Monday, August 21, 2006

This Past Year In J-land

Wow....I haven't even been in J-land for a year yet.  Only 6 months lol.  I have always jotted down things that happened, written out my feelings or worries.  Seemed to help "resolve" my feelings....being able to read them again and decipher it.  Validation.  Sometimes I became more calm once my feelings were actually "said" on paper.

One day while at work I stumbled into the PEOPLE section of AOL and noticed Journals.  Curiosity being what it is, I had to check it out.  I read through some things, did a search on some of my favorite areas, ie Florida and NC.  Oddly enough I liked what I saw and decided to give it a try. 

My first entry was

http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort/entries/2006/03/06/march-6-2006/472  

in March after going back to work from just having a complete hysterectomy.  I needed (need) to lose weight, so did others, I needed motivation, I needed to see if I was the only person who thought a certain way, guess I needed some validation of my own, was I the only one who went through these issues?  It seemed there was a huge support group "out there".  My first commenters were Alphamoon65 and Shayshaydc....love you guys!  From there I found other very interesting journals.  I must say that I have grown through each and every one of you!  Y'all kick my butt sometimes and that's just what I need!  Love ya, mean it!

Let's see...this "year"....hysterectomy/recovery; dance competitions; Tom's malfunctions/legal battles; Tom's SS issues; Tara's panic attacks; losing Pam/fellow journaler and inspiration; capturing great graphics and tags; survived 3rd grade EOG's; FIL's surgery; weekend at the beach house; Hurricanes Stanley Cup Champs; new pool; Nephew's First Birthday; hanging out in Myrtle Beach; trip to mountains; Nutcracker preparations; Post Card Tour Across America!

What a lot in 6 months....still going strong though!

24 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Just dropping by to say HB to J-Land.
Hope you have a good week!
Hugs,
Sugar
http://journals.aol.com/sugarsweet056/SUGARSLIFE/

oquinn2004 said...

Its been a pleasure getting to know you....hope to see you next year!!!

Have a great day....Liz : )

garnett109 said...

And keep going strong my friend! I started journaling since feb 05 to keep my sanity and I hope I make you laugh doing it?

barebytes said...

Yes, you've made been a great compliment to the journal community. Welcome aboard. Hugs Lanny

allisonm96 said...

I have been around in AJ_land for almost that same length of time.... I wish I had found you sooner! I love reading your entries! you bring humor to almost anything, and you always seem to find the bright spots in any situation!

deshelestraci said...

It's a great group to hang with!
Traci

hugsdoodlewacky said...

You only been here for 6 months?Thought you been here longer,but,it has been really nice getting to know you,hope you will stick around for the long shot.lol.Have a good day.((((((((((((((((HUGSToyo))))))))))))))))))))))))

robinngabster said...

Yea pool! Yea postcards! Yea you are here with us!!

cacklinrosie101 said...

Only 6 months, it seems like you've always been around.  So glad you started coz you make me smile and laugh.  HUGS  Chris

onecrabn3lilfish said...

Happy half year journal bday!!!  :-)

Amy

am4039 said...

lots happening in that 6 months time. It's amazing to look back on things. I have been in J-land for 10 wonderful months.

chat2missie said...

A lot has happened in 6months!  I'm glad to have been able to get to know you thru J-land.
Missie

canyonsun04 said...

I think it is neat how we all found our way here!  You sure did have a lot go on in 6mth, thank goodness you have all of us! HA HA HA HA HA HA
Hugs**********
Angie

emabecmar said...

i'm very happy to be able to read your journal. have a great day. (((hugs)))
Cindy

angcrewswife said...

I may have missed out on most of the first 6 months of your Jland expirence but I sure hope to be reading the next 6 months +. Glad I came across your Journal. Take Care
     Ang

dcmeyer420 said...

Happy 6th month anniversary! You surely went through and done a lot in six months!  You are a great addition to the AOL blogging community. You are loved and appreciated. Hugs.

dondieroy said...

wow!  six months ... time flies when you are having so much fun.  You have been through alot these last six months.  Take care, Dondie

eml625 said...

I fun to read back on everyones time here.....you've been thru alot in 6 months!
hugs,
Ellen

inquestoftruth said...

Six months is about how long I've been doing this as well.   And what a six months it's been..."meeting" lots of nice folks like you.
~Meg

queeniemart said...

You are a complete treasure in my life....what would i do without you? One day i will get to you and that ocean and some booze and no men and no worries and no bad thoughts, just two crazy ladies stirring up trouble.
LOVE YOU
lisa

buggieboo1 said...

a day late  but happy b-day in j-land

Sharon

lifes2odd said...

I'm so glad you're here! Cheers!! Martha :-)

randlprysock said...

I am so glad you are with us here in J Land!!  I feel as though I've known you forever.  I told my hubby he could get a job in NC and stay with you instead of sleeping in the truck and then after I pack everything we can bring the family up when the log cabin is built (six months or so later), so I have invited him to your home without even asking you first.  But I knew you wouldn't say no.  LOL.  Feel better soon k,girl, both you and me.  I have to take breaks inbetween sentences to blow my nose.  It is so awful.  My throat is so sore.  I want to die.  I hurt.  I ache.  My head is a balloon.  We are thinking of Durham area.  Or Greensboro.  But sometimes I want to stay right where we are.  Hugs,
Lisa

pennietoonz said...

Nice entry, Sharon! I haven`t been journaling quite a year yet myself, but I sure have made some wonderful friends. :)
Hugs,
penny