother” and “Project Runway.” There were also huge gaps of time when I just never got around to blogging and just as many gaps created when I would read back and decide to delete posts because I had changed my mind since writing them or questioned if I should have been more reserved in statements considering my community role in such a small town.
There was also though the speechless post announcing my very unexpected pregnancy, the humorous post as I discovered why pregnancy tests come in pairs, the worried post laced with uncertainty about the pregnancy… and I thought posts chronicling Benjamin’s birth (but I can’t find them).
Nevertheless, Blogger has been an outright pain in the arse to work with. Mainly, I just don’t get around to writing. I will mentally blog what I want to transcribe to the blog next often, but rarely put fingers to the keyboard to make it happen. What I have run into time and time again though more recently though are issues with the Blogger site, making it impossible to create a post- even more impossible to post pictures. So, after several failed nights of taking (wasting) the time to try and post unsuccessfully, I am finally throwing in the towel and adopting a new format to continue my blogging endeavors.
For posterity’s sake, former posts can be found on the old site: http://pocketsofhappiness.blogspot.com/