Slight Turbulence

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it on. From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'verse, that's my motto. Or at least it would be, if I start having a motto.


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Title and Tag Line

I selected the blog name Slight Turbulence when I decide to move from iWeb to WordPress. Apple was discontinuing it’s service and I loved using iWeb and all the features. The kids even had their own site named iBartolome Web Show.

I had already been blogging for about two years after completing the “post everyday for a year” challenge I came across. I started off thinking my blogging would be a public journal of sorts; an expansion of thoughts I posted on Twitter. This was before Twitpix and Instagram and around the time Facebook was swarmed with everyone in the entire world!

I had finished re-watching Firefly and finally gotten to watch the Serenity movie so pulling a phrase or quote from the series seemed like a great idea. It describes how I like to portray my life. As if everything is going along pretty well with just a few occasions of slight turbulence. Of course really, it could all explode!

The key is to remain calm, as if we were just having a regular day. Shrug off the negative, focus on the positive, accept the definition of interesting as “Oh God, oh God, we’re going to die” and make the most of it because really, life wouldn’t be living if their weren’t any turbulence.

Today’s assignment for Blogging 101 was to “Edit your title and tagline.”

I’m keeping my title. I did edit the tagline.

It does occur to me that my explanation of the title and the title itself may lead readers to expect crazy, disastrous stories from my life. That will happen some of the time. I think of it this way: Remember when we had land lines? Phones without caller ID? If you had called me early in the morning. Not dead in the middle of the night, but around the time I should probably be up and about getting ready to be productive. Of course I’m not awake, however, if you phoned, I answered. I answered with the most perky, wide awake voice I could muster. I also claimed I was awake already. Yup, that’s what this blog has been. Even with the title, I have shared pretty much the good stuff. Perhaps I will share more of the turbulent now that I have revisited my title. I can already think of a few topics:

  • KidC’s college aspirations and how we will pay for it
  • My job position ending in June
  • Communication issues between the DH and me
  • The relationship I don’t have with my sister
  • Home repairs that cost a fortune
Gracious, my life is full of turbulence. Maybe Serenity would be a better title!
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Revisiting the Reason

I’d like to be more focused and identify the “voice” of my blog and decided to sign up Blogging 101 offered by Word Press. The first “assignment” of the year is to share “Who I am and why I’m here” as well as “What are you about and why should people read your blog?”

My name is Christina.

I am a wife, mom, daughter.
I am a teacher, administrator, volunteer.

I procrastinate, plan, dream.
I direct, correct, clean.

I blog to share my thoughts and observations beyond the quick status updates and tweets and pictures.

I blog to document my life and use the public forum to improve my writing skill because a personal journal would have terrible spelling, incredibly long sentences, and isolate my feelings when really, sharing with the world is something of a legacy. (Yeah, I’m full of myself!)

My writing is pretty G-rated. Everything I write I’d be fine with my children reading. I’d be fine with my employer reading. I strive to be upbeat. I strive to not judge or create controversy. I do strive to encourage introspection and reflection.

I struggle with commenting on current issues and ultimately ask myself how my writing would help or add positivity to the discussion. That often leads me to not write about something as this platform is not conducive to a fair, empathetic discussion about polarizing topics. If you know me, you should know where I stand on issues and what I believe. If you want to know, just ask. Be prepared for a sincere answer that may contradict popular opinion. Be prepared that it will not change the way I strive to have mutual respect for everyone.

I would love for more people to comment on my thoughts. I would love for more people to read my blog! I will consider this blog a success when I make it other someone else’s Blogroll because they believe their own readers would enjoy reading my blog.

I work very hard to keep an even keel going in my life – with my marriage, my family, my job. That is never, ever what really happens. Slight Turbulence is the name of my blog because first I LOVE Firefly and most things Sci/Fi and second because the slight turbulence in my life could at any moment explode — it is with humor, love and support of family and friends, and my moral compass guided by the Bible and my relationship with God, the ship sails on!