Sunday, January 29, 2006

I'm Coming In...

This is partially my friend, Phil's, fault....

He was the first one that I knew to have a blog. And I love it. Phil was my good friend, co-worker and neighbor. Then he moved all the way across the country. (I'm sure he could have moved further away, but it would have required leaving the continental United States....) Anyway, his blog, the Digital LandPhil , allows me a small window into his day-to-day life. Even though I can't just drop in on him in person anymore, I can still stop by and see what he is up to, what he is doing, etc.

So, the seeds were sown....blogs are a pretty cool thing....

Then, something happened earlier this year.... I was dinking around, Googling for things that would be interesting, and I stumbled across something I never even knew existed. A cupcake blog: Cupcakes Take the Cake (motto: "All Cupcakes, All the Time") And my life was transformed in a way. Here was a space devoted to cupcakes! And I could not have been more fascinated.... what else is out there? Who else is doing things that are interesting to me??? And within a short time, I discovered:

Molly Chicken
LoobyLu
Jess Hutch
Yarnstorm
Not Martha


Wow! Here I've stumbled across a community of these amazing women who are doing amazing things! Gorgeous, clever, witty crafty things. Delicious, tasty, yummy cooking things. And just living their lives - sharing what they are doing, their wisdom and ideas. I was just blown away.

And a bit jealous, too. It would seem that I've just been drifting lately. Kind of aimless, kind of without goals or inspirations. Which is not how I like to live my life. I mean, it's not horrible or sad - I'm not unhappy. But not happy, either. Just sort of there. So I would read these blogs with such awe, and yes, with envy too. Why wasn't I creative? Why wasn't I trying new things, and experimenting with new ideas?

And then it hit me - there was no reason, nothing standing in my way. Just me.

So, I've given myself a small kick in the pants (because, face it, sometimes that's just what a girl needs - a small self-delivered kick in the pants to get herself out of a funk) and decided to (in the words of one oh-so-wise-philosopher) Do Somethin'

So, here it is. I'm getting back into the kitchen, I'm picking my knitting needles back up, and getting my sketch pads back out....
I'm going to try to become a person with interests, and ideas, and goals again. I'm not sure what all will go here in this blog, but I figure it will grow and develop as I do. Probably a lot of stuff about what I am reading, and cooking and knitting. I'm just tired of feeling listless and aimless. Perhaps there will be something here that will be of interest to you, you are welcome to come along for the ride...

Clear the shallow end of the blog pool. I'm coming in....

1 comment:

The Caretaker said...

Hey!! You have a BLOG! Cool!