Somehow September was almost over when I realized that I had missed August. Okay, I didn’t actually miss August, but I forgot to select a comment of the month. By the time I found the words of wisdom that I couldn’t have said better, I was embarrassed by how long it took me to acknowledge the reader who wrote them. So, what did I do? Did I belatedly compose a post honoring her? Nope. I quietly added her words to the featured page and didn’t even Tweet a thank you.
And now it’s the beginning of October. I decided to be on top of things, pick the September comment of the month early, and get the post acknowledging my pick published sooner rather than later. And absolutely sooner rather than never.
Then I realized this is my blog and I make the rules. Nothing is stopping me from acknowledging TWO lovely readers for their responses.
The night before Philip started kindergarten, I freaked out. I was a nervous wreck. So I wrote about my fears and worries. Kristin Wald, blogger at that unique* weblog and fellow mother, calmed me with her response to “We did not attend the preschool open house”
See what I mean? This is why I picked her words as my August Comment of the Month. Sorry for the late recognition, Kristin. You all can make me look better by stopping by her blog. I recommend her “Glad I Saw It” series. I’ve been meaning to steal the idea from her and use it on my blog.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge the blogging that Kristin does about social issues. She writes as a passionate supporter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and is currently part of the #PurplePurseTeam, a group raising awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence.
Today, I got my formal rejection letter from a department I interviewed with last month. I had already known I wasn’t chosen when human resources sent me a form letter. This recent letter wasn’t as painful as the first once had been, the one that prompted me to write “nothing to lose.”
A former coworker and dear friend of mine, Kathleen, read the post and had this to say: