First time posting

Beginning To Blog

Social Worker /Grandchildren/Attachment/

Our family: TJ, Jenn, children: Caleb, Sienna, Jaidyn, and Kelsee. Fall 2015
Our family: TJ, Jenn, children: Caleb, Sienna, Jaidyn, and Kelsee. Fall 2015

Hi, my name is Carolyn. This is my first post and I am still feeling a bit apprehensive. I’ve had a few friends and past clients tell me I should start a blog. I wonder though, do I really have any information or thoughts others would like to know? I currently work as a clinical social worker with elderly, home bound veterans. I have also worked in hospice. However, most of my work has been with moms and young children working in the area of attachment and trauma. This work is my passion.

Lance and I a few years ago at a Christmas party.
Lance and I a few years ago at a Christmas party.

I have been with the same loveable, generous, goofy, sometimes picky (me too), sometimes irritating (me too), and usually supportive man for 35 years, my BFF. We have a wonderful son and daughter-in-law and 4 special grandchildren. You can tell with that information I am getting older. So, the name of this website “Life Is Grand With Granny”.

I also love to write. I have written a journal for about 45 years. My English professor tried to encourage me to change my major from social work to English, but I was too nervous. How would I be able to make a living writing. I thought I could be more helpful as a social worker. So I became a closet writer. Writing words for only my eyes to see. I’m hopeful writing this blog will help me become a better writer.

I am also technologically challenged. Wasn’t sure I would be able to figure it all out. After all, my phone is still a dumb phone. After researching and reading many other blogs, I thought “what the heck” I love reading and learning new things, so this will give me an opportunity to do both. It will also give me the chance to stimulate my brain (helps to prevent dementia, they say) and maybe meet some new friends along the way.

Trunk or Treat a few years ago. My favorite time of the year!!
Trunk or Treat a few years ago. My favorite time of the year!!

I am hoping to have this site be a place for me to record some reflections for my grandchildren. So they will know growing older can be rewarding and funny.  A place to share positive, encouraging, and humorous thoughts on the JOYS and FRUSTRATIONS of parenting, grand-parenting, and living a long life. If others find it helpful, it will be an added bonus. Once in a while I may write a more informational post on attachment, trauma, or grief and loss. After all, these are the experiences that make a life GRAND, isn’t it? It’s not about the destination, but the journey along the way.

Welcome, if you would like to leave a comment or question, please do so. I will attempt to reply within 48 hours.

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8 thoughts on “First time posting

  1. I’m so glad you’re doing this, and especially because it serves as a memoir, and a learning and teaching tool for yourself! I say that because I’ve experienced this with so many life lessons from others. You are a very beautiful human being and I’m proud to call you my friend! Continued success on this new venture.

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    1. Oh thank you Yoli, how in the heck did you find out I was doing this? I am still in the beginning phase of just creating the site and it is taking longer than I thought. LOL. But I am enjoying it. Thanks again for your kind words.

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  2. Good for you Carolyn. I liked your first post and am looking forward to more! (BTW your wonderful DIL is spreading the word on FB). Jody

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  3. Loved reading this ! Your English Professor was correct you really should be a writer …maybe after you blog for a while a novel could be around the corner.
    TJ and Jenn’s English friend (ps I live beside you now) 😊

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