Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Miserable Middle School

Alternate title: My Guest Post Over at Lara's.

Lara at Overstuffed in the process of moving from Cedar City to Michigan (talk about a climate change!), and asked for a few friends to guest post while she's internetless, specifically about moves or big changes in their own lives.

First off, I was seriously flattered to be asked. Wow. Me? Cool! I tried not to be scared, because she's got quite a following.

And then I got to thinking about the topic, and a particular experience stood out for me. One of the biggest and hardest changes of my life was coming back from Finland after the three years my family had lived there. You'd think that coming HOME would have been easy, no? Well, not quite. I was thirteen, for starters.

I can't remember how I found Lara's blog, but it was part of my search for awesome LDS women bloggers, and when I clicked over to her blog the first time, I loved it on first sight. She was immediately added to my Google Reader and has stayed there. There are certain blogs I scroll through and might read (I subscribe to a LOT of blogs).

And then there are blogs I make SURE to read thoroughly and almost always, always comment on. Lara's is in the latter category.

We finally got to meet each other in person last month. How we never did before is a mystery to me, because we hung out with so many of the same people in high school.

Seriously . . . it's eerie, because we had so many mutual friends and had several common interests back then. We HAD to have been the same room several times and just never knew it. Her husband is even from my high school's graduating class.

Without further ado, here is my guest post today on her blog. I hope you enjoy it.

And I hope you return to her blog. It's a gem.


Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I love those eerie, strangely coincidental seeming situations. It's like it hits home that you're meant to know that person.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

how cool... I love meeting blog friends, especially ones that you love to read! It's like you always knew each other or something!

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely post, Annette. I'll be sure to check Lara's blog out and of course, I'll be reading your guest-post!

Amber Lynae said...

You are right her blog is great. And I loved your post over there. I hope her move is going well.

Cynthia said...

Cool! I'll go read your post.

I actually met Lara BEFORE blogging and we just reconnected coincidentally through blogs. I met her through a scrapbooking message board swap group. Small world. You're right- she is an awesome chick.

Heatherlyn said...

I enjoyed your guest post.

I'm struck by how much misery we create for ourselves by being afraid to open up and take the initiative. I know it's common because looking back, any misery I had was due to my own shyness.

I hope that if my kids ever have such a rough time that they will also be blessed with a soft place to land!

Sherrie said...

I am an avid reader of Lara's blog and she is a friend of mine who I met while I lived in Cedar City. I really enjoyed reading your guest post on her blog. I also love your books. I've only read a couple but I am looking forward to reading more. Thanks for a great post!


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