Today I’d like to Welcome one of my favorite bloggy friends Tia, from Depression Cookies, who just happens to have written a book with her mom by the exact same title! I must say that Tia is one of the sweetest people I have met since I started my blogging adventure; I’m so glad we connected! Not only is Tia a wonderful person, but she is a fantastic writer too! I look forward to each and every one of her blog posts and have yet to be disappointed. So if you’ve never checked out Tia’s blog Depression Cookies, make sure you do so after reading her guest post! (Also, be sure to stop by her blog tomorrow to check out my guest post! Don’t worry I’ll remind all of you tomorrow to go and check it out! )
Tia: “In life, there are rare moments when you meet someone and instantly bond. When I began blogging in January, I didn’t know what to expect, but definitely didn’t expect to find friendship. Right away, I bonded with Lisa and wished she lived just down the street so we could meet for chats. I am honored to be guest posting on her blog today. I always look forward to her posts and appreciate her wittiness. Thanks, Lisa!”
Be Careful What You Wish For
I’m always scouring the Internet looking for ideas. New recipes, parenting techniques, ways to melt belly fat, new places to eat, and now ideas for blog posts. This week I came across a simple question… if you could change one thing about your childhood, what would it be? *
My mind rushed forth an answer—I wish I hadn’t moved so much. On average, my family moved every three years. The longest I’ve ever lived in one house is four years; one state, six years (and that was as an adult). I craved consistency, a set community. I wanted familiarity, not always asking directions.
Still, I’m a firm believer in life’s journey. Mine has been one of observation. I’ve been exposed to many different climates, landscapes, communities, traditions and people. When I’m writing, I draw all these experiences. Each time we moved, I learned to fit in, to mold myself to the new surroundings. Although hard at times, I was able to experiment and try on different roles and determine what I liked best.
My life had many goodbyes, but just as many hellos. I’m not afraid to put myself out there and meet people, to try on another hat.
So, what would I change? Nothing, actually. Everything I’ve experienced has made me who I am today, and I look forward to continuing my transformation. Remaining stagnant isn’t my path. I do hope to find exactly what I’m looking for one of these days, but I’ll never stop seeking a good set of directions.
Tia Bach is co-author of Depression Cookies, a coming of age story co-written with her mother. You can find out more about her journey in writing and life at her blog, or on Twitter @Tia_Bach_Author.
Thank you so much Tia for your Welcome Wednesday post, your kind words, and most importantly your friendship! *hugs*