How can I define myself…
Wife. Mother. Programmer. Atheist. Demopublican? Brutally Honest. Hard Worker. Optimist.
I have stuff to say. I am not a writer, but people seem to think that I am a really good blogger; apparently others relate to me well, so I am convinced that blogging is my best outlet.
I used to blog for the website Families.com, about adoption as we were working our way through the process. However, being required to submit a certain number of blogs per month on one specific topic was really difficult for me. I realized that when I had nothing to say about said topic… well… then I had nothing to say. When I started writing about things I really had no interest in writing about and pulling topics out of thin air just to make that quota, my writing suffered. I started submitting blogs I wasn’t proud of, or even slightly satisfied with, and I decided I needed to give it up. It was too stressful for me, and not fair to the reader.
I have a friend who blogs here on wordpress, and I was trying to find an app for my phone that would allow me to follow her blog. I need reminders, I can be forgetful. So, I downloaded a WordPress app, and it wanted me to create a login for myself, and lo and behold ELLENCABOT.COM WAS AVAILABLE!! What are the odds?! So, I grabbed it while it was up for the grabbing.
Then I realized I had a blog, and I thought maybe I should do something with it.
So… here it is…
At least here I can blog about whatever I want, whenever I want, so I shouldn’t run out of things to say.
“Real Life” will be a regular discussion point here. I might talk about cats sometimes. Light bulbs? Probably not… one of my children gave me the name, and I like it so I think I’ll keep it. 🙂
Oh, and I will probably occasionally talk about travel, because sometimes we just like to go places!
*** By the way: Ellen Cabot is a pen name. Don’t try and Google me, you’ll find a director responsible for such hits as “Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island” & “Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000” ***