Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Year, New Life

I actually created this account a few months ago, but am now just getting around to starting my BLOG. The hardest thing about it, was deciding on a title. How do you pick a title for your personal
thoughts and feelings? Especially when you are putting your personal thoughts out there for the
world to see. You want it to sound interesting, somewhat cool and hip. I spent some time browsing through the dictionary and thesaurus trying to come up with a name for my train of thought that I plan to express to friends as well as strangers in cyperspace.
I finally settled on 'Reflections of a Ramblin' Girl' seeing as how I feel like I've been ramblin'
around the country for almost half my life. I first considered something along the lines of 'Nomadic Musings' but that sounded a little harsh. So I will attempt to reflect on this crazy life of mine which has allowed me to live in 6 different states;I'm currently in house #7!
Every move is stressful but I always try to look forward to moving for the simple fact that I
get to decorate a new house! That's always fun, but this last move kicked my butt. Plan and simple, just did me in. Maybe the age has something to do with it. Maybe my daughter leaving the nest and going off to college had something to do with it. Maybe me going to work at a 'real job' after being a stay-at-home mom for 18 years had something to do with it. Maybe downsizing and having to try and fit all my art supplies (which is a pretty vast collection) into a smaller space had something to do with it. Plus, after going to work I couldn't quite find the time to do any art!
Starting this blog, getting an etsy account to sell my artwork and quitting my 'real job' are
all part of my new life for this new year. The plan is simple. Make art, sell art, write down
your observations on life or art or whatever it is that I need to get out of my head and down
in words. All of these things are already helping me get back to my "happy place". This move
hasn't really been all that bad now that I think about it!

2 comments:

Outstanding Stranger said...

Welcome to the land of Blog! I think I have you as a friend at flickr. I will have to check also I will check out your etsy shop too. It sounds like this year will be a good one for you with alot of new beginnings.. Hugs, Diane

Cathy Mendola aka pinkbirdgirl said...

Hi Diane-Yes we're flickr friends already.
I will check your blog as well. THanks for the
welcome! I do hope this will be a good year-not
just for me but for everyone: )