You wanna know something? I was thinking today how funny life can be. You think you are making your way down your own little path in life until you begin reflecting back. So today I was kinda doing some thinking on where I was about a year and a half ago. Job lost, no immediate prospects in the horizon. Found a little lump in my breast. Panic. It all felt like I really wasn't in control of anything at all, but rather I was being led along by things beyond my control. It was in the stir of all this chaos that the little idea to start a blog popped in my head. I needed an outlet, a diversion, something to focus on, journal, chronicle the days and feelings and thoughts that were running thru my head.
So I began a blog. Taught myself alot of things, most of all patience and trust the process. You know what I mean? It was quite a feat to gather those first thoughts, post and send them out into the unknown. And wait. Would anyone read those words, would anyone respond and want to be "blog friends?" I still remember how I felt when I got my first several responses to my posts. Excitement, and then what next?
I learned alot from that first year of blogging. I remember sending a message to Edie, and getting the kindest words back from her almost immediately saying, "don't worry, you will figure it all out. It is a little tricky at first but I believe you will be good at this." Kind words can take you so far..........♥
These last two years have been incredible. I have met great souls thru this community, started my own project, had a few little features here and there and all in all I am chronicling my daily life in a photo. I have grown a little, developed my eye a little, learned my way around photoshop a tiny bit. Most of all I have realized we all have a story to tell. That lump turned out to be nothing serious, I became gainfully employed again, my daughter is doing well with her new pump for her diabetes and I think I am learning to embrace my first month of being "50."
By the way, this was the message from my tea bag this morning. Speaking of serendipity.......
I would love to hear your story. Leave me a message so I can learn yours.
Happy Tuesday my friends.
Trust the process ♥
Kim Klassen textures "Serendipity, Not Too Shabby, and Sweettart" used in PSE.