Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Many say the hardest part of writing a story is the beginning.
So many influences shape our lives.

There are so many thoughts swirling around my mind and heart, it difficult to choose where to start. Maybe I’ll start at the center of my life - home, and work out from there, to my other interests and hobbies and travels.

All of you in the blogging community have been a real inspiration to me. My first photo blog, http://yadkinvalleyhome.wordpress.com/ was a starting point to express myself sharing photos of our recent travels. Now, maybe I’ll be brave enough to write about the thoughts in my heart. In the beginning, joining an online community was really trying to find a safe place for my mind to land. I get obsessed with things too easily and can’t seem to let them go. So, for distraction sake, I joined Facebook. It’s a great place to connect with friends, but not such a great creative outlet.

That’s when my photoblog became a place to test the waters. In a few short months, I’ve met several other bloggers and have lots of regular traffic. One of the fun parts is finding out all the countries my fellow bloggers come from. How amazing to be reaching around the whole world. It’s so inspiring to see their point of view on their surroundings, and to get glimpses into their lives, and to see their children.

My last entry showed some of my backyard and a farm nearby. We have been working feverishly for a couple of weeks to get ready for a party for my son’s high school graduation. My husband started adding on a dinning room and screen porch about a year ago, and is finally finishing up. I can’t wait to grill out on the deck and have supper in the screen porch while listening to the birds at sunset. Hopefully I’ll have some photos of the finished product very soon.


joyce said...

I agree with starting out from the centre of your life and working outwards. When I blog I think of an artistic journal (which I intend to make a hard copy of). Its for me, I welcome others and enjoy visitng others, but it describes my life, from the inside out. That would actually be a good title for a blog "from the inside out"!
I look forward to getting to know you and thank- you for stopping by.

JFKlaver said...

If you're starting from the center of your life and working outward, you're already way ahead of the "game." Most are still searching for that center.

Great start on the add-on. It's going to be fun grilling on that deck and dining in the screened porch. Birdsong and the smell of freshly cut grass takes me back to my childhood. I hope you enjoy.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Enjoy your new space to be creative! And open up your bottle of Red Guitar - Salud!

Anonymous said...

i started facebook with that intention. but i didnt really like it and have not been back for months now. it doesnt give me that sense of sincerity that i feel in the blogging community.

Sankt Ingen said...

Its about the above 'Heavenly' blog. Reading you is as refreshing as your tastes.