My mother suggested that I start a blog like this one three years ago. I thought she was crazy. She has encouraged me numerous times since, but only recently did I decide that it would be fun (could be?) and I just happened to be looking for a project.
Now I am wondering if she was looking for revenge for some-thing I unknowingly did to her.
This world of blogging seems to have taken over my entire life! Rarely does a minute go by now that I am not thinking: "What have I learned today that I can post on my blog?" And rarely does a night go by that I do not stay up super late writing on my blog, or reading others' blogs - unless I happen to pass out due to PURE exhaustion.
However, two things have happened in our lives since I started this blog (besides my losing a lot of sleep):
1. Because I now feel like (and actually am?) an observer of me living my own life, I am able to stand back and look at things from a different perspective. This has given me a huge advantage to have a better attitude when faced with stressful situations. I am constantly looking for anything good, funny, interesting, and different about my life being married to a physician. This process has been almost healing in a way, probably because I am focusing on the good.
2. My husband seems to realize (in a small way) that his life is now under a microscope. He only checks my blog to read my posts ONCE in a WHILE. But still, his attitude and actions have changed, just enough for me to notice. He seems to understand me and my needs more (hmmmmm....). This may unfairly bias my blogs about our relationship, etc., because he has been behaving rather well lately (another: hmmmmm... but, a huge plus, nonetheless.)
So, in general, I feel that writing this blog has had a positive influence on me and my family. (I had to delve into this thought process because of the hours that I am spending doing this, rather than something else.)
However, it really has not been long since I began to blog (not even 2 months?), so we'll see if these changes are just temporary...