This is my second day blogging. I know, huh. Thank you for bearing with me as I learn something new. I am a bit nervous, and totally committed to bringing this site a proficient level of Blogspeak.
I wanted to talk to you about my reasons for starting a blog. I am known as a “Resource Person”. My strength has always been finding solutions to problems and executing the solutions. Most of the time this has been successful, but there have been times the re-do, rethink and reengineer process has been necessary. So the first reason I am blogging is to share my experience with you.
When I retired I had a bucket list. My bucket was so heavy, because I made the mistake of always putting things off for that magical moment called RETIREMENT. I had a full plate, working, raising a family, and just getting through everyday the best I could. Take my advice, DO IT NOW, not down the road. If you have to break it down in baby steps that is OK. I loved the Nike ad that said “JUST DO IT”. Don’t let your perfectionism defeat you.
Finding and using Pinterest has been a blessing for me. This tool has helped me determine things I am interested in. Once I began, the ideas began to flow. I have new contacts and new sources of inspiration. As this blog matures I will add buttons for the things that interest me with links that will help get my readers to the areas they want to explore.
I realize as I write this that one of the things I am grateful for are the friendships I have made throughout my lifetime. These are my heartstrings, advisors, and sisters and brothers from another Mother. I want to honor and chronicle these friendships in what I call THE GARDEN of LIFE. In my minds eye I can see a Board that features pictures of their beautiful faces in flower frames. People come and go through through one’s life, these would be acquaintances. Friendships develop and those are the keepers. One thing that my friends have in common- honesty! Sometimes that would be brutal honesty. No superficial stuff here. These people celebrate my successes with my, crawl with me into my deepest despair, encourage me to expand my life, and love me right where I am. I don’t have to be next door to be their friend. I can be 2500 miles away, pick up the phone and instantly we are together. Usually the conversation picks up right where we left off. I pray that each and everyone of you has at least one person in your GARDEN OF LIFE.