A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
(I took a writing hiatus as I reflected on the centennial blog day!)
On this 100th Day, it is hard to believethat I have been at blogging for 8months and wrote 83 posts of new
experiences. This blog started out as
way to survive change. My change resulted fromablindsided crash and burn end to a long relationship whilesimultaneously my only son left the nest for college. With a past that wasfocused on others, I had to find a way to focus more on “self” and to keep my sense of humor if I was going to find all this change to be positive
( see Why Started This Blog). Through this processI builtstrongerand new bridges with family,
friends, co-workers and God.So really,
with the right attitude, change can be good even though in the beginning I
fought it with the same passion that I now embrace it.
Blog inspiration, Friend's book
I can now be at home in a perfectly quiet house sitting in my Buddha
position writing and loving it! In the past I would have rather eaten dirt
than have a perfectly quiet house with “nothing going on.” Now I have found
enjoyment in the quiet. The blog, which really is about finding
peace in change, was a great way to maneuver through it all. Additionally, the spiritual reflections have validated that the Bible really does apply to all areas of life, change,
healing and new beginnings.
How to Blog
Many have asked me, “How did you know how to blog?” I amnot even close to being “a techie" type of person so I had to read a bunch of stuff on blogging.HopefullyI can help if you’re a “would be” blogger. There
seems to be two free templates toget you
started - Google and WordPress. A good resource that explains how to start a blog in way that even I could understand is www.wikihow.com/start-a-blog.’
Finding the subject for your blog is step one. I got my ideas from the simple life lessons or quotes
from Little GoldenBooks that my girlfriend, Diane Muldrow, so skillfully complied
in her (3) books below. Additionally, since learning about
Maslow in college, I have always loved the positive idea behind Maslow’s theory of
striving to be the best you can be or
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
I believe everyone has story to tell and mine is still evolving. February
(thanks to Hallmark) is all about love but really love is the basis of friendships, families, relationships, passions
and truly what the Bible is all about. I say find your love or something new that you love to do and share it maybe in your own blog. I wonder what challenges I will have found on Day 200!
So today I am enjoying the quiet of an empty house which is not really empty at all!