My name is Kristin Roush and I am indeed, moved and shaken! This is the first post of my first blog. Quite honestly, it's more of a practice post because I really don't know what I'm doing. I have a very preliminary blog design set up. I think. In about 2 weeks, I hope to have a professionally designed site up and running for you. I don't have any widgets yet (still learning what those are). I don't know how to link you to anything. I don't know the difference between RSS and CSS. I don't know how to insert an image yet, but I know I'm supposed to insert images. The book said so.
I have the Blogging for Dummies book next to me here on the dining room table. Yesterday, I figured out all by myself how to add the link to Amazon. It's over there on the right hand side of the page. Please click on that Amazon link and go buy a book. I am told that if you do, I will get some kind of little commission. Cool, huh? Today, I figured out all by myself how to create a list of some of my favorite books. I didn't think the actual list and my comments were going to show up right there on the front page. I thought I made a link to the list and then another page would have the books listed on that page. Oh, well..
I made a Page yesterday about my private practice, The Nob Hill Wellness Center. It cut me off about halfway down the page, as though I'm not allowed to write anymore. Now I can't find it anywhere; I thought I saved it as a Draft. Don't worry, I'll find it for you at some point, I'm sure.
Why am I telling you all of this? Well, because it's a great illustration of me being not very together. I am way out of my element here when it comes to computers. I can let you see that about me because 1) I can't very well hide it 'cuz it's so obvious, and more importantly, 2) my sense of confidence and self-esteem must be at least adequate, and 3) I'm a recovering perfectionist and while I'd rather wait to publish my first post until after my site is "perfect," I am going to "feel the fear and do it anyway" as a statement of self-acceptance. So, here's my post and here's my blog. Please stick with me and follow along as I find my way through this process (Wait- I don't think I've set up that little icon to click in order to get the e-mail with new posts in it yet. You'll have to just come to me every day until I get that thing inserted).
I so look forward to sharing with you some things that I do know a little bit about - like courage and self-love, like smiling through adversity and frustration, and especially, how to just not take yourself too seriously. Ha-Ha! Where's the champagne? I want to go toast to being "moved and shaken." Here's to all of us!