September 1 — Here we are on the first day of a new month. Not too many left in 2015, although it feels like the year just started!
Last month I participated in two projects, one was called Sparkle with Jamie Ridler and the other was August Break with Susannah Conway. Both were tons of fun with lots of different prompts and new ways of thinking about ordinary things. Each had a private Facebook group and I was able to share with and “meet” other creative souls who were also sharing. Such interesting things from all over the world. Wonderful pictures of far away places. Sometimes it was hard to concentrate on my “real life” because I was having so much fun in the “play” world.
In September I am going to try my hand at two new projects (well, three actually since the August Break group has done a spinoff called September Surprises, but that may just be a quick photo and mostly in the Facebook group only). One of the September projects is called Creative Emergence by Andrea Schroeder of the Creative Dream Circle. Andrea challenges us to journal every day, even if it is only for 10 minutes. I’ve gotten myself a new journal and I am ready to start filling it up. I can’t wait to see what her prompts are. I may share some of that here as well.
The other September project I am going to try is the Blog-tember Challenge sponsored by Bailey at the Brave Love Blog. Obviously that is a blogging challenge so that will be mostly here. I found that I started off last month with frequent blog posts but wasn’t quite able to keep it up all month long. This time I am going to try a little harder to get something out there.
So, the prompt for September 1 is to introduce myself. Here goes: My name is Janet. I’m a 60 year old Italian Catholic girl who has lived in the same little town near the San Francisco Airport for just about my entire life. I have been happily married for 31 years to a really great guy. We have three grown children and we are just starting to experience what has been called the “empty nest,” with our youngest away at college and the older two living on their own, although all three kids still come by once in a while to do laundry and visit. The hubs just had some minimally invasive back surgery and is almost retired but I still work from home doing medical transcription so we are together almost 24/7. Good thing we like each other!
Here is a relatively decent picture of me. I love taking pictures but don’t like very many pictures of myself. I love mystery stories, concerts and scrapbooking/card making and making mini-albums which I try to sell in my Etsy shop. I’m on a mission to lose weight, something I have struggled with all my life but which is now over the top and I am making it one of my priorities.
Well, there you have a brief capsule of me. I’d love to hear about you! Join me on this Spectacular September! Leave me a comment, I love to read them.