Thank you readers!

For Thanksgiving this year, I was and remain grateful for much. The unending drama of this year is continuing and getting worse as the COVID cases are rising, but thankfully our little clan has been healthy and well.

Another thing I’m extremely grateful for is my readers! I’ve been blogging for three and a half years now and it’s been “my” thing that gives me space to think, write, and converse with others. I’m humbled by the support from my old-time readers, friends who keep up with me via blog, and new visitors.

When I first started blogging, it felt like I was writing into a void; but I met several bloggers who started conversations with me, which makes blogging more meaningful. I’m astounded by the wealth of talent, creativity, skills, and ideas from bloggers and this motivates me to to become better at what I do (although I’m still figuring this out).

My household clan gets a happy update from me each time I get a new follower notification; if they are busy doing something else, I make them stop to cheer for me. lol. It shouldn’t be about the number of followers I get, but I have to admit that gaining more boosts motivation and happiness. Eeeek, I said it, wrote it. blushing…

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I’m so glad to have overcome my fear of blogging. The risk was worth it and have added so much to my life! It took me six ambivalent years before my kindred friend Pamela heard all my excuses and told me she’s going to talk me through my doubts while I registered my blog name on WordPress. If it weren’t for her, I’d still be dreaming of starting a blog. Thanks friend for your one-of-a-kind cheering and thank you blogging friends for your friendship and support!!

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein

101 followers!! Thank you

Today I reached 101 followers!!

Ok, I’m counted in that number so it’s really 100. 😉 When I first started, I told myself that I’d be happy with 50, but that darn human nature kicked in: kept saying maybe 10 more and a little more. Every time I receive a WP follower notification, I tell my kids and they do a loud hooray for me.    

When I first started in June 2017, I sat in front of my computer for hours pondering if I were really going to do this. I got the final kick in the butt when Pamela, my dear friend from NYC, called me up one morning and asked for the umpteenth time if I started writing, besides in my journal. She challenged me to do what scared me; her encouragement never stopped. It was like that when we were roommates and still the same after I moved to CA. “Sing” in my blog name was part of Pamela’s idea. I love that my admiration for wildflowers incorporates her jazz singing background and colorful spirit with my little space in the blogging world. In true Pamela style she called me thirty minutes later to check if I opened an account on WordPress.  

Writing in this blog gives me a happy space to keep writing, discover new interests,  find new blogging friends from different parts of the world, and reconnect with old friends through this forum. I’ve also met a handful of bloggers who faithfully cheer me on: I am so thankful for them!! Amy constant cheerleaders: my dear friends from church, friends from my school days in NYC, homeschooling moms, my neighbors, and of course, Chris and my little peeps. Love you guys!

Thank you everybody for your encouragement, support, reading, and keeping up with my blog!! Last but not least: God, thank you for your incredible blessings and for this desire to keep writing even when I feel like I have nothing to say. You continue to teach me about my heart’s longings, weaknesses & strengths, my ambitions, and my fears through this craft.