Welcome to the “Peek Outside The Box” blog. I really wanted to name it the “Not So Perfect Blog” but variations on that have already been taken. I wanted to start blogging for several years now but, after looking at so many perfect blogs on the internet, I quickly pushed the thought to the back of my very cluttered, chaotic, and sometimes, depressed brain. The depressed part usually hits after reading someone else’s perfect blog about their perfect life and their perfect family. As the urge to blog hit again after the ball dropped ushering in 2017, I decided I was going to push any reservations aside and give it a try. But, what to write about? And, what about all of those pesky grammar rules like not starting a sentence with the words “but” and “and”. Writing is not a skill I’ve ever really mastered. Whenever I’m in doubt I add a comma. I promise, though, that I will not end a sentence with a preposition.
Any-who, grammar aside, my life is far from perfect. So as not to give it all away in the introduction suffice it to say I’m a married, working mother with a teenage daughter, a dog, a rabbit and two lizards (the rabbit and lizards are my daughter’s) and a bunch of fish (my husband’s). So what can I blog about that isn’t already covered by a million other successful bloggers? I think I will start with my life experiences and those things about which I am passionate. Maybe there are a few other people out there who can relate. This blog will be a work in progress. I will be learning as I go and, hopefully, that will not be too off-putting to any visitors to my site. If I don’t hit launch now, I may never do it. So here goes….