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Happy New Year Everyone!
Happy New Year! I am a friend of Suzassippi’s and have been reading your blog for a little while. Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your thoughts and feelings and can definitely relate to many of your posts. Thanks for writing! And the photos are beautiful, too. Wishing you all the best in 2013.
thanks, jane, for your comment/compliments! Isn’t it great to have a whole new year of possibilities to enjoy our lives, day by day? do you live in mississippi too?
Yes, I love the new year, the sense of a clean slate and a whole world of opportunities…if we will only dive in and take advantage of them! Susan and I became friends when we both lived in Texas, before we headed out on other adventures. I live in the town of Unalaska, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands, and have been here for almost 9 years. I’ve had so many experiences I never thought I would have and love living here for the most part. I do miss my family and friends “down south” and the pull to return gets stronger with each new grandchild added to the clan. 🙂
Happy New Year and happy belated birthday as well. I am looking forward to reading more.
dear jane, thanks for your note–how many grandchildren now? and i’m excited to hear about your conversations with susan about women writing en masse from your families to kick off the women’s lives of our own website. it’s there waiting for y’all!
Our 6th, Luke, arrived in June–on my birthday! I’m not sure if anyone else is excited about that, but I love having a little birthday buddy. 🙂 We have three boys and three girls, ranging in age from 9 years to almost 7 months. They are precious.
I’m excited about contributing to your collection of women’s stories. I invited my mom, my sister and one of my nieces; my sister, Kathi, wants to join in but I haven’t heard from the others yet. I also invited a couple of friends. 🙂 I love the idea!
How is your day?
Congrats on your grandchildren! And thanks for your idea for contributing to the “Life of My Own” Women’s blog. The time is right for the ball to start rolling there and I look forward to seeing what your family will write. Can’t wait!
Thanks–I love being a grandmother. 🙂 My mom and my niece also want to participate and a couple of friends may join in at some point. Now we need to get started! Have a good weekend!
I’m excited and also impressed that you and your clan have come across this idea to write your stories for the blog, “Life of my Own” right at the beginning of a new year!
It’s been quiet since i began the blog but I have purposely let time go by without “waiting” for the right time when someone like you and the women in your family might take it up and send in your stories.
If you send them to my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, I will post them onto the blog website. Please take your time and keep me posted about your approach and process–which I might add editorially to help others get started. Thanks again!
Thanks for having this idea and for giving us a place to write! It does seem serendipitous that we are all coming together at the beginning of the year. I’ve mentioned to my family members before that I thought it would be fun to have a group blog but we have never pursued it (though we all have blogs of our own). It’s fascinating the way the universe works; people come into our lives at just the right time to get things percolating or to help us move forward or to take a look at things in a different way–I’m glad Susan found you and told me about your blog!
We’ve talked a little bit about choosing a topic and each of us writing on that topic from our individual points of view. Especially because we have three generations writing, it will be interesting to see how different or alike our thoughts might be. But I would not want the experience to become too regimented and I think it’s good for everyone to feel free to write about anything any time. 🙂 I also see the blog as an opportunity for us to have discussions amongst all contributors as we respond to thoughts and ideas expressed by others.
I’ll make sure everyone has your email address and hopefully we will be sending you some posts soon.
Dear Jane, I have a strong intuitive feeling that your family women’s writing is a launchpad for what the “life of my own” blog represents. I wanted to let you know that the origin for it was witnessing so many women’s comments to me that they had little time to reflect on where their lives were going, much less that they felt they actually had “a life of their own.” I’m going to be interested to hear what that phrase “life of my own” means to various people. Do they feel that they have one? is it a collage that they are committed to because they feel fulfilled by it? I guess that individual fulfillment (or lack of it) is the true topic of the blog’s raison d’etre. It causes for some introspection and reflection, I think. And goes deeper than the easy ways that women get to know each other and share when we first meet. I’m looking forward to what arises from your clan. Thank you again for being interested and for spending those moments to create something that other readers will appreciate and then will perhaps be inspired to write their own stories. What a great way for this new year to begin!
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