Monday, January 4, 2010

Who am I?

On this new year's journey, I will start by asking the question: "Who am I?"

It depends on who is asking, what that answer will be. My kids will say that I am 'MOM'. My grandchildren will say that I am 'Grammy' or even 'Grandma'. But, one thing I am sure, my grandkids, will not know who I am inside, most of the time. I want them to know.

Ever had an alter ego? Once my youngest did. Everything that she wrote was not from her, but from her pseudonym 'Jane'. Well, I have a pseudonym, of sorts. It's the persona where my wishes and dreams are kept safe. She doesn't have a name, but she's real none-the-less, in my thoughts and dreams.

I'm a city dweller, but my other ego is a country farm girl/mama. I have no animals, but my other ego has chickens, a cat, and, on some days, a horse. I love the outdoors and nature, but am much too familiar with asphalt and concrete. I love tramping thru the woods to see what is over the next hill, but I rarely go out. I love recipes, but am all too acquainted with chicken nuggets and hamburgers.

So, who is my other person and will she ever take over the circumstances of my current existence? For now, and for the sake of dreaming, let's call her Abigail (or Abby) after a character that I once admired for her courage and boldness. And let's let her "become" in the pages of this blog. In so doing, I will be true to myself and my quote from my January 2nd blog post:

"I want to wander about my mind for creativeness that has been hidden. I want to journey around the despair and disappointment that stifles, and be completely surprised by inspiration that lies dormant. I want to present a beautiful blog that is an inspiration to others, that's not just common place. It will take some effort, I know, but it is an adventure worth taking."

So, onward we go . . . .

P.S. By the way, I will be unveiling a readers comment contest tomorrow, be sure to come back and participate!


Marlene said...

I am looking forward to meeting Abby. Your post took me back to my Junior High School days when a friend and I wrote notes to each other using our "country names" and talking about our lives as if we were them with some truth and a lot of fantasy mixed in. We had so much fun and some of it has come true.

Splendid Little Stars said...

And so let Abby come forth and the adventure resume! Here's to inspiration and creativeness!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Sounds like fun - let Abby out!

Kathleen said...

Looking forward to getting to know Abby, too =)

storybeader said...

what a fun way to get outside your skin! I'll be looking forward to her exploits! {:-D

TiLT said...

yippee!!! Another plus about being actual animal messes to clean up :P
Can't wait to meet her :)