Friday, July 20, 2012

A Way with Words

When I was in high school I was constantly being complimented because of my way with words. Not going to lie- I loved it. I was told that I explained things well, I was clear, I was funny, witty, etc. etc. etc. I am not sure if I really believe it but still, always nice to hear nice things. Well then I moved to Utah and I started to date this guy- and he was terrible with words- he was constantly stumbling around and answered questions that were three comments old and he just really didn't get it. It drove me nuts- I liked him enough that it wasn't an instant deal breaker but man oh man, I just didn't understand how someone could have such a hard time. Sometimes he would tell me that I was good with words, and me being the ever so gracious person that I am would think "well I should hope you think so." Needless to say, we didn't work out.
Then I met Jake. Jake is a man of few words. But when he speaks it is clear that he has thought about how and what to say and if he doesn't think that he can adequately explain what he is thinking, he just doesn't try. And I have noticed something- now that I have married him, people comment less and less on my talent with words... hmm.
The point of this is I love to blog. I love to share things with the people that care enough to click on over to my page. But I get so annoyed because I do not have the talent with words that some people do. For example, my sister Shelly. She does great. Her blog seems so articulate and like there is a point. My Aunt Cheri is constantly sharing these stories and recipes in the most beautiful ways. My friend Michelle has the cutest blog and updates everyone on her life and its wonderful. My cousin Eden has a beautiful blog with a wonderful mix of her incredible pictures and amazing tributes.
Point: I am jealous, therefore I do not blog much. Sorry, that is just how it is. Jake says I have this problem where I give up on things because I am not willing to get better at them. As he says, I am not willing to suck for a while first. I suppose that is true. But here is my goal- I am going to be willing to suck at blogging for a while and, hopefully, I will get better at it.

Wish me luck.


  1. Oh Emby, I just ramble. But thanks. And I like your blog. Just overkill it and then we will all feel satisfied.

  2. I love your blog,I love you and yours so please keep your delightful words coming.
    Love from G'maJan