is my blogiversary.
I began blogging on December 11, 2004. So, six years.
I had intentions of going back through my blog and picking out pictures of Claire and Benjamin from each year. Then picking another set of pictures showing a piece of my art from each of these past six years. That would have been fun to look though, don't you think?
Too much work. I don't have the patience to scroll through months and months -- and YEARS -- of posts. Then copy links and images and html and paste and rearrange and all that. In the time it would take to compose that post, I could restring the lights on the Christmas tree. (Several are malfunctioning.) I could work on our annual Christmas letter which should have been sent out much earlier since we have a new mailing address this year. I could even have a second cup of coffee and play some wii with Benjamin.
Looking through my old posts and thinking about how much the kids have changed and grown is both exciting and sad. Time is fleeting and I don't always feel like I embrace every moment as much as I could.
I'm pleased with my artistic development over the past six years, but reviewing the work makes me yearn to delve a bit deeper. I haven't been able to muster the commitment or changes required to make this happen.
As I make these confessions, I know my blog friends will read this and nod. You'll send me virtual support. You'll understand and identify. You'll wait for me to move beyond these struggles and continue to grow. This is the greatest gift of the past six years.