I’ve been filling our posts with meaningless content for the past few weeks as I worked to move us over to WordPress.org. The move is finally done and we are running in our new “home”. It was a fairly easy transition for the most part though it did take some time to make happen.
Blogging is slightly different here, but I like it. I enjoy technical things and setting this up put all those things I’ve taught myself to use. I’m able to use more HTML to type here as well. Just overall the process as a whole has been an enjoyment.
I’ve been doing a lot of researching and growth as well, both for the blog and for myself. I’m finding my passion in writing again. I’ve realized somewhere along the way, in trying to be someone that someone else wanted, I lost myself. I lost the real me and it’s time to find her again.
I’m thankful that I have my husband beside me, who encourages me to be myself, just as I have done him through our life together. He’s truly a unique and amazing person and every day I see more of him shine. All he’s been through and overcome is an encouragement to me to do better and be better than I have been in my past.
I miss me. I walked through the store last week trying to find something for myself and I had the hardest time finding anything that I even wanted. I could find things I liked for my husband, or my mother and my children, even for my pets but I wasn’t able to find anything just for me. This really made me think about who I am and what I like.
I read. But I also have a ton of books, review books daily, and am a part of a dozen launch teams for new books, so this need is fulfilled thanks to being a reviewer. I read books before they even become available to most of you.
I have my blog. But this is a writing program and though I could spend tons to do it, I’m not going to, nor do I wish to put more into this blog than it is ready for. For now, this is just my place to shine online.
I like makeup. But I never do my makeup anymore. My husband likes me without it and with low energy I never feel up to it. I have a ton of makeup, perfume, hair accessories that I just never use so buying more would really be a waste.
I like costume jewelry. But I never wear it either. It sits in a box waiting but never sees the light of day. It’s just not practical as a Mom to wear.
Plants are not my thing. They die. I am not a gardener and anything I buy that has roots ends up given to my Mother so she can help it to live. Not really a gift for me at all.
I did find a wind chime that I liked and a strand of outdoor lights to light my porch at night as I sit out and enjoy the afternoons and night air. I am finding that I greatly enjoy time on my front porch in this house, watching the birds and the neighbors as I read. It’s peaceful and lovely, especially at this time of year.
What things have you learned about you recently? Are you discovering new things that you enjoy?
Until next time…