Sometimes I wish these were not just posts. I wish we were strolling together for real. I wish we could make time to meet each other. I wish we were not just virtual friends. But if this is what we have to do, we will stick to this 🙂
If we were strolling together, I’d drag you to the meadows because the weather is absolutely wonderful. I’d drag you to the meadows to show you the gorgeous cherry blossoms. And this is what you’d see…
If we were strolling together I’d tell you how busy I have been at work! I don’t have many positive results to show for the past 6 months of work and that’s starting to worry me because I have a talk scheduled in the second week of June, a poster to present at a conference in the third week of June and my 10 month evaluation (that will decide whether I will be promoted to the second year of PhD or detained to be sent home with a Master’s degree) in July. With all these deadlines to meet, I am working really hard to get some stuff done.
If we were strolling together I’d tell you to visit Ames at her site where she writes about fitness and being a mother. I wandered onto her site one day just randomly, started following her and have seen her grow from strength to strength as she took on a new job, became a mother and is now pregnant with her second. I’d tell you how much this woman inspires me.
If we were strolling together, I’d also introduce you to Melissa who is a homesteader living in New Mexico. She dreams of being a full time farmer and living a self sustaining life. And she isn’t just dreaming, you see! She owns a farm now. Yes, she has to work to keep the expenses of the farm up and she perhaps will have to continue fueling the farm dreams by working and earning for it but she does it with no regrets. It’s a joy to read her posts…they are about silly ducklings, funny turkeys, Akuna – her great pyrenees, her daughter E, the loving goats… Her simplicity is endearing and her spirit inspiring.
If we were strolling together, I’d ask you about bloggers that inspire you. (Leave your comments about this below. Let’s meet and greet some new people) I’d ask you what you look for in a blog that you follow. I’d ask you what attracts you to a blog.
With that, I’d let you get back to your chores. I’d ask you if you have planned anything for Mother’s Day…it’s celebrated on different dates in different parts of the world. Mother’s day in the UK was on 26th March but if you are in India, remember to wish your mothers on 14th May.
See you soon on another stroll. Until then, take some time to observe the beautiful flowers while you walk to work, take a moment to breathe in some fresh air and be grateful for all you have.