Welcome to a Blog about Real Life – Day in, day out, the good, the bad and the ugly that we all encounter; an honest, open conversation, really. I’m not looking for this to be “my” blog. Not one of us has all the answers, including me. ( I had to resist the urge to say “especially me” in that last sentence. Apparently, resistance is futile.) I want this to be about “us”. Thank you for taking a moment to join me here. I am looking forward to sharing this life journey with you.
Sharing will include:
• The day in and day out – family, relationships, health, managing our time, pursuing passions and finding balance and direction
• The good – from our accomplishments, victories and unexpected surprises, to our hopes and dreams.
• The bad – from our daily struggles and fears to –
• The ugly – the unending drama of our lives, whether it be disease, loss or tragedy.
“What does real look like?”, we ask. I’m still working on that one, but a description that resonated with me, came from a childhood story, “The Velveteen Rabbit”, by Margery Williams. In the story, a conversation takes place between the Skin Horse and the Velveteen Rabbit regarding what real looks like. The Skin Horse describes “real” as what happens when you are true to yourself. Real is not some shiny toy pretending to be something it is not. “Real” has noticeable imperfections and is loved in spite of those flaws.
That is what I hope to bring you here, “real”, the good the bad and the ugly, one day at a time.