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Make it Worth It

I am reading a GREAT book right now, written by Ann-Elizabeth Shapera, called “Easy Street.”  Even though it is a guide for actors, I have found it very inspirational for everyday life.  I am an aspiring author, and hope to one day have my own book. But until that day,  people like Ann-Elizabeth inspire me to look down  inside myself and decide on what I really want out  of life.  So today I thought I would spread the love and inspiration for you all, touching on the blog itself- enjoy!

I want to make this blog worth it for so many reasons.  Everybody out there these days has one,  so I knew from the start that I wanted mine to be something special.  Having a passion helps, and if you haven’t guessed it by now,  one of mine is Disney.  (The others being Renaissance Faires and singing).   My awesome hubby had the idea to start it for our relocation, but we never dreamed of where it would take us. It started as a family blog, but I mainly write and maintain it.  The more popular it got, the more nervous I got with the kids in the spotlight. Craig has a very busy and demanding job, so he isn’t able to participate as much as he would like either. So it is now officially my baby- and for the most part, it always has been.

I love to write. I love to feel  the buttons underneath my fingers as all of my thoughts just appear on the screen.  I love the fact that a blog can be all yours,  to say what’s on your mind about anything. The catch?  Putting your thoughts out there for the world to see is called one thing and one thing only… vulnerability.  Ever wonder what it was like to stand naked in front of a crowd?  Start a blog and find out.

I found out that pressures come with the gig. If you have a strong view on something, you may offend others- so for the most part, you have to sit on it.  I have had the best intentions to spread the positivity, and yet some way, somehow, I have upset someone. So, you get thicker skin.  It’s my belief, it’s my faith, and if you know that, then how are you upset by what I have to say? Seriously, it makes no sense.  People need to remember, that in the end  it is mine, and you are the one choosing to read it.

Everyone has an opinion, so this is WHY I want to make it worth it. MY blog, MY opinion.  I want to make a difference in someone’s life, whether I gave them hope, gave them strength, or just gave them a smile when they needed it most.  I don’t want my blog to be something only on a screen, but a living and breathing entity to bring people together.  I don’t care if you think it’s mushy or lame, I wanted to make friends through this.  I wanted to be able to meet with people, hear how I can help them, and somehow make it alright for us all to enjoy not only Disney, but LIFE.  It isn’t about my reputation, it’s about my character. I want people to hear my name and say “Amy is so kind, she is so helpful.” If they aren’t, then I’m not reaching people, or they are just unhappy people and aren’t worth it to begin with.

I am not expecting my blog to change the world, but if it helps anyone, I am thankful for the gift of writing that God has given me. I talk like I write and write like I talk- I am the genuine article.  I am not looking to be everyone’s friend, but friendly to everyone.  I once read a quote that said something about living your life so well that if someone bad talked to you, nobody would believe it. Powerful stuff. I am not perfect, but I strive to live my life, through the help of the blog, as Christ would want me too.

I want all of it to be worth it, so that in end, I will be remembered as someone who tried to make others happy and was a great friend to many.  Hits are great, fame can be fun, but nothing will be more rewarding than God saying ”Well done, Amy, well done.”  It must be worth it folks, it HAS to be.

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Going from “What If? to “Why Not” is my life motto and I work hard at living that every day. I share everything from moving to Florida to live near Disney World to road trips across the States. I love the cool, quirky, and crazy stuff that I can find on my Adventures, and every dollar you donate helps support my efforts and hard work. Thank you to ALL who support me!



  1. Bravo Mrs Petermann! You and your blog are amazing! You are the real deal and it doesn’t get any better than that! Love you!


  2. Thanks for writing this. I started a blog when I was going through a somewhat rare medical procedure so I really put a lot of myself out there. I didn’t have near the audience you do but you’re right about the feeling naked part. I haven’t updated it in a while because of that but I’d like it to still be a help to others in my situation. Know today that your blog was “worth it” for me.


  3. You have helped a lot of people with this blog and I truly admire your willingness to put yourself out there. My biggest fear when I move down to Florida is meeting new people and making new friends. I hope one day that I will meet you and some of the wonderful people that write on your facebook pages and make great friends


  4. Well said, Amy. You are the real deal. That is why I love your blog and following you on FB and Twitter. That is why I adored Carl and Ellie before I ever met Amy and why I some day hope to meet you in person. Thanks for giving me a smile and a happy tear.


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