Hello and thanks for stopping by on this, my third blog-aversary.
My mountain mermaid story began one day when I was out hiking along the trails in my backyard (just like in the pic above). I affectionately call the trails around Salida ‘my backyard’. I was innocently meandering along when a voice inside me piped up and said,
“You’re the mountain mermaid.”
“Huh,” I thought.
As I continued my wander and mused about this, it felt just right for me. I decided right then, that, yes—I was the mountain mermaid. Or one of many…I know there are others of you out there who can call themselves a mountain mermaid. By the way, I get most of my wild ideas out on the trails — well I guess that is why I’m the mountain mermaid…
…a mountain girl and creative spirit who loves the water. I love to explore, and when I’m out and about in my back yard (and also further afield) it feels like I’m swimming along. Some of the trails are even old river beds, ancient seas. I’m a powder hound, too – skiing through fresh, light snow (known as powder in my neck of the woods) is a favorite winter play time! And I live by the Arkansas River – I must visit and listen to her each day. In the summer when the flow subsides I love to swim in it, too. The mountain part – I’m surrounded by mountains, and really have been during the many years I have called Colorado home.
This fateful hike took place about 3 1/2 years ago, and it was three years ago today that I found the courage to begin sharing my journey as the mountain mermaid. During these three years my commitment to sharing has ebbed & flowed like the river. Along the journey I continue to find my voice as the mountain mermaid, and hope that I provide inspiration to other mountain mermaids along the way.
Today, I feel more excited than ever to continue sharing my creative living journey as the mountain mermaid (although not without some fear), and you can expect regular weekly posts and a few fun giveaways (for everyone) in the new year.
One of the inspirations on my creative living adventure is Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios. Jamie is a shining star in the world for creative spirits everywhere. And to help me celebrate my 3rd blog-aversary she has generously gifted me with one Sparkles—her 31 day creative e-course, to awaken your creative spirit in 5 minutes or less per day—to give away to one lucky creative spirit.
To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me how you like to sparkle in your creative life (remember—everyone is creative!). I’ll need to hear from you by Friday, December 14 at midnight MST to be entered. I will be choosing one lucky creative spirit at random, and will announce the winner in my post on Sunday, December 16.
Thanks for stopping by and being part of my creative adventures. I hope you’ll share with me how you’d like to sparkle in your creative life.
lisa, aka the mountain mermaid