Wednesday, November 9, 2011

blogging, writing, and Doogie's diary

Remember Doogie Howser?


I was only allowed to watch it for a certain amount of time before my parents put the kabosh on it because Doogie was going to have sex or something with his girlfriend.  I think I was about nine when the show was on, so they probably made a wise parental move there. They didn't stop me from putting his picture from TeenBeat magazine on my wall, though.

Doogie came to mind because I remember how he would always write on his computer journal or what not at the end of each episode, and how I would think how cool it would be to someday keep a diary on the computer.

And now here I am, a grown woman, keeping a diary of sorts on the computer.  A diary that anybody could read.  Only it's called a blog.

I'm in small group training with the young adult community/ministry at our church. Tonight as we were all getting to know each other better it came up that I blog.  
"A mommy blog?"  
"Yes, well sort of." (I do wear the title mommy/mommy-blogger with pride.)

And then it came out that I would like to write a book.
"What kind of book?"

And I stammered out some answer of one of the many books I would like to write, all the while thinking I can't believe I just shared with these people that I want to write a book.  It is one thing to put the idea out there on this blog from the safety of my couch, but to say it aloud to these people I am just getting to know?


But they smiled and were kind, and I think at that moment I may have fallen in love with the Wednesday night small-group-training-group.

Because in that moment I was not "just" a stay-at-home-mommy-who-also-does-childcare-to-help-make-ends meet. I became someone with potential again, and it felt good.

2 comments:

  1. That's great! Keep us posted (no pun intended haha)

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  2. Aww... this makes me smile! We adore 20Twenty. Miss that place and those people so much.

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