Since deciding to share my writing with other people, I have found the passion that I have been searching for. My friends. family and even some of you that have read my blog have probably recognized my constant quest for happiness. I have blogged in the past about writing being my passion, but because of my insecurities, I haven't fully embraced my love for words.
Yesterday I was reading this post http://daddydoinwork.com/happy/
(seriously go read it...its good)
It opened my eyes. It made me understand that everyone has fears, and that we can chose to either grow from situations or stay exactly the same. Stay scared, stay unhappy, stay unsure.
Mostly my writing is sarcastic and comical, not because I am trying to be a stand up comedian, but because by nature I look at life in a humerus way. There are much funnier blogs out there than mine, I would not win the funniest blogger award, nor am I trying to...although I would gladly accept it if offered to me. I appreciate writers who are witty, original and have something worth reading, but I do not want to be them, I want to be me and hopefully offer some of those same attributes. I'm not overly vulgar, or create funny ecards, I don't share crafts or recipes (unless you count my sangria share). Not because these are bad things, vulgar can be funny, ecards can offer a good chuckle, crafts are fun, and (many) recipes are delicious, those things are just not me.
I have a lot of things to share, things that I haven't opened up about, my life, my ideas, my concerns. I want this to be a platform where I can freely express who I am, as well as a forum where other people can contribute and connect with my stories, rants, and experiences. I am scared, but I think if I stay true to who I am, what I want to achieve and what I believe in, this blog can be a beautiful thing.
Some days I may tell a story, a funny story because I have 5 energetic, noisy, outspoken kids, and have still have not learned how to successfully manage being the perfect partner, stay at home mom, and run a household. Other times I may post something deep, like the fact that being a "replacement" mom to my 3 daughters who lost their birth mother is one of the hardest undertakings I have ever pursued, and affects all of us, and how I pray every day that their mother would be proud of me or how I cannot understand how my biological daughter is so well adjusted, intelligent and optimistic despite the poor choices I have made. Sometime I want to post things that you, my readers, want to hear about.
So now that I have gotten my writing fears, and ambitions out in the open, I am ready to move forward.
The other day on my facebook page, I asked my friends to suggest topics for me to write about, things that they wanted to read about. One person responded, snarkfest, another mom blogger whom I think is wonderful :) She ask that I write about chocolate, because like most of us, she loves it. Now I assume she was joking when she offered the topic of chocolate, however, I asked for ideas and she gave me one!
Since she offered her suggestion I have been thinking A LOT about chocolate. I've been wishing it were Easter, so I could go buy a giant chocolate bunny and bite the ears off and then talk about the bunny and laugh because it couldn't "hear me" and then laugh more because it's not a real bunny and that's just silly (all by myself of course, because who would do this in front of other people?). But mostly I just wish I could eat a huge chocolate bunny. Chocolate is the only food, that I know of, that can be formed into animals, people, or other random objects and considered "cute" to eat. Could you imagine going to dinner and your steak being in the shape of a person...that's just sick.
I also realized that there are foods that would suck without involving chocolate as an ingredient:
-S'more's... without chocolate I would not want some more.
-Kit-Kat bars, and most other candy bars. Kit-Kats in particular would be pretty lame though. I don't think anyone says "I am really craving a crispy wafer today"
-Chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chips are kind of a big deal for these guys.
-Pretzels, Strawberries and Banana's should always be smothered in chocolate
-Hot CHOCOLATE. If you aren't adding chocolate you are just drinking water (unless you have more money than me, and can afford to use milk, then you are just drinking warm milk...and if you are older than 2, that's gross)
-M&M's. These cute little guys would be pretty shallow without their main ingredient, and I am pretty sure that Candy Coated shell involves chocolate as well...so they would basically be extinct...what a terrible thought.
The list could really go on, because frankly I would put chocolate on just about anything, so to me any food that doesn't contain chocolate is lacking.
Chocolate is used to bribe, as a reward and to console. It comes in different flavors, forms, and temperatures. You can drink it, eat it, and even pay a lot of money to bathe in it (I would recommend going to one of those fancy spa's, could you imagine how many bottle's of syrup you would need, and the clean up!). How many other food are this diverse?
Like, Snarkfest, I too love chocolate, so when asked to write about, I thought why not! I hope this is what my friend was hoping for, if not, I tried.
If you would like to suggest things for me to write about check out my facebook page and leave me a comment.
Thanks for reading my blog, I hope you stick around and continue to grow with me.
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