As some of you know, or can gather, I am relatively new to the world of blogging. At the beginning of 2013, I had never read a blog, let alone written one. I started writing while in Barbados, for a 6 week immersion in the culture, and then on my return to Canada, I was hooked and I just kept going. As my passion grew, I had ideas for posts flying through my head. I almost started a blog of ideas to later blog upon. Occasionally my mind was free and clear of ideas, so I got glimpses of what I now call My Blah Blah Blahgers Blahk. I am sure this has been experienced by other people as the momentum slows. I wasn't quite sure what to do. I wrote a couple of unpublished posts that I really don't like yet. I sat and thought and thought, trying to see an interesting viewpoint on something. I was getting nothing. I couldn't give up because my kids did tell me, "Blogs don't end".
So, I decided to take off my Big Girl Thinking Cap. I have been reading other blogs by fascinating women. I am sure there are blogs by fascinating men too, I just haven't delved right in yet. I have read about the adventures of a beaver "across the pond". I have read light-hearted blogs that poke fun at our menopausal misgivings. I have read serious posts about vices to which many of us are drawn. I have read about the joys of grandparenting. I relate in some way to every post I have read.
I think I have been inspired sufficiently by the women I read. I am now ready to just get back into writing. I have returned to Barbados with my eldest daughter for the next 6 days. I have even brought a friend. If a beaver can go to London, then a monkey should go to Barbados. I considered taking off my Google Blogger Goggles and let myself have 2 glasses of wine while I write but I feer my righting mite sufrer. I don't think that is adviseable given the talent of those to whom I look for guidance.
Well, I will muddle over grand ideas and controversial topics. I will review my feelings on spirituality and consumerism. I will research style trends and money market funds. I will scour the newspapers for a good grasp on world politics. I will bring myself up to speed in all things health-related and I will even try to establish a good understanding of the universe and what we are all doing here. I want to be a source of wisdom and guidance. I hope to command the respect of my peers. I want to provide anyone who reads my blog with profound insight the likes of which no one has ever known. I think I am ready. I think I have what it takes. I know where to start. I plan to tackle the age old quandry: "If I am post-menopausal at 51 and someone asks whether I am pregnant, do I try to stand up straight, suck in my stomach and hold back the tears or do I just feel flattered that I look that young???"
I am such a pathological optimist, sitting here happily looking through a half full, rose-coloured glass.