One of my favourite pastimes is reading the “About me” pages of bloggers. The posts I enjoy reading reflect individuality and set the writer apart from being just another face in the crowd.
Most people state their name, age, hometown, education and marital status . Others seem boastful and over emphasize their many accomplishments.
I skip reading “About me” pages with lists of achievements that read like a job application. I’m interested in the ordinary or quirky stuff that bloggers share that show a glimpse of who they are and what makes them tick.
My personality is unassuming. I am committed to sharing the truth about who I am so here is a little about me…..
I am spiritual but hold no religious beliefs. The beauty, power and unpredictability of nature exhilarate my senses. I live by the sea and I’m renewed every time I walk along the beach breathing in the salty air feeling the sea spray on my face.
After 23 years of marriage I ceased using my name by marriage and reverted to my name at birth. I love my husband dearly but felt so deeply about regaining my individuality that I made the change for my peace of mind. It may sound crazy but I feel I have renewed my spirit by reconnecting with my original identity.
I am fascinated in Asian countries, especially Japan where I have visited multiple times because it keeps drawing me back and feels like home.
The precision and beauty of Japanese gardens inspire a feeling of peace and harmony in my soul.
The novels I enjoy reading are set in Asian countries in the early 1900’s. These stories accentuate the hardship that people endured and inspire my admiration for the courage people find to survive through adversity.
My biggest regret is that I was not by mother’s side when she died because I listened to others who told me she would rather be alone. I doubt I will ever forgive myself for this decision.
One of my best spur of the moment decisions was adopting my dog Gracie from an animal shelter. She gives me so much joy and never fails to brighten every day.
I love objects that sparkle; crystals, mirrors on mosaics, candles and bud lights in trees. I watch in awe as the sun shines through my window on to a hanging crystal causing coloured reflections to dance around my walls.
I hope I’ve shared something about myself that sparks your interest and leads you to get to know me better by reading my other blog posts. And if not, that’s okay, it was nice to meet you.