Day 58 The Eclectic Blogger

"In Search of my Blogging Identity Quest" will round month nine at the end of September with the first post dated January 1, 2010. This journey began from a desire to find out what kind of blog I would like to have. I knew this decision would result from my personal identity exploration.    I find a definite identity emerging. …

#57 The Unpredictable Nature of my Blogging Destiny

"When God give you a new lease on life, build something beautiful!"   Quests embody exploration, so I never enjoy the last page of an adventure novel. The story ends and only real life awaits the closing of the book cover. With this said, I decided to extend my In Search of my Blogging Identity Quest a little …

57 Designing New Identities

Words You pickpocket of creativity Stealing innovation and energy Shall you alone define my destiny? Words Recently, my daughter, Andy, came for a visit and we immediately headed for Michaels. We bought supplies for the masquerade masks we envisioned making. This project has simmered in our minds for some time now. Besides, I needed a break from words, words, …

#57 Fame

"You can have me before my time…before I flower."                                                                                         -Selling out for Fame       Fame has a seductive allure. Perhaps the human need for validation drives the pursuit of this fickle lover.    "If I am popular, then I am worthy, and my life's work counts." We tell ourselves in hopes of eliciting reassurance.      While I …

#53 Top Ten Unforgettable Comments

In search of my blogging identity quest post #53 is my "Top Ten most Unforgettable Comments" spoken to me over the years. They have all formed a part of who I am today. Some still make me cringe while others chuckle. I cannot believe some of the things  people have said on one hand and on the other, gratefulness fills my heart for …

52 Misconceptions of a blogger who doesn’t “really count!”

Last night I spent a significant amount of time visiting the blogs of "40 bloggers who really count," as featured on "Times Online."        The WordPress dashboard link, "Congratulations to Our 'Bloggers Who Really Count,' caught my eye and I just had to find out what these blogs had that earned them this status. As I read through the …

51 Fabulous Trust

"We trust because of His abilities, not ours!"    I almost titled this post "Doubt" due to a recent dip of discouragement; but then I came across the above quote scribbled in my journal from one of those "awaken in the night" writing moments. While half asleep, I had titled the quote "Fabulous Trust" so today I write about trust instead.    …

50 Renaissance Thank You!

Renaissance: Rebirth,  Reawakening, Resurgence.   Recently, my husband and I revisited the Renaissance Faire held in Erwindale, CA. This is a spectacular event worth the trip for any one seeking fresh inspiration.        Participants are eager to pose for pictures and discuss their ornate hats and costumes.      Everywhere you look another photo jumps out at …

49 Perspective

Perspective is a heaven-sent gift for those of us muddling through life trying to find meaning. Moreover, discovering perspective often requires leaving the familiar and venturing out into the unknown.        One desire I had for my children was that they would experience international travel. Leaving one's country helps to clarify values and pursuits.             We see our lives from a …