Were you one of the cool kids? You know what I'm talking about- on the homecoming court, cute, maybe a jock or a cheerleader? I wasn't. I was popular in my own way- but not in the traditional way. I was Dance Line Captain, in the dance club and drama club.... but I also lost a bid to be on the homecoming court and lost some other kind of school crown to a tomboy. True story.
So, when I see the cool, cute kids I always declare in my brain "So what! I'm cool/cute/_____(fill in the blank)___ in my own way!" That's the way to do it- right? Celebrate your assets and forget about the rest! Well, it doesn't always go that way. CONFESSION: I get a liTTle blog envy sometimes when I see cool/cute/____(fill in the blank___) blogs."
I really love A Beautiful Mess. I mean... REALLY love. It drives me nuts- just how cute they are, their pictures are amazing, their content is rich and they do cool things! And what really stinks- is they have COOL friends too. I mean- how do all the cool people know each other- why can't they share their coolness? That, my friends, is my inner teenager speaking.
Adult JoDee knows- I'm just way too busy to be one of the cool people! It must take a lot of work being a cool blogger. Blogging is hard work. I know they make it look easy- but they work hard and I give them a ton of credit! It's like feeding the beast. They feed it a lot! I am just too busy with work, family and training for a triathlon! I check in with you periodically- blab about what's going on in the world and let it be... until the next time. It works for me. The feedback I get leads me to believe you like it too.
Oh, and dressing so cool every day?!?It's their way of life! It's gotta be hard! I dress nice for 9-hours a day-- and then I guarantee you- if you see me out in public after work I am in my workout clothes, no makeup, dark circles under my eyes and usually giving the "mommy's-trying-not-to-look-crazy-look" to one of my kids who is acting up. They take turns. It's a Kenney Kids thing.
I give these bloggers... and many more... a ton of credit for being so original.. and hence defining what many people think is cool. I am taking a note from their book... or blog so to speak... and carving my own path to coolness... it's called the "Sleep deprived, News Anchor, Mommy, Wife, triathlete Cool". Do you think I have a chance at being a trendsetter? Either way- I'd like to thank you for checking in and reading. It really does mean a great deal to me!