So here I am a week later – trying to figure out something interesting to add to my blog. I have been working with an online tutorial ‘what to write’, but have not gotten far enough into it to have made any concrete discoveries.
After finding a friend’s blog yesterday – who is documenting her ’40th’ year in images – 39nomore, and watching the movie Julie & Julia last night – I am inspired to think about my blog and why I am compelled to write as the mountain mermaid?
Interestingly – it is my 50th year, and originally I was determined to start this blog on my birthday. The beginning of my 50th year fell on the Karmic date of 09/09/09. As life would have it I didn’t begin then – life was quite hectic with my husband’s 50th birthday a few days later, and finishing up and moving into my new studio space – a major project in it of itself (sounds like a good excuse anyway)
But I did begin on a ‘9’ date – a quarter into my 50th year – 12/09/2009. I did not have a specific goal of making a picture each day documenting my year, or cooking 524 recipes in 365 days. I wanted to put my mermaid self out in the world – to in some way chronicle and share my everyday adventures. My self imposed goal was to post something each week…and I have been successful in doing so thus far.
I won’t babble on further for now, but will keep you posted on who the mountain mermaid is, and why she is compelled to chronicle her adventures with you. On March 9th I will be half way through my 50th year. Perhaps I will have some new insight by then, or maybe not.
In the meantime – please enjoy this lovely image of my backyard, and a few of my weeks journal missives.