This blog has gone through many transitions, perhaps it is a true reflection of the transitions of my life. It will go through many more, I assume.
I started this blog in 2008 when I had quit my first and only “real” job. A job with security, pensions, 401K the whole American Dream. I had quit this opportunity of security in order to pursue writing. I was determined to be a writer, and that is what this blog was originally about; writing. If you were to explore the archives you would see that every post is about struggling to be a writer, and the challenges of being unemployed and still trying to complete a novel.
Eight years later, I still have the blog, but I no longer talk about being a writer. At least not in the same way. Since the day I quit, the same day the stock market crashed, things have been anything but easy, but no one said life was going to be easy. Still, I did manage to finish that novel. I also moved several times, joined a theatre troupe, and traveled as an actress across Canada in the Canadian Fringe Festival. I moved to China and became a literature teacher, and I moved to Prague where I received my TEFL and worked as an ESL instructor. I’ve taught and had conversation courses with students in Poland and Slovakia.
This blog is me moving toward being who I really am, and that is what I am on the journey to discover. What we are doing right now is finding a way to travel and a way to write, a way to find adventure and love in this life. No one ever said life was easy, but no one ever said it couldn’t be beautiful and joyful.
The last words my grandmother said to me on her death bed were: “Whatever you do in this life, have fun”.
I’m taking her advice as we all should.