Full disclosure: I used to write a blog. I stopped.
I didn’t stop because I ran out of things to write about. Goodness sakes. There are a millions things I could write about working at Bona Vista. From the adults and children to my coworkers and all of the shenanigans that come with those three sets of humans. The events we put on, the programs we operate, the community partners we have… all lend themselves to great blogger fodder. But, I just stopped.
Have you ever been in that situation before? Something you’d love to do, but you just don’t have the time to do it anymore? That’s where I thought I was with the blog. However, what I realize now is that I just wasn’t making the blog a priority. Confession is good for the soul, right? I was “phoning it in” but just re-posting my newspaper articles on the blog and calling it a day.
However, with a new year comes new goals. Not resolutions, but goals. I feel like if I put those goals in writing (you’re seeing it here first, folks), then I am more accountable to accomplish them. If people know you have a goal, they are going to ask you about it. If I don’t write more on the blog, you’ll know. And, I hope you’ll call me out.
This doesn’t mean that everything I write on the blog is going to be profound, by any means. Some days it may just be the behind-the-scenes of non-profit marketing or special event planning. Other days it may be something random that a child in one of our early childhood programs said or did, or something new the kitchen decided to serve and the reactions of the children. It could be introducing you to one of my adult friends, filling you in on legislative happenings that impact our organization or any number of other events we have going on.
I’ve always said that the blog would be transparent, and that is still true. Working for a non-profit is not always glamorous. In reality, it’s more non-glamorous than glamorous. But, that’s OK! If I wanted to make a lot of money, be in the spotlight and have everyone know my name… I’d be an actress. I wouldn’t give my blood, sweat and tears to adults and children with special needs.
That being said… I will still post the articles I write for the Kokomo Perspective. You may not live in Howard County. You may not have received your paper that week. You may have just missed it because… life. So, the blog will be a blend. I hope you like it. I hope you hold me accountable. And, I hope you interact with me so I’m not just talking to myself.
Until the next time… keep a good view on life!