They say you can't go home again or teach an old dog new tricks, but that is exactly what I'm hoping to do here. I've been floating around the blogging world in one form or another since 2001. During the last 16 (how is that even possible???) years I've moved through many phases in my life and just as many blogs in which I wrote about those phases. Some were fairly popular, some not so much, but each had a loyal group of followers. That all changed somewhere within the last 5 years and I've been struggling to find my voice at this point in my life.
I've tried to write serious Christian posts and sometimes found success, but mostly it was a struggle to consistently write something. I took that as a sign it was not meant to be as any time I've ever written Christian posts in the past they flowed easily from God-given inspiration and God provided the readers. The posts I was cranking out lately were simply not being read. If I am going to give voice to Christian thoughts, I want them to be God-given, not my own ideas.
Journal-type posts found their way onto the blog...ramblings about daily life with little substance. My heart just wasn't in those and lack of hits (not that I do this for hits) told the sad story that they weren't resonating with anyone else, either.
Finally, I've fallen into the trap of participating in memes or surveys. They are fun and a good way to meet people online, but they can quickly become a crutch and replace anything of real value.
Truth be told I was very seriously thinking of pulling the plug once and for all on blogging when I was struck, out of the blue, with inspiration. My inner self seemed to be screaming, "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW!"
So, that is what I'm going to do. I'm going to write about my life, the things I enjoy, and share it with you, dear reader. We will talk of books, antiques, decorating, gardening, cooking, the places I go, the things I do, family, and faith. I am on a quest to learn to live in the moment and enjoy these empty nest years to the fullest and I want to invite to come along with me. I'm not sure exactly how things will take shape, but that's okay. This is a journey with no set destination.