Category Archives: writing

happy blog-iversary…

Happy 1 Year Blog-iversary SkyBluePink!

I just realized that I’ve been at this gig for a whole year now.  I hope I haven’t bored you all to tears.  You are still all out there, right?  Hello?!  Do me a favor and stroke my ego for just a moment. See the little box at the bottom?  The one that says “Leave a Comment”?  I dare you to write in it…

What do you want to hear more about?  Do you need green tips or environmental food for thought?  Any suggestions for topics you want to hear me rant or rave about?  Are relationship discussions too personal for you?  Do you enjoy the large amount of food and recipe posts?  Do you find me snarky and unlikable?  Ok, don’t comment on that 🙂

I’ve had a lot going on in my world these past few months so please accept my apology for not posting weekly.  I’ve accepted a new position at my firm and am getting ready for a major change of lifestyle.  I’ll be reverse commuting and learning the ropes of a different business environment.  The stress of change took its toll on my sleep and my writing.  I’m all better now though and ready to take on the world!

Part of my personal and professional development plan will be a commitment to writing again.  I really enjoy “blogging”, whether I think anyone out there is reading my ramblings or not!  It’s therapeutic to me.  Fingers tinkling on the keyboard,  tapping out words that eventually become cohesive posts (well, most of the time anyways).

So black hole of space that I send my recipes and random thoughts out to, what do you have to say for yourself?!  I look forward to another year of conversations with you!

a very good place to start…

There are so many ideas swimming around in my brain, waiting to spill onto the page…screen. I’m fairly methodical though and can’t just dive right into my everyday ramblings without a proper introduction and courting period. A getting to know you, so to speak.

First of all, I am making a huge adjustment to typing my thoughts. I flow so much more fluidly with gliding messy ink on pretty paper bound in leathery solid books. The pounding of the keys and the ability to easily rearrange my thoughts into a more orderly sequence is quickly becoming appealing though.

Bear with me during my transition. Given that I send hundreds of emails every week, its not like typing is new to me in any way, shape, or form. Its just moving the creative part of my process from pen to keyboard that is throwing me for a bit of a loop. Change is good though. As Nina would say, “A new dawn, a new day, a new life for me, and I’m feeling good!”

just write…

Typical conversation that occurs after I’ve had 2 drinks at a party and fended off the “what do you do for a living” question with “finance, but really I like to write”:

Random party guest:  “Oh, so you like to write?  What do you write?”

Insecure self:  “Um, I don’t know, stuff.  I just like to write.  Research, letters, restaurant reviews, journal entries, semi-fictional short stories based on my experiences…”

Random party guest:  “Maybe you should start a blog.”

Insecure self: “Hmm, maybe.”

Random party guest:  *awkward silence, walks away to get another drink*

So here I am.  Attempting to find a voice to share.  I have fairly strong opinions on a few topics and a lot of balanced perspective on a variety of others. 

I need an assignment, an opportunity, a platform in which to spill the random thoughts into a cohesive pile of words.   I need practice putting words into sentences into paragraphs into stories.  I may even give myself assignments from all the various inspirational writing books I’ve accumulated over the years.  Validate moving the tattered things from state to state anyways. Or possibly I’ll just babble into space, journaling my audience to sleep.  Or maybe, just maybe, I’ll write.