I’ve been blogging on one platform or another for over 10 years.
When I began you didn’t worry about key words, or SEO, social sharing, or being sure to include a relevant (and pinnable) image.
You just wrote about life, connected with others, and shared.
I miss those days of blogging. Those quick musings that were as much diary as they were blog posts.
And I think I want to bring them back, at least a bit.
This was partially brought on by a book I am reading, The Time of Our Lives: Collected Writings by Peggy Noonan.
Now, I didn’t really know much about Peggy Noonan. I knew she had been a speech writer for Ronald Reagan, and I knew she was a columnist. But beyond that…. pffftttt….
As Brenna & I were driving to Costco last week to buy a new winter coat and boots for the girl who won’t quit growing, we heard part of an interview with her about her new book. And in this interview Peggy Noonan sounded like someone I wanted to know. Her stories, as she told them, were so full of life, radiating joy and fullness. The snippets she shared made me think, “That is a life well lived.”
Don’t we all want that- a life well lived? Not so much fame or fortune, but just to know that, at the end, you’ve lived the life you’ve been given well?
I know I do….
What would that look like for you?
In the stage of my life now I think it looks like raising children who are self-reliant and able to think for themselves. I think it includes finding joy in things I have let fall away – like reading and being active. I also think it means finding more couple time, without the kids. I’m thinking couples dance classes.
And, in 2016 it will mean a couples vacation – a real one. 4 days on a boat in Maine’s Penobscot Bay aboard the historic schooner Isaac H. Evans to be precise. That’s going to be fun!
FYI: the link to The Time of Our Lives is an affiliate link. If you buy it I may earn a few coins to rub together. (The disclosure is yet another thing I didn’t have to worry about when I began blogging…)