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Just Doing My Best: Why "Just Doing My Best?"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Why "Just Doing My Best?"

While I was at Blissdom '09, I met a friendly and helpful blogger named Reba. Her site, Ramblings by Reba is hosting a carnival asking how our blogs got their name. Her help was much needed and appreciated, so I wanted to make it a priority to participate.

As a semi-overachieving child, (don't jokes or bad stories start this way?) I was constantly concerned with grades, especially A's, and having the highest scores and fastest times in competitive events. I worked hard to attain the overall feeling that I had done well. Being an imperfect person, I often did not achieve my goals. Time after time, as persistently as a mantra, my dad would ask if I had done my best. Each time the question forced me to ask myself if there was anything else I could have done. Though I did not like the end result of not excelling, I had to admit that, "Yes, it was my best." This happened time and again.

When it came time for me to name my blog, the answer was obvious. In fact, I had the name before I created the blog. Just Doing My Best places a heavy emphasis on frugal homemaking but also includes tips and ideas to make our jobs easier and more enjoyable. Homemaking has it's own set of unique challenges and even within that small community, each family has a different set of circumstances. It is not uncommon for homemakers, or wives and moms in general, to feel "not good enough" because we can unintentionally compare ourselves to others who seem to have it all together. None of us are perfect but ideally, we are just doing our best and our best is all we have to offer.

If you would like to know the meaning of the name behind one of your favorites sites, perhaps you could invite them to participate at Ramblings by Reba. Be sure to check out her Blog Name carnival for some stories that are sure to be entertaining.

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Thanks for stopping by. That's a great name. I was a bit of an overachiever.
What an inspiring name - thanks for sharing!
I'm so glad you participated! I enjoyed reading your story. The title "seems" fairly self-explanatory (much like "Ramblings by Reba" does), but it's neat to hear the REAL deal.

Thanks for the kind words about Blissdom. I'm glad I was helpful. I definitely liked what I was able to give at Blissdom. It was the best part. :)
I agree, it is inspiring. I love your phrase: None of us are perfect but ideally, we are just doing our best and our best is all we have to offer. SO true!
Great name, great post!
I am so envious that you got to go to Blissdom. I hope to go next year!
Ok, friend. You are totally going to laugh at me, but that friendly and helpful blogger you met at Blissdom? We went to college together! I am so not kidding. See you soon!

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