I have been struggling for the past 4 or 5 months about creating this blog. I’ve had so many friends and acquaintances encourage me to write and I’ve really gone back and forth with it. I’ve tried blogs in the past and found it hard to keep inspired, but I’ve never blogged about what I’m truly passionate about so maybe that is the key! Life and all aspects of it IS my passion. As a single adult women well into what historians would have called “spinsterhood” I am often used by friends who are parents of young adult women, as an example of how full your life can be if you learn to truly love being with yourself and you find something(s) to be passionate about. I am always flattered to hear that so many of my friends view me this way and I do want to be an encouragement to young ladies (and men) that life is there to be lived with or without a life partner.
So, I’ll start with a few ground rules, namely what this blog will be and what it will not be.
What this blog will NOT be: This will not be a blog glorifying singleness over “coupleness”. I believe that everyone has a purpose and every relationship has a purpose. It won’t be fluffed up to make it sound like I have an amazing life that everyone should envy (even though I have an amazing life that everyone should envy).
What this blog WILL be: This is a lifestyle blog that will cover everything from cooking to reading to social activities both alone and with friends and family. It will be about life – living and enjoying it and sharing it. And for those of you who can’t get enough about Oliver – he will make many, many appearances I am sure because he is a very important part of my life!
I am always open for suggestions as well – new things to try, new places to visit, new people to meet.
I will close this welcome post with a quote I read this morning on a friend’s Facebook page because it really does sum up my hopes for you in the coming year and is a great intro to what I hope this blog will be.
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman