tumblingdays: (celebrate)
Despite my initial rough start, I actually ended up having a very nice weekend. My husband and I went to Nashville's Tomato Art Fest on Saturday, where we met up with friends, viewed local art work, listened to music, and ate fried green tomato BLTs. It was a good time.

Yesterday evening, we joined friends to celebrate C's graduation from college. C, like me, took the scenic route to a college degree. I know how hard it is to go back to school as a full-fledged adult. It feels like squeezing yourself back into a too-tight space. I'm proud of her for doing it. We stayed later than we intended, meeting new people and getting to know other people better. It was a lovely night.

This morning, I walked four miles. This is a personal best for me, and I am pretty darn proud of it! Shell and I took our time, so we took a full hour and an half to get through it, but I have never walked four miles before without stopping. Just two weeks, I walked my first formal 5K, and she and I are doing another one in October, but this was a new milestone, and I'm celebrating it.

My husband and I followed that up with a second graduation party this afternoon for another excellent friend. He just earned a masters degree. People who can keep going back to school impress me so much. I'm not much for classroom learning, and he, like my husband, is clearly a scholar. So cool.

We ended the evening playing a board game with friends. The game is based on the Battlestar Galactica tv series, which I never liked. I admit that I was prepared not to like it, because I didn't watch the show and I don't usually care for strategy games, but it was a really good time. I'd totally play again.

Now I'm at home and preparing for my week. I'm trying to live my new favorite quote:

"Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space."

So I'm spending a little time this evening contemplating the spaces I will inhabit this week and what energy I can contribute to them. It's a meaningful meditation at the beginning of the week.
tumblingdays: Naked Gnome Running Off with a Sharpie. (blogging)
Starting a new blog is, to me, like looking at a blank sheet of paper. I'm excited for the new space and a little daunted by what I want to say here. I do not want to waste the gift of space, but I don't want to feel hemmed in by the pressure to put something meaningful every time I sit to write.

So, first a brief statement. I am starting a new blog. I do not plan to continue updating my other blogs. It's hard to let go of the one I've been more or less continuously updating since 1992, but that space comes with the burden of the person I used to be, and I find myself less willing to be defined that person. More, there are the scattered remnants of relationships that no longer have a place in my life, and those shredded pieces are a kind of censorship that I need to move past. The other blog was specifically a place to write about my recovery from disordered eating and my journey into intuitive eating, and keeping that blog on a site dedicated to dieting was no longer working. Simply put, I need a new space.

My purpose here is manifold, but two main ones stand out:
1. To make a fresh start in a place where I can write with less constraints.
2. To combine my two writing blogs into one place.

And so I begin... again.


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