It's been years in the making . . . this post right here. I've wondered what to blog about on my website and now, after all this hard thinking it comes to this. I'll journal about the experiences of now; the meanderings of my brain and this time in my life, my hangups, my triumphs and whatever the seems really important . . . or totally useless.
If you haven't already dozed off and clicked onto something else, let me explain further. I'm a 48-year-old woman with two grown children, one spouse, one stinky dog, and a business. I work part/time to supplement my growing business, and have FINALLY sort of figured out that balance.
I'm a personal historian by business trade which I state with irony since I haven't written my own memoir yet. Why? I guess it's the deal of the accountant who doesn't balance his own checkbook, or perhaps I'm waiting for the right approach.
For now, I'm more interested in doing the work for others. That isn't to say I can't spin a good yarn about my life here and there it just has not been written in a formal memoir. I'll get it done . . . later.
So at this point, I AM BLOGGER hear me peck. (thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Kelly of The Mother Load who writes about motherhood and that stage in her life. You've made me realize it is important to get it out there. Next step, aspire to your quality!)
Why write about me? It is apropos to what I do for others in assisting them to share their stories along with thoughts and feelings AND I think loads is written about being a young mother, an upwardly moving professional, and that sort of thing but little is written about finding and furthering yourself in middle-age.
How often will I post? What will I talk about? These are things to discover. For now I'll just commit to journal, inspired I think by the likes of Elder Storytelling . . . but without the polish.
photo: One we (my husband) took at a winery in South Africa in 2009. A trip for which we really threw caution to the wind financially and went to see our son while he was serving in the Peace Corps. Could be the last trip for awhile.