What have I gotten myself into???

IMG_2095So, since I’m positive the only folks that will read my blog this early in the game will be family and friends…I’ll skip a formal introduction for now.  Let’s get started, sort of.

I’m feeling part-time mom-ish right now. Our family is in a pretty good season of life…hubs business is thriving, Thing1 (the oldest boy) moved to Maui to start his new career and life, Thing2 (the second oldest) is rocking it in Culinary School, Thing3 (third in line to the throne, Junior in high school) is healthy, making good grades and driven with lofty college dreams, and Thing4 (the not so baby, baby and current 7th grader) is also healthy, smart as whip, and figuring out who he is and what he’s passionate about. Wow, what a run on! At any rate, with essentially 2 of the 4 boys out of the house, I’m feeling part time-ish…which I’m currently relishing! But, truthfully, I miss work…I’ve missed it ever since Thing 4 started kindergarten.  Don’t get me wrong, being a stay at home mom has been amazing and it has afforded great benefit to our family…but I’m a worker…always have been.  So, in an effort to do something work like, but keep some freedom in my schedule, I thought I might give blogging a go…

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

I secured a domain name. For my untech savvy friends out there…I bought a website! Yay, me!  Uh, now what?  I’ve never blogged, I don’t follow blogs, I’m not an Instagram fan (don’t shun me)…all things that would be very, very useful to have some knowledge of when you decide you are going to start a blog.  So, I’m totally in over my head…I’m scared to death…and I’m so excited I can’t see straight!  At first I thought I might wait awhile to post content until I had a better grasp of what I am supposed to be doing, but sometimes watching the process unfold is amazing…like, wow, she really did it, or like the train wreck that you just can’t not watch because it’s so bizarre.  I am definitely shooting for the former!

Wow! To put forth a successful blog is way more involved than I ever imaged that it could be.  I promise not to bore with techie and detailed behind the scenes stuff that I come across, but I hope that you take this journey with me…the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny.

The REAL Goal

The name of the blog is GirlYouTripping.  Once I get the grasp of this blogging thing, the real goal of the blog will be to write about girl getaways and family trips.  I still don’t have the details fully honed in just yet…lots of avenues to take in those categories.  But I do know this, I love to travel with my family and friends.  We go on some great vacations and getaways, and I work my butt off to make sure that we have the best time possible while we are away, because that is what we like to do with our free time and money…both of which are a premium in my life and I’m sure they are in your life as well.  I hope you enjoy reading and watching this journey unfold and that you will figure out how to be a part of it in some way, big or small.

Cheers to new adventures and doing things that push you to be better!

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