So, not only did the first week of September see the unofficial end of summer, Mr. Social Media’s birthday, the first day of school, the continuation of on-going bathroom(s) renovation(s) , and a trip to the emergency room, it also marked my sixth month as a blogging machine. For six months now I’ve been banging on about gardening, crafts, road trips, my kids, cleaning, cooking, photography. . . what have I missed?
What is it that you come here for?
I actually hadn’t even realized that I had hit that milestone until yesterday while I was working on this little project. I was feeling in a creative mood (for a change) and grabbed some rescued-junk-wood as I came through the garage. I plunked it down in the middle of the kitchen counter and started thinking about what I could do with it. This particular piece of junk-wood came to me by way of Mr. Social Media snagging it out of someone’s garbage and bringing it home to me. I love that guy.
So as I was tearing up my road Atlas (i needed a new one anyway) I started thinking about all of the places breida with a b. has taken me during the last six months. And then I started thinking about how I’ve “met” so many new people in parts of the country that I’ve never even been to. There are some other bigger bloggers all over the country who have been incredibly helpful and supportive. And then I started thinking about all of the places that I’m connected to by friends that I mostly interact with on the internet. One of my friends just moved her self and her three girls to ALASKA! One of my friends is planning a trip to Hawaii. One of my friends just moved to VEGAS, BABY! (and our interaction probably won’t change a bit). And so on, and such like. And that’s how I decided which pages to rip out and tear up and glue down, etc.
The quote I included because it might, at times, seem like the interactions we have online are limited. Too much interaction with the computer makes for isolation, right? Well, a lot of what’s going on in my life is happening because I started this blog. It’s actually pretty expansive. It’s been a game changer. And I’m striving to be as present as possible. Even in those places where I’m not present at all.
wherever you go – go with your heart
Now I’m looking forward to the next six months of this adventure. The other day I wrote about the challenge of this, my first summer (at home with the kids) as a blogger. Well, now I’m trying to plan ahead for the challenge of the Holidays. It is, of course, a very busy time of year, what with all the stuff and things one has to do. . . as well as actually trying to enjoy oneself. This year, I’ll be doing all of that and blogging about it, too. I need a serious plan. Seriously.
Are you a blogger? Or a blog reader? Where has blogging taken you?
The materials for this project were pretty simple. Scrap wood. This thing used to be a table top. An Atlas. This was a terrible Atlas. I’ve been wanting a new one for a long time. Mod Podge and a paint brush. I started with satin finish (which i thought was a hair too shiny) and then switched to matte finish and saw no difference at all. A collection of cancelled postage stamps. My kids brought these home from school a couple of years ago. i also used this great striped burlap webbing as well as various pretty scraps of paper and rubber alphabet stamps.
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