Most of the time, my life appears downright delightful – even shiny at times.
Then I take a step back and a bigger picture emerges (or sneaks up on me), full of light and shadow…
And lurking in the corner of that chair is the ever-present desire in my heart.
(Allow me to zoom in, if you will.)
Beneath this still-life glimpse of my life (which is anything but still) is the undercurrent of my life. Hence, my “State Of The Blog” address. Harrumph, ahem.
Good morning, afternoon, or evening, ladies and gentlemen – wherever life may find you at the present moment.
This month, I celebrated a blogiversary (hoohah, one whole year!), as well as a birthday — no significant “milestones,” although at my age I consider being alive as significant and a milestone :) – plus, I came to a realization. I celebrate realizations, too!
I’ve never been happier in my whole entire, shiny, shadowy life than this past year. Yippee!
Between working, tending to the home fires (and The Man Of Few Words), playing piano for church and choir, cavorting with my musical buddies, taking a class, cooking, eating, blogging, photography, sleeping, yada yada, you know the routine — (and for those of you who accomplish such feats with young family members in tow, I express extreme admiration) — I finally feel like I’m doing “what I’m supposed to be doing with my time on this planet” — and I couldn’t be more delighted!
The trick, however, is fitting it all in.
Some days I feel a bit spread thin. Which is why I only blog about once a week. :)
I’m also writing a novel.
There, I’ve said it — out loud and in public.
In the ol’ there are only so many hours in a day game, I’ve been filling my time with words. Lots of them. And I’m loving it! But, I’ve also come to realize I’m human. (Another realization to celebrate, especially since it took me over half a century to figure it out… never mind.)
In the coming months, I’ll be devoting the majority of my “free time” (insert maniacal laughter here) to my literary pursuits. Ahem, pursuit. Writing.
But never fear — a little lunch will still be here!
If there’s one place I enjoy frequenting as often as the lake, it’s “blog world.” This community links me to you – your thoughts/ideas/recipes/adventures/lives — and I simply cannot do without you.
Yes, I will be spending untold hours on “writing”…
But YOU will always be a part of the picture.
This concludes my State of the Blog address. :)
Enjoying bright and beautiful friendships,