“Because I’m happy / Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy / Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth”

Sometimes life feels awfully overwhelming.  Everything looks so very big, and no matter how much I chip away at things there’s always at least three more tasks waiting in the wings.

So I’ve started celebrating the small victories:  Escaping Justice with only two items (ones I’d actually consider useful).  Getting through an entire day without Gracie stealing someone’s food.  Cutting music notes out of fondant.  Hearing something come out of T-man or Bear’s mouth that I’d told them (but didn’t really think they retained).

Today I hit another one — the 30th person signed up to follow my blog.  (I don’t really think I should call her out by name, but if you signed up to follow Riddle from the Middle a few hours ago then you’re the person who put us over the top.  Thanks!)  Not a battalion, I know, but super exciting for me all the same.  I have family and friends who read, but there are also a bunch of bloggers out there who read or follow and that’s pretty dang cool.

BrightSide told me once that I should be writing for me, and intellectually I know that’s totally true. Starting this blog has made a big difference in my life.  But it’s still nice to know someone’s reading the stuff you put out there…

So a very big thanks to all of you who have visited, read, or followed the blog.  It’s been wonderful encouragement as I get back into this creativity thing.  I love writing it, and I hope it’s bringing joy to some of you as well.