My hope is to make this a place that will chronicle the steps I'm taking as an artist as well as the path I'm walking as an empty nester - you know, someone whose children have grown and left home.
I have always been someone who loves to hear other people's stories, and to be perfectly frank - I like to tell a good story too. I think the stories we share about ourselves and loved ones is so important, especially as we get older. So that's why I started my website and created a shop of cards with writing prompts on them. My desire was to create something that would inspire people to take a few minutes to write down and share a story with someone else.
My mom was the one who taught us the importance of writing letters and to love history. She saved all the letters she had ever received, and had kept all the letters her parents had received for most of their lives. Now that she's gone and we're looking through all those vintage letters it is amazing. We've discovered things we never knew. For example, my grandmother came across the Kansas prairie as a child and her family was confronted by Native American Indians, I had an great uncle accused of being a horse thief and a long distant relative who was fatally injured in a Model A accident.
While trying to decide what to do here, how to combine everything I want share in this one space, I started reading a lot of books about blogging. In almost every book it would say if you want to blog then you should have a niche, and stay on topic.
But, you know what, I think life is a little more interesting when we stray off the topic a little and follow a new path once in a while because it gives us opportunities to see something different. We might stumble a little bit, trip over a few rocks, step in a pothole, and side step past a big pile of poo... but hopefully, if you stick around and walk along with me, we might just discover something new, find a surprise hidden away, and possibly share a few laughs together as we take the journey along this crooked trail.
As always, thanks for stopping by!