Carving a New Identity

Life is full of transitions! From child to young adult. From mother to empty nester. From full-time employee to retiree. With each new passage, some of what we used to do and who we used to be becomes obsolete. Transitions often require us to carve out a new identity, which can cause consternation and confusion. …

When Change is in the Air

Have you ever grown discontented and didn’t know why? You couldn’t quite put your finger on the reason your mood darkened or you suddenly felt constrained, uncomfortable, itchy for something. I sure have. Often this odd annoyance occurs well before change knocks on the heart’s door or peeks in through the window of our thoughts. …

Reconciling with “the Day Job”

Many of us artistic types envision working all day at what we enjoy. Our fantasies consist of becoming the next famous writer or musician or painter. We toy with the idea of traveling the world dispensing our wisdom and talents to those who listen with the fascination of children gazing in toy shop windows. Then we crash …

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 …

How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part I

Do you want a fun project to do that expresses your identity exploration? Try making your own masquerade mask. This idea resulted from my most frequently visited post, Self Disclosure. Daily, people find my personal blog through searching for post about masquerade masks. Masks possess an appeal for some people. Perhaps their mysterious nature invites hiding parts …

#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 …

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