Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's A New Day AND a New Year! Let's get started...

Hello Blogland--

Wow, I'm going to be honest in saying I'm a bit nervous here.  This is my very first blog and i figured what better time than the first day of the new year.  I've been following a number of blogs for many years and have watched (through the screen of my smart devices) bloggers get married, buy houses, have children, etc and I thought "hey, this could be fun".  So, I made starting a blog one of my New Year's resolutions.  I'm going to write about that a little later but figured my first post would be just about me so that anyone who happens to stumble across my blog by chance will know just who this person is behind the computer.

So, with that being said I decided to choose 5 different questions that will give anyone who happens to read this some insight on this author.

Who is Jennifer Morgan?  I'm a 35 year single gal from the great state of North Carolina.  I've only lived outside of the state once and that was for a brief time in Salisbury, MD (which I loved and still miss some of the wonderful friends I made there).  I'm a girl that uses words and phrases like "y'all, bless your heart, and come on in and sit a spell."   I love sweet tea and think my momma and daddy were the best people that I have ever known in my entire life.  I work as a National Account Manager for a seed company.  I have an older sister who also blogs  I have 2-11 year old poodles  (Simone & Serena) which you will hear a lot about and a 13 year old kitty named Savannah.  I just bought and moved into my new house about 8 weeks ago and my incredibly OCD nature is causing me much heartburn and stress because I still don't have anything on my walls--bare walls drive me crazy.  Taking down my Christmas decorations this week is going to be even more painful because that really is all the decorations I had going on in my house.  I like to think of myself as shabby chic but my house is tending to be more modern at this very moment.  I am addicted to buying homemade goods on Etsy and feel completely inadequate everytime I look at Pinterest as I have a million things pinned and tend to actually do, make, bake, plan very few of them.  I'm a spelling nut and spelling errors drive me absolutely nuts (especially when it is something I overlook).

Why the Blog Name?  Honestly, I'm still working on this.  I've been writing down names I like for weeks now and decided to go with Much Ado About Jenny.  I even googled, "What does Much Ado About Nothing" mean (other than it being one of my many loved movies with Gary Sinise) and here's what it said "much ado"= a lot of fuss, a lot of bother and "about nothing"=well, no brainer here, it means about nothing.  So, in even simpler terms, it means "a lot of bother about nothing".  I'm not intending to solve the world's problems here, I'm just looking for an outlet to express things I'm thinking about so that one day I can go back and say, "wow, that crazy how far I've come" or "I can't even believe I thought that."  My closest friends and family call me Jenny so it all just came pretty naturally.

What do you plan on blogging about?  A whole bunch of nothing---no, in all seriousness, I'm hoping it won't be that boring.  I have a wonderful close group of friends who all have children that I absolutely adore and I love spending as much time with them as possible.  I love to cook so I may have some food days with recipes.  I adore having parties and planning anything.  I love shopping for just about anything (Homegoods and Hobby Lobby are two of my favorite stores).  I'm in the process of decorating my new home (thus the reason for the two favorite stores I just wrote about).  My quest for love---wow, that's a blog in itself and I can't wait to really get into this.  I'm also working my way back to a more healthy me--this is another blog in itself that we'll delve into more when I go into my New Year's resolutions.  So, based on everything that I just wrote about that's probably what you will be reading about here.

What are some your favorite blogs you read?  I have so many that I follow on a normal basis but here are some of my,,,,  Now that you have this list, I encourage you to scoot on over and read and follow all of these.  You will also know why I am terrified about writing this blog as I think all these women are fantastic--they are strong, funny, witty, sarcastic and uplifting and I'm not sure I can even possibly portray what I want to through this blog in such a fashion that will be interesting to others. 

Do you have any strange quirks?  This is weird and a little hard to explain in writing but it all started in 7th grade typing class.  We had to learn to type with a box over the keyboard so we wouldn't look at the keys.  From this point on, for some reason, I am constantly typing all the words I say or think in my head.  I know, it's strange, but it is one of those quirky things about me that I haven't told anyone.

Anywhoodle, I am super excited about the start of this adventure.  I'm hoping to really be able to be open and honest with the blogging community as it really is so refreshing reading the comments from some of the blogs I follow with ladies encouraging one another and lifting them up in whatever is going on in their life. 

Until Next Time, Much Love...


Stephanie said...

Yay! Great first post! Can't wait to see what you blog about!

Jordan @ All The Small Things said...

Ummm confession: I type things out in my head ALL THE TIME. I have ever since I was little, and I first started learning to type. I practiced typing for HOURS, since I wanted to beat my brother at the typing game, and then I got really good, and ever since then, I've been typing merrily away in my head like all the time. So not too weird at all! Or maybe it is weird, but least you're not alone. :) Also, Welcome to the blog world!! You're gonna love it. :)