the roads we travel

It is funny how life works out…almost never the way we expect it to.

But sometimes we find ourselves in a place that just feels right, and we aren’t even sure how we got there.

I have always been a believer in fate, I guess, the idea that things work out the way they are supposed to. When I was young I wanted to be a poet. And a photographer. I had even planned to go to college for photography. I was going to get my degree and then travel around the United States taking photos. But for a number of reasons, I didn’t go to college for photography. And I pretty much stopped taking pictures, except for the candid family snapshots that record our lives, and I wasn’t even very good about doing that.

I did write a lot of poems over the years. I even had a couple of them published. For a while, I thought maybe that was my path. And then I let life get in the way, again, and pretty much stopped writing as well.

I raised my family, I worked as a graphic artist. And in recent years, in addition to that, a jewelry designer. And I loved doing all those things. But it still felt like something was missing. And I feel lately that I have  found what it was. Here.

I wasn’t sure when I started what having a blog would be like, how much it would mean to my life. But the last thing I expected was that it would take me all the way back to my original dreams.

This sudden new way of looking at things, everything really, as possibilities for great photos, stories, little glimpses of life. Of actually stopping and looking at things, period. Instead of just zooming through life, always on overdrive and forgetting, so often, to stop and smell the roses.

Having a blog is so much better than what I expected it to be. That probably sounds corny, but it’s true. It’s a place where I can be me. It’s feel like a place I’ve come home to. A place to explore, once again, my love for photography.
A place to write.

And it has become a place of friendship, and support. I hadn’t realized I would find that as well.

I can’t wait to see where it all will lead. But I am going to try and remind myself often, to enjoy the journey. To savor the moments, the things I see,
the friends I meet along the way.

And I think that, indeed, will make all the difference.

My sincere thanks to everyone who has come by to comment
and be supportive and so very welcoming.


What a beautifully written post. I think we’ve all been taken a little by surprise by the support that’s found here in the blogging world.

Thanks! It really is a great community, and a great way for creative-minded people to interact.

Great post, lovely musings, and I can so relate to what you’ve said… blogging has felt like both an adventure into new territory and a homecoming to me. And the connections and support have surpassed anything I might ever have imagined if I’d imagined them at all. It’s an ongoing revelation. I’m so glad you feel at home here too and that our paths have crossed, in a way they might never have done in the “real” world. 🙂

Yes, I am glad as well, I really enjoy your blog!


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