One year ago today I started this blog. For the first week or so I kept it private, wanting to make sure I really could write within a blog venue and also getting up my nerve to make it public. I still have to get up my nerve to some extent nearly every time I click "Publish now." Why would anyone really be interested in this? Have I said too much? Have I not said enough? Isn't this a bit on the boring side? This is hardly profound, you know. These are thoughts that go through my mind. Yet I've clicked the "Publish now" button 241 times and hopefully will continue to overcome the inner critic voices to post many more.
It's been a wonderful experience. Not only has it been more fun than I expected, but I've "met" so many great people. My sincere thanks to all of you who welcome this space onto your computer screen on a regular basis, to those of you who have left comments or written me kind and encouraging emails, and to those of you I'm now grateful to call friends.
Here is an excerpt from the very first post:
One of the deeper realities of life is that there is more to it than what we see on our to-do lists or the evening news. A significant part of moving through everyday life with joy and success is reminding ourselves of the abundant and amazing aspects of life, reminding ourselves of sources of strength, reminding ourselves of thoughts of a higher order. That's what I'd like to do in this blog. Remind you--and remind myself at the same time--of things we would do well to be reminded of.
I think this still reflects my intent for this space although some posts hit the mark better than others. If you'd like, you can read the rest of the first post here.
You're all invited back for posts 241+. Thank you again. :)
"...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart.”