When I was in college, my parents came to visit me one weekend and took me out to lunch. It was a normal lunch, like any other, until about half-way through when my parents both looked at me with serious faces and told me that they had an announcement. I stared at them, quizzically, thinking what in the world this could be about when my mom blurted out, “we’re expecting another child.”
My brain started circling in a million directions, mostly consisting of the following.
1. I knew my parents had me at a young age and all, but how was that physically possible?
3. Are they going to stop paying for my college tuition so they can afford this new child?
6. Will I have to quit school to help babysit this child?
7. Will this child think of me as a mother since *ahem* I was technically of age to have *it*?
This was around the time when my mom piped up again…
I don’t even remember anymore what my parents actual announcement entailed, but I can assure you it was nothing of the grandeur, confusion or craziness of hearing “we’re expecting another child.”. At this point, you yourself are probably wondering *WTF* am I talking about.
Let me explain that this was my round-about way of telling you what it felt like to announce my blog redesign the other day. In some ways, I felt like I was screaming from the rooftops something so *BIG,* but when the message boiled down, it really had no effect on you.
In reality, this isn’t exactly true. Because what I wasn’t explaining is that, along with the redesign, my site is now self-hosted, which is a big fancy word to say that I’m a grown-up blogger now. With a self-hosted site, I now have much more freedom to do cool things like host link-ups, official giveaways and some other really exciting and possibly nerdy things. This all boils down to actually being a *BIG* deal. ;)
So, in lieu of that, I’m hosting a link-up party on Thursday February 13th so I can celebrate being grown-up. I’ll be sharing a story about the first time I felt like a grown-up and I want to hear all of yours too! Come back and link-up your story on the 13th!
*Will you be joining me?