Post 1: Dear Universe, I want to be heard

So, why on earth am I adding my voice to the vast sea of bloggers?  Why should anyone add a voice to the blogging world.  Because every human being on the planet wants a voice.  Every person on the planet wants to be heard.

I’m a former engineer who is now a stay at home mom (SAHM).  For me, this journey has been difficult.  It’s easy to lose yourself in the daily monotony of tantrums and diaper changes.  Sometimes, when I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize the person staring back at me.  I bear very little resemblance to the woman I was supposed to be.  There are some days when I feel as if I’m drowning in the needs of others.  Writing is my life line.  It’s the only way to preserve some scrap of my identity.  I write to remember who I truly am amid the turmoil of daily life.  I write to figure out who I want to be.

So who was I in my twenties?  I was a planner with a dream.  I wanted to climb the corporate ladder, so I created the perfect plan.  I went to school for many years to acquire all of the “right” degrees.  I took jobs within the company that would give me the “right” experience.  I spent a lot of time networking to make the “right” contacts.  My plan was to climb the corporate ladder and then retire early so that I could write a best-selling novel.  Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Who am I today?  I don’t know.  I look back at all of my youthful “plans” and I laugh at my twenty-something naivete.  Life has thrown at lot of curve balls at me.  Some of them were good, and some of them were not so good.  I believe there is a new path for me to follow, but I just don’t know what it is.  Perhaps creating this blog will help me figure it out.

I don’t expect anyone to read this.  But if someone is, I thank you.

2 thoughts on “Post 1: Dear Universe, I want to be heard

  1. john Fillion says:

    Being a SAHM is something I have observed since Heidi was the same. Writing a blog seems like a good way to help you stay connected to the outside world. A retired person is a stay at home former worker and some of the feeling you are experiencing are similar to those felt by retirees. I solved some of the issues through volunteer work at ESD and making golf a serous hobby. Your blog may very well be the solution you need.


    • taaradonley says:

      Hi John, that’s so great that you’re helping out retirees with volunteer work! There’s a writer’s group that I used to attend that consisted mainly of retirees. A lot of them wrote for the same reasons I do. They definitely feel more connected through writing. Some of them even started blogs, which is what prompted me to do the same thing. Thanks for your comment!


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