Glad you stopped by!
So this is something new for me. I am letting go of the “need” to have a popular blog and simply doing this because I like doing it. I am writing what I feel like writing. How brazen is that?
I have read and read all the stuff about how “bad” this kind of blogging is but it’s the sort of casual blogging I have been doing for years and so in this case I guess I am stuck in my comfort zone.
I find it very freeing to not have an agenda. A should do, must do and don’t forget to do kind of thing. I suppose there is still a squeaking desire to be wildly popular somewhere in the scrunched down depths of me but I’m not encouraging it.
I do have a newsletter if you would like to join it – BUT – I am only going to send it out once a month.
Click here if you want to follow the daily blog . I’m doing this on a Monday through Friday basis so be warned! If your email box is bloated, burping and grumpy you might not want to do that. Just saying. Though of course it’s pretty darn easy to unsubscribe with the link at the bottom of each post.
I love learning new things and I often share what every shiny object or fluttering butterfly grabs my fancy. I absolutely love Pinterest – and you can catch up with me there as well.
Trying to get into Facebook – but I have the world’s slowest learning curve on this.
About me on a personal note. I come from a large family. My mom was Protestant and my dad Catholic. When it came to “kids” the Catholic side won out and I have seven brothers and three sisters. Three of my brothers and one sister have moved to Heavenly Acres but still very much a part of our thoughts and love. The rest of us are very close and we get together whenever we can.
After I left high school I joined the Navy for four years (got into a bit of trouble but honorably discharged), followed by a bit of Naval Reserve time. A year or two after I was out the first death in my immediate family occurred with my older brother Mike dying from a seizure. I went into a tailspin after that and decided I needed to be more heavenly minded.
So I became a contemplative nun.
This lasted about 28 years when I started feeling trapped and enclosed (we lived cloistered inside a block wide monastery) and after about 8 months of counseling at Guest House (Residential Catholic addiction treatment center) I made the decision to leave. (I was not addicted to drugs or alcohol but I had problems!) In 2011 I was dispensed from my vows.
I married my best friend Jon in 2017 and together we have grand-kids (his but I’m claiming them), two dogs and a cat. We live in Vancouver, Washington.
I am still caught up in loving God, life and people but not in such a structured, hour by hour monastic way. Life enfolds new every moment and that’s my agenda – to be open to it.
My latest BIG job is to finish my memoir and publish it!
Love to hear from you any time – email me or drop me a text (360) 949-0829