Hello world, thank you so much for visiting my blog, so grateful that you have decided to take a few minutes out of your day to visit me. It feels a lot like receiving a new friend at one’s front door for the very first time. This sentiment is coming from someone who, over the years, whether by choice or circumstances, has not had too many visitors in the past few years. There was one strange friend who did show up one day and decided, uninvited, to stay for good. But that is a story for another day. Perhaps I will be blogging about this encounter soon, perhaps I will not.
Going forward, that should give you a thread and a sense of how this blog will be running from this day forward (as I introduce myself to you here). I tend to be a rather reserved lady, this may have something to do with my personality, but then there are those days when I become so excited I just cannot hold back on sharing with you my thoughts for the day or about what I encountered recently or in the past. I am not about to reveal to you all my personal secrets and lies but what I can tell you so long is this. I am a single, middle-aged woman, twice divorced with one mature young adult daughter.
Sometimes, when she has that sort of time, she visits me and stays over for up to a week. On other rarer occasions, she lives with her father in the suburbs. He has more than enough room to spare but also has a life that pretty much means that he may as well not be living there. I say this without bitterness or remorse because I relate well with him. So too, my daughter. As I was saying, she is mature beyond her years. If she keeps going the way she is, she will turn out to be quite a woman of this world. But I cannot say, and would hope that she does not, that she will take after her mother and follow in her footsteps.
This is not a negative reflection on my self. Rather it is a fervent wish that my only child will be unique in every way that she promises to be. Gosh, perhaps I have spent too much time proudly talking about my daughter. Let me close this About Page with a few surreptitious notes on how I will be cataloguing a day in the life or years of a typically well-adjusted independent, educated and professional woman. While there is both a sense of security and stability in my life right now, it is never without its challenges. Ask any woman, no matter what her background or personal circumstances, and she will surely tell us that life is never entirely blissful and does not always meet with personal expectations or desires.
On the subject of themes and matters of personal interest, I prefer to chat with you as the moment or thought arises. So, if I have a thought or two on my peculiar housemate, I may just post it here. Or if I have been particularly excited or preoccupied about a recent film that I have seen, I may just share my impressions with you here too. There are also musings on food and health, life and its ups and downs, relationship issues, the places I have been to and some of the people I have encountered in life, whether personally or through books. This list could go on because I am happy to say that there is balance in my life. So matters of interest are varied too.
Won’t you please enjoy your visit with me.