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My one year of finding myself

on 13 November 2014

Today is my one year blogging anniversary. It’s also the 23 rd year of my Grandpa’s death. I still remember it like it was yesterday the second man I’ve ever loved, besides my Daddy. I grew up being fascinated, perplexed, and adoring my Grandpa. He always told me I was a little girl with a big voice. I still remember how proud he was to hold me in his arms. I was the last of his daughters children. And there I lay bundled up in my pinkness in his arms. He always told me I could do anything I set my mind to. And now that little girl has grown up to have children of my own. When I started out on this blogging journey I really didn’t know what to expect. I went from blogging once a month when the thought moved me to write, to blogging once a day sometimes twice a day!!! I have always had a love of writing since an early age. I remember being 6 years old and learning how to read. Back then we were read to but weren’t expected to know actual words. My Grade 1 teacher Mrs. Bossio, opened up a magical world to me when she helped me learn to read. I would sit at my desk and look up at her with wonder as she made Dick, Jane, Sally, and Spot’s world come to life. And when I discovered I could put those letters into words and read those adventures myself I was hooked. By the time I was in Grade 3 I was an avid reader and was reading by the dozen out of the Silent Reading Assisted box. I was also an advanced reader so I helped tutor kids who needed it. I was also writing stories getting lost in the adventures of my characters. So I started and never looked back, over the years I collaborated on story writing with my Mom. And when I got into high school I tried my hand at poetry. I have stacks of journals, papers, notes of my writing and scribbles. I have boxes of duo tangs, binders, and books of stories and poems I’ve written over the years. Will any of these stories ever make it into print? I don’t know I may share them here, or get up enough courage to finish them off and submit them somewhere. What I didn’t expect after joining WordPress was how much I’ve grown, learned, and changed as a writer, person, and a parent. I didn’t know that I would find such an incredible, supportive, generous, community in WordPress land. So many other bloggers that have laughed with me, cried with me, and understood me better than my own family!!! I’ve gathered a following, come across your reader, and garnered some attention and likes. I didn’t expect to have late night conversations that made me smile, giggle, and feel philosophical, when I felt so lonely in my personal life. Today I say thank you to everyone who has read, shared, commented, and followed along on my journey. Here I am one year later, and finding my way back to myself one story at a time. Smooches and warm and fuzzy hugs to you all. You make my grateful heart super happy. ??❤️

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33 Responses to “My one year of finding myself”

  1. ricodilello says:

    I am expecting a grand daughter next month, my first grand child. I was moved by your blog about remembering yours. I hope that she will feel the same about me when I am gone from this earth. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 80smetalman says:

    Happy First Anniversary Jeanine and may you have many more on here! I always enjoy reading your posts especially as some of them have inspired some of the ones I have written. Keep it up.

  3. Oh my 1 year on WordPress, doing a happy dance with you. Congrats and I dearly look forward to your next year to come. God Bless, Happy blogging to ya…

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you my lovely. Yes I was surprised myself when I went through my archives a couple of days ago. I’m happy dancing with you. I’ve already cried today so time to lose myself in a song. Happy blogging to to you too. ?❤️??

  4. imanikel says:

    Congratulations. I know there’s more inside of you, the blog world needs to know – keep at it. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

  5. imanikel says:

    By the way, I’m reblogging this on my blog…hope its okay with you?

  6. imanikel says:

    Reblogged this on imanikingblog and commented:
    I’m in a celebration mood, and don’t forget its #freedomfridays and I chose to celebrate jsack1’s blog. Read on and you will know why 🙂

  7. punkrockpapa says:

    Hey! Congrats! What a wonderful post, I look forward to reading more and hope you come around to sharing your written work because you are an awesome writer! Thanks for sharing this!

  8. This is my first time reading your blog, got here wanting to read Imanikel! But hey, I love your story and thank you for sharing your grandpa experience.

    I didn’t know any of my grandparents, all four of them were long gone before I was born so always want to read positive stories about grandparents as I love to think mine would have been perfect too.

    Thanks for sharing. First story of the day, brings joy.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you so much for finding me my sweet friend. Im very happy to have found both you and Imankiel. My Grandparents on both sides of my family were such loving people. I have such fond memories of them that I could write a book. ? I’m sad that you didn’t know yours. I’m sure that their love and guidance in your life is heaven sent. Thank you for following along on my journey. ?❤️

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