When I Say JUMP You Say…

One thing that I told Mr. Houseful the other day, is that I would love to keep the feel of this blog as pure as it was when I first started it. I mean, I realize that I shouldn’t be getting pregnant with twins again anytime soon (don’t you all DARE start with me) I do realize that I’m surrounded by the best fodder for blog posting, and I am blessed enough to share it with you all. I’m also blessed that you all come and read here on a regular basis as well. So, here’s the lowdown, I decided to sign up for a blogger challenge through Blog Her that would help me get back to my creative side, or the one where I’m not always doing a post that’s a review or something like that.

This month’s theme is JUMP and today’s prompt is “What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word jump?”

There are so many things that I can think of to answer this question. I jumped into motherhood, I jumped into the military, and I jumped into being a parent volunteer at the school that the cellist attends. Literally. However, the one thing that I know that I have really jumped into without fear holding me back – notice I didn’t say without being afraid, because I was and still am – is the life of a full-time blogger. I changed my thought process about this entire blogging life, and decided that if there was a possibility that I could still talk about all the things that I wanted to talk about, and make our life a little better financial wise, then I ¬†would do it, and I’ve done it.

There are a lot of people who consider my blogging a hobby – and it most certainly was for the first year or so, and then I started making friends with people who had the same fervor with blogging and social media as I do. I’m still a newbie, and I don’t have all the answers, but I can say without a doubt, that I LOVE what I do. It’s hard, it’s sometimes exhausting, but it’s the ONLY job that I’ve had where I didn’t want to give up when it got difficult. I’m also jumping each day to give myself the ability to have fun with something that I consider work, and to also try new things, because I finally have a chance to do so.

Basically, what I’m trying to tell you is that jumping into something is not always so bad. I jumped into getting to know my husband 18 years ago. I’m sure that at 13 years of age, my parents rolled their eyes hard at my Shakespearean profession of love towards Mr. Houseful, but look where it got me. Married to the hunkiest man ever, and four of the best children anyone could ask for, especially when they are bringing me the remote and telling me how much they love me. They’re great!

So, be sure to tune in every week, Monday through Friday to see me deal with the theme jump – and even for some other goodies every now and again.

I’m even jumping into conference travel with National Box Tops University coming up and then Type A Parent Conference towards the end of the month, and of COURSE I’ll blog about it!

Until then

~Make It A Fantastic Day


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