Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Prompt: Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

I love the word community. I love being involved.

This is likely why after being in a sorority in college I sought out an organization like Junior League to become involved in. Its a group of like minded women who want to give back in the communities in which they reside.

Transferring leagues when I moved allowed me to get involved and to see the needs of the area and help make an impact. In October I helped build a playground at a local YMCA and in January we will be packing meals for Haiti. Outside of the league but within my community I will help a local fire department with their "Shop with a fireman" program this Thursday. Giving back locally and globally warms the heart.

And you can't beat karma repair.

I have also been overwhelmed this year with the amazing men and women who have supported me through this blog. I wrote the blog to get the thoughts racing through my head out. I wrote to take stress away. I didn't know I would find so much support from a group of people I have never met.

So I tip my hat, raise a glass and any other euphemism to those that have been here for a while:

Everyday Adventures of Me in the City
Fighting 30
I'm Gonna Break Your Heart

To the ladies that recently found my blog and have commented, echoed my feelings and shared their stories. I appreciate it more than you know. I love reading your adventures, thoughts, celebrating your joy and commiserating in your sorrow. I look forward to what lies ahead.

Hello, Taylor
The Immature Matron
This Broken Heart Has Hope
To Be Determined

To my 3 male readers; I appreciate the male point of view.

To the lurkers who read but don't comment thank you for coming back but don't be shy.

To community. To Support. To 2011.


  1. Oh, thanks so much for the shout out!

    I have been so astonished at the support out there as well. I wish I had done this years ago.

    So, here's to blogging and building a better, bigger community in 2011!!!

  2. Amen, sister. It really is amazing, the kind of support we receive from blogging. I had no idea either when I started. And hooray for karma boomerangs--I think 2011 will have many good things in store for you :)

  3. Aw! Yay, thanks for the shoutout! And I read many, if not all of these fine bloggy reads and I concur, all have wonderful thoughts and experiences to share. As do you. Love your stuff.

  4. still waiting for some punctuation other than periods. here's hoping something in 2011 will warrant an exclamation point!

  5. My glass (hot chocolate and Baileys, yum) is raised over here right back at you. I feel like the little corner of the blogging world I've found brings so much truth to the phrase "strangers are friends we have yet to meet." Salut!

  6. I am just starting to realize how important community really is. The blogging community in particular has been amazing these past few weeks. Thanks for the mention. I love reading your blog. It's great to see how far you've come.

  7. The blogging community really is an amazing thing, isn't it?? Sometimes I feel so much closer to the friends I've made here than the friends who live next door.

    We are a lucky lot. A lucky lot indeed.