Monday, September 9, 2013

Getting it started...

I was told to consider starting a journal, that it would help me release pent up frustration and document my emotions. Not sure documenting my emotions is really wise, but ok doc you have the phd. Personally, I would like to go back to kick boxing...But since my back doesn't like that very much this is my attempt at another solution. Sigh.

Honestly, I have been following several blogs for almost a year now...I am one of those lurker types that love to read and get emotionally wrapped up in the story of another's journeys. The amount of wisdom and comfort I have gotten from these brave bloggers is incredible. So I figured it was time to give back or at least entertain those that happen to stumble onto my humble little blog.

So here is my start....

I have a very stressful corporate job that has me managing people around the globe.  My days are spent assigning work, managing technical designs and removing road blocks to productivity.  I can spend up to 12 hours a day on conference calls, which is lots of fun since I am an introvert.  Not even a low level introvert mind you but a top of the charts give me a book and glass of wine and leave introvert.

My kids (one boy, one girl) are teenagers, so naturally they know everything about everything.. So that makes my job easier... NOT!  Bless their little hearts, I love them madly but they can be a challenge. But I have had several years of mastering "The Look", so that helps turn things around pretty quickly when needed.

My hubby... What to say about him.  :0)  He is my exact opposite, which is why we fell super hard and super fast for each other. When they say opposites attract, we are the picture of the description.   This makes for interesting disagreements, since we do and approach things completely differently.  Most of the time I just tell him he is lucky he is cute.  Which in return I get his well mastered "Woman!" look...  Honestly, I think he should spend less time on that look and work on his look for the kids.  He could use some improvement, as mine seems much more serious than what he produces for them.  Just saying... 

Hmmmm.. Not bad for a start!  At least I have covered most of my bases and can say day one of my journal is complete. 

Until day two dear journal,
Irish Lucky 


  1. Hi Irish Lucky,

    I'm a fellow introvert, married to an extreme extrovert, raising teenagers and dealing with all the other fun stuff that comes my way as well, lol.

    So you might be surprised at how addictive writing can become - I sure was. But along with it helping to process one's thoughts and feelings, there are so many caring people here who come along side with lots of understanding, love & support.

    I just wanted to be sure and give you a big Welcome to this wonderful corner of blogland!

    :) Cali

    1. Hi Cali,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and your warm welcome! :0)

      I was truly surprised at how hard it was to actually write down my feelings yesterday. But the amazing thing is that I had a light bulb moment and felt SO much better after getting it out. I can see your point about it becoming addictive!

  2. "Honestly, I think he should spend less time on that look and work on his look for the kids" I think we may be related!! Or our husbands might be! LOL

    Welcome! I hope you find sharing your emotions/adventure...whatever it is you decide to share as rewarding as I and many of us out there have. It can be a tad daunting at first when blogging...especially if you are a self professed introvert. I will say for me the more I honestly shared, the more rewards I reaped. I have made some unbelievable friends. Communicating on my blog has helped me clear my head, and better communicate not just with my husband but to those around me in my every day life.

    I can't wait to read more about you ( in a way that isn't stalker like it sounds!)


    1. Hi Willie,

      You are too funny! Stalker like.. HA! :0)

      My delete key is getting a work out and just looking at the blank page is super nerve wracking. But I am hoping this gets easier as I go.. But it has helped me already, which was a big surprise for me.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and welcoming me! Your blog is so much fun to read, have been reading it for months. :0)

  3. Welcome to blog land. You will like it here. Anxious to hear your story.
    I am Meredith from New Twist After All These Years

    1. Hi Meredith,

      I have been reading several blogs for months and am just amazed at this community! The love and support I have seen is mind blowing. I just found your blog and am super excited to read it!

      Thanks so much for coming by and for welcoming me. :0)

  4. Hi there :) welcome to blog land :)

    Wow you sound super busy, teenies and a high flying job, I have a hard time controlling my monsters and I am a stay at home mum, well maybe not too much stay at home, more like drive everyone round all day type of mum :) I'm totally with you on the glass of wine and a book, sounds like heaven to me :)

    Anyway glad you started a blog, look forward to following your journey :)

    1. Hi Missy,

      So you are a mom taxi too! HA! Some days that is all I feel like I get done.. shuttling kids all over the place. My son is going to start driving next month. I am not super happy about it, but hoping my taxi days will be limited once he gets going.

      Always a pleasure to meet another book and wine gal!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and welcoming me! :0)

  5. Welcome to blogland!
    I have just returned from vacation and am catching up by reading blogs. Love you to read mine......

  6. Hi Meredith! Thanks for the warm welcome and I hope you had a great and relaxing vacation. :0) I can't wait to get started reading your blog!

  7. Welcome to the world of blogging!
    # MrBBSpanker

  8. Hi MrBBSpanker, thanks for the welcome and for stopping by my little blog! :0) Just found your blog and well....Wow! I have lots to read...