Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Five Year Anniversary Today !!


8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Belated Happy Blogoversary! I'm way behind on all things blogging... including my own blogoversary. Mine 5th was October 5th! We been together almost since the beginning!

I also turn 50 in 9 months. :)

Although FB and a number of other things have distracted me from blogs or blogging, they still feel like a favorite room. I'm glad to hear you'll be doing more of it again. I love reading about your creative process... and the fact that you follow it through to an end! I have to remember how to do that. :)

Miss Jane Mansfield said...

Thanks... I woke up the day of the anniversary and started a post to save the day...It took me a while to actually finish it. It is pretty special that we connected online at the beginning of our blog lives!! What a super great time to turn 50!! Woo Hoo to us!!

Jennifer said...

:)

mad angel said...

Glad to know you'll be writing more. Reading may help me sort through some of my own processes as I careen rapidly down the pike to my own 50th in February.

I'll be writing on my blog, too, though perhaps a bit less in the coming year than last year. I had way more stuff to work through last year than I will (hopefully) have in this coming year.

I tried not to whinge about the events of last year too much, and held fast to the belief that things happen for a reason, and I'm supposed to learn from each experience. In the moment, sometimes I am a very poor student, but later, given the proper distance and time to think...

One thing I have begun to realize is, of the things I do well, fiction writing is probably my weakest point, and perhaps not worth putting more time into than I already have. It took me awhile to get over mourning for that, and in fact I cried about it off and on as I traveled back home from my Minnesota visit this past October. But given the proper distance and time to think, I'm now wondering, what will this free me up to do?

I've done a lot more knitting, spinning, and dye work since I quit writing, and I also have more time to play guitar and sing, which is my release from "work."

If I can call playing with yarn, fiber, and dye for a certain number hours of each day "work."

Well, yes, it's "work," but not in a traditional sense. It combines work and play, where my former Lugubrious Day Job did not.

My blogaversary will be New Year's Day. I had a different blog before that, and it's still out there, but something needed to change. I realized that, prompted by a message from YOU last year. I was stuck at home, with the birth of my granddaughter imminent, rather than enjoying a few quiet days in Maine, as hubby and I like to do at that time of year, and also trapped in that miserable day job. Poor me, indeed. I whinged for awhile, and then I began the process of changing in earnest.

You and Our Mutual Friend have inspired me a great deal in this past year.

Thank you.

And Happy Blogaversary!

Miss Jane Mansfield said...

Thanks Ms. Angel!! 50 is so energizing I am planning on celebrating for the entire year!!

mad angel said...

Yeah, me, too, once the day arrives. Look out, world! ;-)

Now, if I could just figure out why I can't transfer stuff to this stupid mp3 player of mine...

I think Rhapsody is determined to make me feel like I'm going senile already...

Jennifer said...

What's new, Miss Jane??

Mary Jane Mansfield said...

OMG!! I have abandoned my B L O G!! Still focused on moving my creative energy into reality !!
It has been so long I can't even figure out how to make a post now. Everything has changed and I don't even see the option. Y I K E S !!
xox MJ