Showing posts with label About Me. Show all posts
Showing posts with label About Me. Show all posts

Doogie Howser MD

I was in a marketing seminar this afternoon and the presenter was trying to explain blogging to an older woman in the room. The presenter said, “Did you ever watch Doogie Howser?” The woman nodded. “Remember how he would type his thoughts at the end of every episode, writing his opinions and learnings from his life? Well, I would say Doogie was the first blogger.”

***This has nothing to do with the topic of this post, but I remember one episode of Doogie Howser when his girlfriend, Wanda, (no, I didn’t actually remember her name. I googled it. I had thought it was Winnie, but then realized that was the girlfriend in the Wonder Years…) had one of her parents die. And Doogie tried to console her and was like, “I know how you feel.” And Wanda screamed back, “No you don’t! How can you know how I feel?!! Your parents are still alive!” And I remember making a mental note that day never to say Iknowhowyoufeel to someone when I don’t really knowhowtheyfeel.

Anyway, realizing that Doogie was the first blogger made me feel happy that I am in good company, and then sad that no theme music pops up every time I write a blog post.

Blogging is a funny thing. It is very narcissistic. And perhaps by just naming that fact, I can get over that fact. Because I struggle a lot with this question of ‘who really cares what I’m up to…’ Except that I know I have a very faithful and growing readership because my husband is techy and hooks me up to sites that graph this sort of thing. See?!! How narcissistic is that?!! Graphing my readership? Sick.

And yet, I LOVE BLOGGING. I honestly am trying to get all of my friends and family to blog. Because I think it’s so fun and I love reading other people's blogs. Donald Miller is one of my favorite writers and he recently wrote on his blog that writing a book is basically him saying, “Hey world, I exist, and I want to you to see that I exist.” (I use those quotes loosely…it was something along those lines…) He was just pointing out this very human need we all share, even though it does seem quite self-centered. So I guess blogging sort of is self-centered. And yet, because of my blog I feel so amazingly connected to friends of days gone by and new friends that I only know through their blogs. For me, that feels more relationship-centered.

Not really sure what I’m actually trying to say, except, blog readers, thanks for reading. I know this blog is Becca-centered, and maybe I’m just trying to apologize for that. But I love this blog and actually just think that if blogging was healthy and therapeutic for The World’s Youngest Television Doctor, then maybe I can just get over the stigma attached to blogging and channel my inner Doogie.

Insert Doogie theme music here: do do do do dodo. Do do do do dodo. Do dodo. Do dodo. Dododododo.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

rory and becca

Rory just took the StrengthsFinder inventory and took a screen capture of this question (which is impressive to me because it is a timed test and displays really quick thinking on his part). He saved it and later told me, “Hey look. They made a questions with you and me as the continuum.&

Rory’s top strengths are: Strategic and Achiever

My top strengths are: Positivity and Communicator

I’d say Gallup has got us pretty well figured out.

About Me:

Rory and I have been married for four years and about a year ago moved to Nebraska where I was called to work at Carol Joy Holling Camp in the programming department. I love all the creativity this job demands. I get to work with all ages of people, but mainly 70 college age staff in the summertime. It is a beautiful camp with lots of good things happening.

Three years ago I was still in school at the seminary and I worked at a senior home in Minneapolis. Strangely, seminary had taken the life out of my faith and I was feeling very weary and defeated. But God led me through a very sweet teaching period, revitalizing my belief by the honest faith stories from the kind residents in this senior home. Hearing these stories convicted my own beliefs in Jesus, and I now feel a deep call on a broader level to make sure that these faith stories are recorded, written down and communicated for their own grandkids.

Other than that, I get really excited about all things crafty, I love kids, love the outdoors and love fresh cut french fries with malt vinegar, salt and ketchup.