21 July 2019

Blast from the Past?

Well, it's been so long since my last post, I doubt anyone is out there anymore.  So many of the folks I followed have migrated to Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and other platforms.

But that's okay.  When I go back to the first post I wrote in 2007 or '08, I was just doing my online journaling, talking about art and learning to paint, creativity and such.  No one was following me at that point and, quite frankly, it didn't bother me.  I was just thrilled at creating my blog and posting a few times a week.  

Eleven years later and in semi-retirement -- Good Lord, really? -- I'm still working part-time, but have found that the creative side has somewhat dissipated.  I suppose that's life and how it goes sometimes.  But after this first year of adjusting to retirement, I think I'm getting my sea legs under me once again.

I may not post about painting, but there are other areas of life I'm free to explore that sort of got pushed aside over the years -- cooking is one of them.  Never had much time for it -- although I love to eat! -- except to slap something on the table for the family at 8pm at night.  

Writing is another area I've been exploring, especially with the ease of indie publishing.  I belong to a local writer's chapter and have published several novellas under my pen name.  It's fun and not as stressful as if I had an editor breathing down my neck. 

And finally the garden.  I spend soooo much time out there come the spring and summer, I lose track of all else -- well, almost.  This summer has been difficult with the heat and the weeding, but I've made progress (I think).

So I hope some fellow bloggers will stop by and say hello, as well as new ones.  Until then, stay cool out there!  


paintings by mgt said...

Hi! Kelly, sounds like all is well, glad retirement is agreeing with you! enjoy your days and the time to smell the roses and sit is the sunshine with the fresh beeezes and swaying of the leaves. regards, Marianne

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