Hi.  My name is Sandra.  I come to this activity reluctantly.  I am no expert in anything I write about, and this whole exercise feels a little too close to both narcissism and exhibitionism for my comfort.  In my mind, blogging is for public figures and experts who have something to share that the public wants and needs, and for younger people who have grown up only knowing a world that is filled with “social media” and for whom posting every mood-swing and minor life drama to the Internet is considered standard behavior.  It is not a place for a middle-aged woman who has a hard time keeping up with Facebook and still hasn’t figured out how Twitter could possibly enhance her life.  Yet, here I am.

I suppose you could call this a mid-life crisis.  I have read over and over about how the best way to implement long term to change is to share the process publicly, and I have reached a place in my life where I feel an urgent need to make some very deep changes.  I won’t be posting everything here, at least not at first.  My plan is to start with a single project and see what happens.

Fundamentally, this blog is for myself.  My entries are to an incentive to keep me moving in the direction I want to go, but sharing my thoughts and ideas is both thrilling and scary to me.  I’m shy person by nature and find it terribly surprising when anyone even notices me.  If you are reading this, thank you.  Really.  If you get anything out of what I’m sharing, then I am deeply gratified whether you ever tell me about it or not.

May your day be blessed with the kindness you have shown by bothering to learn a little about me.


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