Over the years, I’ve had an on-again-off-again love affair with journaling and blogging. While trying to find blank paper for to-do lists, I re-discovered a drawer full of old journals spanning decades of my life. From a hardback Garfield diary with a lock that reported “another boring day” in 2nd grade, to a lime green spiral notebook with a funky photo printout of an eye taped to the front, which was my go-to journal in my early 20s, to the many, many “traveling” journals I like to keep in my purse for moments of scribbling necessity. There also exist at least 2 online blogs somewhere over the digital rainbow.

So many years, so much life, all contained in these pages. I don’t want to lose that as I go into the next 40 years of my life.

This blog is an attempt to get back into daily blogging. I don’t care if anyone reads it, but I feel it’s important to keep my creative brain busy putting down words every day.  I’m not going to make this a life reporting blog either; that gets too overwhelming. Life is often hard enough without the pressure of broadcasting it to the interwebs.

Found a weekly schedule of blogging writing prompts to help keep me on track and tweaked them a bit to my liking:

Motivated Monday – weekly goals
Tuesday Tales – a short fiction story
What’s-Up Wednesday – what’s going on now, or things I’m currently loving
Three Things Thursday – exactly what it sounds like: a list of three things
Photo Friday – a snapshot into my cosmos
Saturday Skill – something I made, or something I learned
Sunday – free day (whatever I’m feeling)

If anyone has read this far and wants to know about the author of this blog, here you go: I’m a single mom of 2 weird alien children, and I enjoy my amazing “friend-amily” of incredibly diverse individuals. I’ve got 3 housemates (not including my aliens), and between us all, we have 6 cats living with us. Five of them are mine.