Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Writing about my life


To say that I am an avid blog reader would be a lie, I just pop around the internet and peruse different sites. However, now I have been inspired to write about what matters to me in my life. Maybe there will be strangers out there who can offer me a different view of what I perceive or just to tell me to get a life. But I look forward to writing and expressing myself online.

Hiding behind Internet identities: How many do we all have? Right now, I have up to 6. I post on one teacher forum under an anonymous name and another with a form of my real name. Then there is myspace.com where I am Jenny with a dog for my picture that I use only to check up on my children's myspace pages and to view those of the kids in our small town. (If other parents did this, I can only imagine their reactions). Okay, so then Livejournal beckoned based on what I read on Myspace and that can be mildly interesting to read the angst of suburban kids. My last identity is my gaming profile on Pogo.com, I am seriously addicted to playing games on line. This game playing has definitely changed my leisure time. A future blog will be a reflection of my compulsive hobbies.

Future musings--> Oldest going off to college next year, Leaving teaching after only 4 years, The state of Special Education in schools, Youth sports, Sandwich generation, Raising boys, the list can be endless.

5 comments:

  1. Right whatever is on your mind. If others don't like it, then they don't have to read it. By the way, I like your intro about being 40 something and not knowing what you want to be when you grow up. I just turned thirty, have a degree in History, still bartending and waiting tables, and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. The thought of going back to get my masters is very daunting. I don't feel alone anymore. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Jenny! Just read your blog after you stumbled across mine. I can't wait to read more. Funny you say what you want to be when you grow up. I always say when the kids get older I will figure out what I want to be. I am 29 and my youngest is 2, so it will be at least 10 years before I start to think about what I want to be when I grow up. Have fun with your writing, and I look forward to reading. Thanx Winona

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  3. Pretty neat to get comments on my first blog! Thank you. I will keep writing about my growing up and Winona enjoy your kids before you need to start thinking!
    Jen

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  4. i really only have 2 identities i use...but numerous emails.

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  5. I want to know what you're thinking of doing. I think you should be a nerd, like my husband. You're amazing with all these computer/technological toys. Fred just bought me a thing that allows me to play a CD player through my car radio. Cool. I can listen to banjo music. Keep writing.

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