I have always been a big believer in new beginnings. Anyone who has made the choice to leave a church, lifestyle or belief system behind knows that big changes can bring about new life. So, it would make sense then that I have also always loved New Years and the chance to make resolutions. Now, don’t get me wrong – I think if there are important changes in your life to make, you probably shouldn’t wait for January 1st to implement them, but there is something inspiring about a shiny, blank page full of opportunity.
This year one of my goals has been to make blogging more of a priority. Me and about 3.5 million other people probably! I haven’t committed to an every day post but I will certainly try to post at least once and hopefully a few times a week.
In reading some of the comments I get from readers, I am often reminded why I started this blog in the first place. There are so many of us out there – nice, good people who happen to also be atheists (or agnostics). We are often misunderstood and so many of us feel alone. We want to raise our children to be free thinkers who are capable of analyzing the information and the world around them using critical thought, compassion, context and creativity. We want their world to be a place full of excitement and adventure and awe at what lies before them naturally – without the need to invent crazy stories, or moral conundrums, or guilt or anti-scientific rhetoric. We value truth and humanity. We are atheist moms, and here at least, we are among friends. :)
Here’s to a wonderful 2011!