Steven, over at his blog, The Golden Fish, had a great idea for a
transformative moment post meme. I have these moments nearly
every day now. These stokes of genius usually come to me when
I'm in the bath or shower. I'm not sure if they are induced by the
renewing quality of water or just the fact that my brain can think
better, once it's warmed up. But, this wasn't always the case. There
was a point when I thought they were dried up for good.
I would have to say, hands down, my most recent momentous
transformative moment would have to be February 12, 2008, the
day of my first post on Life at Willow Manor. My sister and I both
decided to take the blogging plunge on the same day. The funny
thing is, I had not even read a blog before I started my own. Little
did I know, how much this blind leap into the blogosphere would
change my life.
My children were grown, and for the most part, out on their own.
Many of my friends had moved away, or we had just lost touch,
our kids being our major connection. I was a lonely, unmotivated,
stagnate prune. My creative juices had dried up. My life had
turned into the Groundhog Day movie, every day being the same
I timidly started posting a few of my favorite things. At first, my
only comments were my own, my sister's and my dear uncle's.
Then, miracle of miracles! I started getting comments, from real
people, nice people, who shared my interests, actually seemed to
enjoy what I had to say.
The digital camera came out of its box for the first time and I learned
how to use it. My photographic DNA from all my grandfathers
straight back to great-great-great grandfather with his first camera
in the 1860's, wasn't dead after all. I started writing poetry again. I
tested new recipes and shared them. Some of my favorite books were
dusted off and reread. Wonderful, creative and inspiring people, from
all over the world, were quickly becoming dear friends.
Blogging saved me. I was raised from the dead. It was truly a
miraculously transformative process. My juices were back and
flowing. Bathtubs full of them. And I have all you amazing bloggies
Photo: Homage to Frida Kahlo by willow
(Heavens to murgatroyd, if someone told me I would be taking
pictures of my toes in the bathtub and posting them on the internet,
I would have thought they were coo coo. For cocoa puffs, that is.)