My first blog post. It’s about me. That’s probably a faux pas of some sort in the blogging world, but I honestly didn’t know where else to start. I have a thousand ideas in my head but they seem like a bit too much for the first post. I decided to start with something easy (or maybe not); me.
At nearly 37, I am supposed to be a grownup. I do grown up things like work, pay bills, be married, raise kids. But I really want to just go outside and play in the dirt. I daydream about visiting far off lands and exploring. My mind wanders to adventures.
I have a husband and three teenagers, two of which live at home. Two boys. One girl. “Wife” and “Mom” are tough titles to bear. I fail a lot. There will probably be a lot of blog posts about them. My husband and children that is, but also my failures.
I work. Full-time. In “Corporate America”. I hate it. It kills my soul. But it also pays the mortgage. It’s a horrible joke that I must live through daily. My commute is one hour each way. That’s two hours per day that I spend in car staring at the bumper of the car in front of me. It’s wasteful unproductive time. I can’t read or crochet or blog. I just sit in my car. Occasionally I listen to music but mostly I like the silence. I am going to refrain from talking too much about my work and disdain for it because there is a ton of good blogging material for future posts.
I love to hike. I love every single thing about hiking. I love my boots and hiking socks and how my feet feel when I put them on. I love the smell of the woods. I love the dirt. I love the quiet. The longest hike was 26 miles. It was a charity hike and I did it with a big group of people in one day. Most of my hikes are shorter. 3 to 12 miles. My mom is my hiking partner and sometimes my husband. I wish hiking paid the mortgage.
I love to read. I will read anything that looks interesting. My second blog post will be a book review.
Some other things I love that I will blog about…..travel , coffee, dining out, interesting people, my family, my hobbies.
Some things I hate that I will blog about…..hatred and a lack of compassion in the world and the individuals that live here.
I am looking forward to sharing all my doing and thinking.
all the photos are my own….I also love photography. I will note at the end of each post where and when (if I remember) the picture was taken. The photo above was taken at Fort Fischer in North Carolina in June 2015.