What's in My Name
Well, like I said yesterday, today is my 200th post. And for my 200th post I decided to explain the name of my blog. Barb over at A Chelsea Morning threw out the challenge to everyone to explain why they named their blog what they did. I decided to hold off for this 200th post to participate!
Well, first of all, I LOVE roller coasters. Seriously, there isn't one fast enough or high enough for me (though I don't do the wooden ones much since my surgery.) But as much as I love roller coasters, the name "The Roller Coaster Ride of My Life" truly is what that second line says, "A Journey Through the Ups and Downs of My Daily Life."
Not long before I started my blog, Ane a lady in my critique group, The Penwrights, sent this article through our critique group about how it's a roller coaster ride being a writer. So the thought of being on a roller coaster ride was kind of on my mind anyway. But for several years before I started the blog, my life had been a roller coaster, not just my writing life. Life. Period.
Anyway, I had been talking to my friend Heather Smith (weird huh) who had started an animal blog for her cat Oreo. She kept telling me that I should start a blog, that she really liked my writing. The only problem was that I had no idea what to do. I had no idea what I would name it. I had no idea what I would write. Well, the best advice that I've ever heard about writing is to write what you know.
Well, I know nothing better than I know my own life and how God has been there each step of the way. Through each of the slow climbs, and plunging drops, and twists and turns, He had been there. Yes, I realized that my life had been a roller coaster. So I started my blog wrote my very first post.
Since then I've come to realize that God had a definite hand in it. Like I said yesterday, He has blessed me abundantly through this bloggy adventure. The biggest blessing of all I think is that through it all, writing the blog has kept me realizing that God is there. I can go back and read past posts and think, "Man, God really helped me through that one" or "I'm so glad God directed me that way right there."
So I guess to sum it all up, my blog got named this way because of something I love to do, and because I'd read an article I liked recently, but God brought it all together in my heart to mean so much more. After all, He knows what He's doing! (Jeremiah 29:11)