I'm not exactly sure how this blogging business is going to go. I can be dreadfully bad at follow through. I only know that it will be nice to have a place to vent, rant, remember, share ideas, feeling, thoughts, recipes, remedies and other silliness. It will be especially nice to do this in a format longer than a tweet and shorter than a novel.
First, some history...I am best known for this:
I'm known for many other things ( some good...some not so good) but this:
Personally, I take greater pride in my amazing, funny, talented, compassionate and kind children but frankly, I think those are qualities they each developed on their own. I may have nudged them a bit but their accomplishments belong solely to them. (As soon as I can get myself together to sync up my iPhoto, I'll be able to post pics of my kids.)
A few years ago I chronicled my life up to that point in my book:
An awful lot has happened since I wrote the words, "The end". I went on tour with the Little House on the Prairie Musical. I broke my back, got divorced, dated a french guy, danced on TV:
all during a very frantic and tumultuous time in my life.
Things seem to be a bit quieter now. I've stepped back from the glaring spotlight since the Dancing was over.
I've been on a bit of a quest for peace and quiet.
I think I'm nearly there but, it looks like I'm going to have to go through another upheaval to get there. In about two weeks I am driving cross country with The Boy;
Yes, I said Michigan!
Not that I have anything against Michigan, in fact one of my very favorite people in the whole world comes from Michigan...this guy, The Husband;
See the Detroit Tigers logo on the mic in his hand. Not only is he from Michigan but he loves all things Michigan and I am really starting to as well. Granted, my feelings may change a bit four months into my first winter;
But I'm made of very strong stuff. And, as long as The Husband promises I can go back to LA or Hawaii at any time for some sun, I'll be just dandy.
Or...........I could end up like this guy:
and we all know how badly that ended for him;
In all seriousness, I am very excited about this change in my life. I'm ready to go, to see what is new, what will be, what I will create in this new phase of my life.
Am I afraid? Yes, a little but, all of my life, if something scares me, I do it.... With the exception of skydiving. I see no need to ever skydive. Or bungee jump for that matter....but I digress.
I am ready to jump into this new phase of my life with both feet. I have some very sad goodbyes ahead but also some hellos and hopefully even more self discovery along the way.
And now I have this blog!
There's something oddly comforting in social media like this. I think it boils down to all of us wanting to feel like we're not alone. There are forums where we can share our lives, and thus our humanity.
Isn't that the thing that links us all together, no matter where we are from or how far apart we are?
We are all part of the whole.
Well, I've got laundry to fold so, I guess I'll sign off for now.
Hopefully someone will read this, other than my mother.
Be well everyone.
Eat ice cream.
If you love someone, tell them.
and don't forget;
with oceans of love,