Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sunset on Belle Isle

A regular reader recently told a mutual friend that she's disappointed when she reads one of my posts and finds me "happy and giddy."

Apparently she finds no poignancy in my ramblings when my life is firing on all cylinders.

This brings up a good point.

My blog is a daily writing exercise for me and the fact that anyone at all chooses to read it is a bonus.

That people follow my blog, much less 108 of them, was completely unexpected.

Now I'm wondering if, like her, they were only reading to hear me long for what I wanted.

From where I sat, I'd always thought my blog demonstrated my enthusiasm for whatever life I was leading at any given moment.

When I began this blog back in early 2009, I admit my life was at a low point, with recent losses in job, health and love.

But over the past four and a half years, my life has moved on in many interesting ways and that's what I try to share.

I'm a firm believer in the journey, not the destination, being the purpose and finding satisfaction in whatever life presents me.

I hope there are still readers who find me chronicling my pleasure in the parts of my journey I choose to share worth reading.

And if not, I know there must be plenty of less happy and giddy blogs out there.

I hate to disappoint, but I am who I am.

Poignantly, this post replaces what would have been a happy, giddy post for last night.


  1. Be who you are! I enjoy reading the good times, bad times, food reviews, music reviews and when you review your life. It takes guts to reveal yourself as a complex person filled with highs and lows and in-betweens and helps us to reflect, in some ways, on our own lives. That reader can just skip the posts when you are happy and the rest of us will read them! Thanks.

  2. How generous of you to share those thoughts with me! I have no way of knowing what people take away from reading my blog unless they tell me.

    Your take just made my day!

  3. Love the way you write. So entertaining! Thank you!

  4. I found your blog through Darien's Icelandic Fever, I was smitten from the start. One of the best things about a blog is the way one can see the wold through the eyes of another.

    I am in awe of your zest for life.

  5. OMG! Yes. How dare you get your giddy ass life together in less than four and a half years? What cheek! The nerve! You know it's people like that who look forward to the news and are disappointed when it's not downright horrific on the every level: local, financial, international, government, unemployment, murderer, crisis, traffic fatality, dog fighting rings, child abuse, you name it. There are people who thrive on the misery of others.

  6. Professor: There is no greater compliment than to know that you were smitten from the start! I am sincerely flattered by your kind words.

    Anonymous: Any blogger worth her salt would have found happiness ever after long before now! What's wrong with me? Oh, I know, WAY too much cheek and nerve!