Monday, January 01, 2007

My Blog

Over the years, my blog has had a variety of domain names and titles. I have been settled here at Knowing the Difference since 2009 with no intentions of going anywhere else.

If you've ever racked your brain to find a blog title/domain name, you know how troublesome the task can be to come up with something both meaningful and available. When going through that process myself, I wanted to pull something from my every day life. While attending college, I had a nun for a French professor who over time became one of my greatest mentors. She often quoted the Serenity Prayer, which I adopted as one of my own personal mantras. Over the years its brought me comfort and encouraged me to examine my life along the way.


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

The last line "...and the wisdom to know the difference" is absolutely beautiful. Knowing the difference is something I struggle with on a daily basis -- knowing what I can change and what I cannot change, knowing what I should do and what I shouldn't do, knowing what is best for me and what is best for someone else, knowing when to keep going and when I should stop. I really think that its a life long process. My answers aren't going to be the same as yours, nor should they be. Knowing the difference is something we all have to figure out for ourselves as we all go about our own individual journey. It seemed like a truly fitting title for my little space here in the online world.

This blog is basically a compilation (sometimes an entirely random one) of my life both past (favorite childhood memories) and present. I've been known to discuss what I want from life and what I believe in. I've also been know to use metaphors like the river, stars, and flowers to describe my life story.  I also occasionally showcase my dog, dressed up in some ridiculous accessory, just because its fun.

So whether you are a long time reader or a new reader, thank you for stopping by!