Happy 2018! I have missed you and while it wasn’t my intention to be away from here for quite so long, I needed the break for some introspection, and to explore how this blog can evolve while still giving a nod to its original spirit. What I have discovered is that I want this to be a more interactive site; a community space for us all. What I hear often from conversations that I have with friends is that many of us still don’t know exactly what we are supposed to be doing in this world. While we have had (and still have for some) successful jobs, raised confident and successful kids, and have overall “good lives”, we still feel like we are searching for passion and purpose. And even once we find what we love and want to pursue, it can be a bit overwhelming! What if we all started sharing our struggles and successes in this endeavor? This blog can be a place where we share ideas, projects, events and all things that help us to find our purpose and path and then continue forward with it. What I truly believe is that if we know who we are and what lights a fire under us, we can change our own world and the world around us.
One of the changes I have made is to add a “readers contribute” page. You will notice it at the top of the website. If you have anything you want to share, here is the space to do it. It can be artwork, a recipe, an essay, or something educational. My only request is that it not be political or antagonistic in nature. There is a tab now for a contact sheet for you to send your work. Also, if there is anyone out there who would like to have a weekly column on a specific topic please let me know. We can have more than one weekly column so don’t be shy. I think of friends I know who have an interest in cooking, wildlife and gardening just to mention a few. Perhaps you would be willing to share your knowledge, resources, struggles and successes with us! Since I know that many of you are also voracious readers, if you would like to review a book we will also have a “Books We Like” page. Let us know what inspires and/or motivates you about what you are reading.
Let’s make this a great place to share ideas, resources and support. I am open to and welcome any ideas you would like to suggest as we grow this blog into a site we can all enjoy and contribute to. This is going to be our blog, not just my blog. I love the idea of collaboration and know we can all benefit from making this an interactive space. If you have friends you believe would enjoy this site, get them involved too!
So here we go! Don’t be shy! Now that we have some of the new infrastructure out of the way, it’s time to get to work and have some fun!
“If I cannot do great things I can do small things in a great way” Martin Luther King
From a man who was destined to do great things, a reminder to us that we can make
a difference one small thing at a time.