Here goes nothing...
For over a year now, I have been documenting some pretty important, life-changing parts of my life on this blog for the world (or my 20 followers) to see. It started as a place for me to explore. A place to practice a craft that is a daily part of my life as a teacher, and a place to start living the sermon I preach to my students every day.
Write. Write. WRITE.
Write down the good, the bad, the ugly, the sad. Write down the moments you never want to forget. The lessons you want to pass on to future generations. The big and small moments that impact your daily existence and make you better. Whatever those moments are.
It's true that this blogging obsession of mine is in large part for Cruz, for him to someday have documentation of his life through the eyes of his mom. But, along the way of writing about a growing belly, pregnancy cravings, and poopy diapers, this blog has become my outlet. My place to piece together the puzzles of this multi-faceted life and attempt to make some sense of it all. So to all my readers, followers, and friends, wherever you are, thank you for being my audience and continually reminding me that everyone has a story to tell.
As a thank you to YOU, I am about to embark on my first giveaway. For Christmas, I received a bracelet from an online jewelry company called, 'The Vintage Pearl.' I love it for its simplicity, its daintiness, and most of all, the sweet little name etched onto a tiny piece of silver, strung next to a perfect little pearl. I wear my 'Cruz' bracelet every where. It's become a daily reminder of what's waiting for me after a day at work, and has become a topic of conversation with friends, co-workers, and other moms.
The Vintage Pearl is known for their unique, simple, and sentimental jewelry. Their pieces are hand-stamped, and can include names, initials, birthstones, and their signature, pearls. Most of all, I love The Vintage Pearl, because it started with Erin, a simple, ordinary mom of four, some ambition, and of course, blogging! Check out her blog here.
So in honor of Erin, her pearls, and the wonderful world of blogging, I'm giving away a gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl. In order to be a contestant, follow these simple rules:
1) You must become a follower on my blog. If you are already, move on to step 2!
2) You must leave a comment under this blog entry.
There is one condition. I need a substantial 'pool' of contestants, and will not pick a winner for the certificate until I get 40 FOLLOWERS! It's a long shot, but if my mom can figure out how to become a follower, so can you!
If I can get 40 Followers by next weekend, the last weekend in January, I will use random.org to generate our winner.
Happy Blogging and Good Luck!