Tuesday, June 14, 2011
a big thank you
Going around in my head is the need to write a big thank you note to some special people. To everyone who comes by this space and cares to read my ramblings, thank you. To all those who have connected with their sweet words, big hugs to you. I often have times of intense angst over whether to even have a blog. The rumination and emergence of posts floating around in my head does take up a deal of headspace and I wonder if this energy and these thoughts could sometimes be put to better use. I do love so much visiting others and am constantly uplifted and inspired by people's stories and their craft.
How I came to have a blog can be attributed to a mixture of inspiring sources. A few years ago I heard Rhonda Jean on Radio National. I had no idea what a blog was. Down to Earth is a constant supply of good downright common sense and there is so much wisdom and instruction on living a more simpler life on offer. I put my hand on my heart and say thank you so much.
Next I think another trigger was Tessa Kiros the cook and author of "Apples for Jam" and "falling cranberries",among others. There was something the way these books are presented I thought about having aesthetic in one's life and how being creative and documenting the special moments in your life can put the jigsaw puzzle toghether and give more meaning.
When I purchased my first home I think I was so overwhelmed by now owning a termite damaged , crumbly old home that needed so much doing to it, I went searching for others personal experience of renovating.. But somehow I did not really stumble across actual blogs at the time. I was looking in all the wrong places. Then my sweet neighbour Leah, who has a funky renovated house and is a very talented seamstress mentioned her own blog, Sean the Prawn. If you have not dropped by there, I would highly recommend a visit, especially if you have a little girl. Then I discovered blogger. Ah ha this is where everyone is.
Then lo and behold I fell pregnant. I was so ill. At 20 weeks I made a phone call to start doing some prenatal yoga classes. There I met the most young and beautiful and also wise for years Jodi. Astoningshly I heard her mention her son's name Che. I felt this overwhelming deja vu and connection. If my child were to be a boy, that was the name I had chosen. Tears came to my eyes in my first class as I lay there been guided by Jodi's dulcit tones through her yoga nidra. Just before my due date I heard Jodi mention her blog, Che and Fidel. well I was hooked. I fell in love with her life and from there blog hopped around the world.
Once given birth and then realising that we would have to sell our home and where were we to go from there? I impulsively one day clicked on create a blog, uploaded some photos and then hit the publish button. My first posts were in fits and starts and I have learnt so much since then, but still quite a novice.
I will do a part 2 of this post as now I need to go to bed. The little man should be waking up soon.