Hello everyone. It has been a long, long while since I’ve been on this particular blog. Once again, I got caught up in “new” and “better” and “starting over with a clean slate” and I lost myself in it all. Because we are never really new and we never really have a clean slate. It is a nice thought at first, but it quickly becomes overwhelming to realize that it would mean you lose your history. Basically, you would have to lose your SELF in order to be really new or to really start over with a totally clean slate. And that, my friends, just isn’t worth it. No matter how much “better” it may be. So, I’m back to my messy, somewhat chaotic blog and my messy, really chaotic life. And that is okay. I have my SELF here and I can make improvements, but not totally let go of all that I’ve done.
As I quickly approach the 50th year mark (July 24th folks), I thought that maybe the More at Forty idea I signed up for five years ago was not going to work anymore. But, you know what? I can tell more stories and they can be for forty plus! The specifics of our ages don’t matter so much as the stories we tell and those can cross age ranges quite frequently. Am I truly MORE than I was five years ago when I started this blog? I’m not sure. But, I do have many, many, many MORE stories I can tell. And there will still be MORE stories to come. So, that is my focus – telling more stories – past, present and future ones. My stories as well as those around me (when appropriate).
Welcome back to those who rejoined me after my long hiatus. I hope to see you on a regular basis and I hope you will enjoy the stories I tell and share your own as well.