On Blog-Ignoramus (a blog I absolutely love), Mama-Face has a Scott Adams quote about people blogging because they want to feel that they have accomplished something, they have completed a task. I am sure that there is truth to that. But for me, and I expect for many, there is a desire to reach out, to feel less alone, and in truth, to have people share with me.
It can be lonely at times -- whether one is a SAHM, or not -- our lives seem to get more and more insulated. I don't know a single neighbor. I have two friends in this new city (AW and FW -- I love you guys!) and my friends back home were spread so far and wide, we had to make special plans to see each other. I had left my artistic "neighborhoods" on two different coasts. Two coasts of which I now lived smack down in the middle. I started this project, truly thinking no one would ever read it but I realize now that I really wanted people to read -- I wanted a community. Some place to revel in shared experiences, enjoy when people agreed, and be challenged when they didn't.
It's odd to have found that in a cyber-world but I really feel that I have. I see some of you (via comments and profile pics) more than I see family. I look forward to the same names popping up the way I used to look through my mail for actual letters. I smile when I see a new name like I'm in third grade and you put a Strawberry Shortcake Valentine in my basket.
So thanks for stopping by. I love that I can rant and you chime in and I love that I can have a China Syndrome quality Mommy-meltdown and you tell me I don't suck. Most of all, I love that I can share ridiculously silly things that I normally make efforts to hide and you laugh with me not at me.
You may not live on my street, in my state, or even my country, but you are my community. That's something. In the scheme of things, that's really something.