We’ve got visitors today! I get to be saucy. I can’t say that in my head without visualizing Jim Carey. And if Jim Carey and his flexible face freak you out, sorry about that.
If you do not know Heather and Tiffany’s blog, The Secret is in the Sauce (cute widget in the side bar) head on over there and check it out. It is a great group of ladies supporting each other’s blogs, providing lots of comment love, and there’s always fun contests going on. Their Spring Fling is coming up on March 10th. You don’t want to miss that. They will be giving away prizes every hour and everyone is invited via Mr. Linky to add a contest into the mix.
For today’s post, I thought I’d do a recap of my first year blogging.
I am a 10th grade English teacher on Oahu, a mother of two teens (daughter is 19 and a college sophomore at UH/ son is 16 and a dynamic force in the home). I am originally from Los Angeles and married a local boy I met while attending UH. I have lived in Hawaii for 27 years. At the end of this month I will make my three year anniversary of being a breast cancer survivor. My blogging tends to go all over the place, but I mostly write about family, teaching, surviving cancer, living life with reflection and joy (finding balance), and memoir.
I began blogging at the urging of my sister. It started as just a way to find my way back to writing but has turned into so much more. For now, it is my creative outlet as well as a network of friends. I’ve met some amazing people on the internet. If you have time, check out some of the links on my blogroll.
I also like to take photos and on Fridays try to post a photo tour (Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Finish Fiesta) that provides a slice of what it is like to live in such a beautiful paradise. Here’s a sampling:
Snorkeling and Underwater Shots
Winter Break on the North Shore
A Day at the Beach with My Daughter
Sacred Places (A walking path)
I’ve recently joined the Spin Cycle, hosted by Sprite’s Keeper. She dishes out a topic weekly and we all find a way to serve it up. I find writing online the writer’s group I never managed to join in the face to face world. Some spins that I wrote include
Sometimes I share stories from the classroom. Those of you with cute little ones that would like a preview of them as teens can check one of these posts out:
Kindergarteners, Just 10 Years Later
My all time favorite post is this one. It has a lot of swearing in it that could not be taken out due to I did not want to. So it could not be a featured post, but if you like the strategic use of expletives, check it out and I hope you enjoy it. It was a moment where I really learned to get over myself, especially choosing to write about it.
Thank-you so much for stopping by!