Today, December 29, four of my friends on Facebook are celebrating birthdays and they all are named Jennifer, Jenny or Jen. This includes Jenny the Bloggess. Today is also the 7th anniversary or birthday of this Adventures in Juggling of mine.
Seven years and 2,922 posts later, I sure did babble on and on and on didn’t I? And no one stopped me!
Seven years ago I was the mom of just one teenager who was just beginning to test the waters of adulthood because she was 18 and an adult. I was juggling a mind and butt numbing 90 minute commute from the Central Valley to the Bay Area working in the Bay Area hospital I began my nursing career in along with the very busy lives of my five children. Seven years ago I was certain that we would always be feeding Daniel with a feeding tube since he had no desire what so ever to put anything in his mouth. Seven years ago I was ready to put behind me a horrible year filled with so much loss and so much grief even if I did drop 30 pounds thanks to all the stress and grief related to losing so many family members in just one year.
Over the last seven years, I have blogged a lot about my life, my career, my family, the never-ending teen aged drama, the adoption of my son, his ongoing special medical and developmental needs, the ebbs and flow of marriage, my darling husband’s mid-life crisis and my own perimenopausal craziness, children growing up and running away from the circus, having babies, getting married, going to college and on and on. Along the way I am learning as I go what I can and can not write about and yes, my family does dictate it at times. As I learn these lessons I do find myself gaining wisdom of what I can over share and what I should just keep close to my heart and here under the Big Top. Still, I don’t see myself stopping because as long as I am juggling, I will be blogging this crazy adventure of mine. Thank you, thank you everyone for reading along with me!