Thursday, December 29, 2011

In which I am an idiot

Also I cannot count.

Or rather, I can count, but the computer didn't count properly.

It seems that I am not QUITE at 1000 blog posts because of the 29 non publish (mostly non started) drafts that are still lurking around my blog dashboard.  So instead of 1000 being by 1000th post, it was my 970th post and I feel silly.  But I'm leaving it up there because I still agree with what it says.  The blog helped me find my voice, and my voice needs a little more finding lately.  So I'm committing to being back.

Maybe I'll post once a day for all of January to get myself back into it.  There are wonderful and exciting things in the world and I want to share again.  So laugh with me at my inability to count and I hope you come back and see what else is in store!

1000

Despite my blogging hiccups an amazing number has come to the blog.

One thousand.

As in 1000 blog entries over the last six years.  Here it is 6 years of thoughts and growth and memories out there on the interwebs, but more importantly it has been 6 years to find my voice.

Sometimes my voice is quiet, whispering secrets in the dark hoping others catch them and hold them close for me.

Sometimes my voice is ranty, angry at the company, person or world that seeks to hurt, oppress, or destroy.

Sometimes my voice is frustrated, at the goals unmet and the weight unlost.

Sometimes my voice is hopeful, with new opportunities to grow and thrive.

Sometimes my voice is one of a mother, a wife, a friend, a church worker, a geek.

Sometimes my voice falters and I go away for a while to find out where it went.

Sometimes my voice is poetic, sometimes it is raw, sometimes it is wounded, sometimes it is strong.

But it is my own and I love the voice I've found.

And I don't want to lose the power, healing, and community that this blog has given me, so I am planning my come back.  I want to embrace my voice and make sure my voice is part of the choir of voices in the world.  The choir isn't the same with out my voice.  It isn't the same without yours.

So in 2012 I am going to sing here again.

Happy 1000 posts to me, here is to another 1000!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Goat Family. 
I hope to blog more in the New Year, but either way, I'll be around here from time to time at least. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Mr. Goat's Choir

This is a clip from the choir Mr. Goat sings in - Magnum Chorum. Their Christmas concerts are this weekend and they are going to be great. If you want to bask in the holiday glow you should come. You can find more info here.
See what the buzz is all about! from Magnum Chorum on Vimeo.