Welcome to my inaugural blog post. Bear with me as I try to figure this out. I have always wanted to blog – I feel like I have lots to say – the problem is that the posts I write in my mind – while in the shower, driving to work or in the middle of the night – never seem to translate onto an actual page.
So today, for whatever reason, I decided to sit down with my trusty ol laptop and get something down. I initially posted a two line message intending to come back later and write more, not realizing that somehow real people can see it. Then I got an email saying I had two likes! Two likes from actual human beings that are not related to me and/or married to me. 🙂 I have no earthly idea how they found me – technicalities are not my specialty – but they did. And all I can say is Thanks you two for the inspiration!
Well sir, that put the pressure on. If real people are going to have access to see this, then I better give them something worthwhile to read right? Initially, I figured I will start with my upcoming move from South Florida to Roanoke, VA. I am beyond excited to be on this path. I was born and raised in Chesapeake VA, which is in the eastern portion of the state near the coast. Roanoke is in the western part of the state, in the Blue Ridge mountains. I have been inspired by and drawn to the mountains my entire life. And I’m not talking about the Rockies – they never touched me the way the Appalachians do. There’s something about those green topped, misty hills that speak to my soul. And have since I was a little girl on camping trips with my dad. To be actually on the path of moving there soon is incredible.
It never ceases to amaze me how things in your life have a way of working out, if you let them. I wonder how many people have opportunities presented to them but choose to ignore them for whatever reason? I have always tried to live my life NOT being that kind of person. I have always tried to be open to forces conceivably beyond my control that put me in places I may not have intended to go, but somehow, when I end up there, realize it was exactly what I needed to get me exactly where I needed to be. I have never been content to settle – on a job, on a man, on a friend, on a life. I’m not about to start now.
So stay tuned. I really am going to try and make this happen. May not be every day, or even every other day, but I will try to get something down at least once a week. If you want to be a writer, you have to write. And if you want to write, write. It’s not gonna happen unless you sit down and make it happen. Here goes!