Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stepping into the Blogging World

Hello there bloggers/readers. I am new to the blogging world.
Why start a blog? I would like to share my experiences and thoughts with anyone who cares to listen.
Why would anyone want to read about my life? I have no idea.
I'll say this though...I think people look for something or someone they can relate to. Everyone likes to be encouraged and everyone likes to be inspired. My desire is to express honesty and truth as I see it, even when that's hard to do. I've spent a long time appearing on the outside to have it all together, while secretly breaking inside. It's hard to show vulnerability and weakness. We don't want to broadcast our problems....what would people think? We live in a very judgmental world, that's the truth. We put on armor and put up walls to protect ourselves, allowing very few people into our world. We keep them at a distance.
The truth is I don't have all the answers. I'm 27 years old and still learning who I am. I have so much to learn and more growing up to do. I have doubts about myself as a person, and as a wife and mother. Am I doing the right thing and making the right decisions? I'm still discovering how I can be the best I can be and I am far from it.
I am a Navy wife and a stay at home mom. Both can be isolating and lonely. It's hard moving away from family and friends, forced out of your comfort zone. Everywhere I move I have to start over. Making new friends can be hard for me because I am pretty shy. I am thankful for the opportunity to stay at home with my daughter; being able to experience all my daughter's "firsts" and daily growth. It is hard though. Nothing but toddler talk all day, no adult interaction or stimulation. Cleaning, laundry, walking the dog, etc. Life has become mundane. Same thing every day, no change....nothing exciting. I need to bring joy back into my life. Happiness is conditional but true joy is lasting. 


  1. I love you Alaina and I look forward to getting a small glimps into the window of your daily life. You are a treasure that I am blessed to call friend. You have encouraged me so many times in so many ways and I know that God will use you as you allow His love to shine through this blog. Virtual hugs,
    Christy Beth

  2. I love you so much! I'm so happy that you decided to walk through life in the open. You will be blessed and you honestly share your triumphs and struggles.

    Blogging is a great way to express your thoughts and process life.

    I love you. This blog looks great! It is so fun to learn new things along the way.

  3. Hi Alaina, welcome to the blogging world :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, I'm glad you directed me to yours, I've added you to my Google Reader and will visit you often :)

    It's always great meeting a fellow military wife.

    God Bless,

  4. Alana: fyi. The blog "A Well-Read Mom" is also written by a Navy wife who discusses SAH mom issues. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I am new to blogging as well! I look forward to reading more!


  6. I found you on MBC and am so happy I did! Can't wait to read more! Check my blog out if you get a chance :)


  7. Following you back! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Welcome to the blogging. it really is a great catharsis for us SAHM. Its also a great way to interact with other adults..believe me I know the feeling of being encapsulated by nothing but toddler gibberish and preschooler fodder. Don't get me wrong, I adore my girls but sometimes when my husband walks through the door I am sure he feels like he is being assaulted by rapid fire conversation. Or even more embarrassing is when I actually do get in a room with other adults, I get like diarrhea of the mouth...I can't stop the flow of words coming out of my mouth. I am certain the other adults think I am crazy. Looking forward to reading your posts. God bless.
    Debi(Truthful Mommy)

  8. Thank you all for such a warm welcome to the blogging world! I am finding my way around and I like what I am seeing!