The idea for this blog came to me yesterday. Two factors have been converging in my life that have been nudging me towards wanting to create a new sharing space:
- I am recognizing many more small – but fun – things in my everyday life. Tiny little things that make me pause, perhaps blink, and then grin. Or chuckle. Or sometimes out-and-out guffaw (though that is still a pretty rare occurrence).
- The weather is starting to enter a “SAD” time of year; and while I would like things to be different, the fact is that I am pretty significantly influenced by the comings and goings of Mother Nature.
So yesterday, I started exploring possible communication themes I might want to string together, and possible names for a web space, and possible layouts and designs I might want to play with…
But I’m already kind of a busy gal. In addition to my family, and my (our) dog, and my friends, and my job, and my volunteer commitments, and my hobbies, and the two other blog spaces I try and maintain, there are still more things I’d like to do with what open time I am able to find. Snippets of minutes hidden in little cracks between commitments, small packages of openness discovered in a forgotten agenda slot or a canceled meeting…I so value them all. Do I really want to surrender more of these by taking on yet another writing venture?
So last night, I decided that now just wasn’t the right time to fire up another blog. Later, when the weather got really cold, or my teacher training program slowed down, or if my job gets boring, or when I wasn’t traveling so much… then, then I would maybe start up another blog. But not right now.
I went to bed, fell asleep, and pretty much put the idea for this space out of my head.
Until. Today, twelve o’clock. I’m sitting at the kitchen table, eating my lunch, reading a magazine article, minding my own business, when I look down at my bowl to scoop up my last bite of vegetable. And check out what I saw:
Please note, I did *not* manufacture this picture. I promise you, as I went to pierce my fork into this last straggler, I looked down – and once again encountered a situation where I paused, blinked, then smiled.
Clearly, “someone out there” wants me to get started with this little project. I mean, how much more obvious does the “message” need to be?
So okay, okay, I hear you. I get it. I understand. I’m starting.
Let the fun begin.