Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friend Award

I got a lovely blog award from JLI yesterday, but held the post over until today so that it didn't get confused with so much other stuff. (I'll forgive her for tagging Renee too - but just this once... HA!)


“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Just as JLI did, I thought it would be a good time to reaffirm my blog's mission... or at least my vision for what I'm trying to do here. I started off in 2007 to document my weight loss surgery journey, and from there we have evolved into so much more.

My purpose is to share information - both personal and otherwise - to those that choose to read my writing. I want to share my story with the world... starting one reader at a time... (how was that for added drama?)

My story just happens to cover the entire spectrum of my life... marriage, spiritual journey, quest to have a child, weight loss, exercise, politics, finances, friendship, family, general silliness... you name it and I've probably talked about it - or will at some point.

I am passionate about writing, and actually am a MUCH more effective communicator that way - and it allows me to be an extrovert without the dreaded fear that I have of putting myself out there in real social settings.

So with that - I hope that you will join me as my journey continues... and those of you that lurk... leave a comment and let me know that you're out there, won't ya?

I tag - go check them out - in no particular order: (it's more than 8, but they're people that I truly feel deserve the award)

Right Foot Forward - she's already been tagged, but ya'll really need to check her out - she rocks - even if I am biased. :-)
(Lacy - you're on the list too, but you need to start blogging again girlfriend!)