Thursday, February 03, 2011

in search of me....


Life can be complicated...but happiness is really pretty simple!
 (anonymous)

I'm back.  It's me.  Plain.  Simple.  Ordinary.  Me.
I've spent hours reading blogs.  There are some fantastic ones out there. Ali and Becky and Kellie and Lisa and Ree.    They are the masters in this big wide world of blogging.    These bloggy  pioneers...they write  words that flow like music.   Post photos so perfect they leave me speechless.   I've spent hours peering into their lives...around the corners of their organized, spotless homes.  Noting where they shop, what they eat, what they wear, who they read, where they travel..... and somewhere along the line, I lost me.   Plain, simple, ordinary me. I will never live in a beach house with white walls and a white carpet.....my little brown dog that loves to roll in the mud would make sure of it.    I will never keep a scrapbook and printer on my kitchen counter to work on each morning....I'd probably spill a cup of my coffee on it.  I will never have a home based photography business.....I give them all away!    I will never be able to knit my own sweaters and sell them online.....the sleeves would be of different lengths!  And I will never be able to cook a picture perect meal or write my own cookbook....I struggle with following the directions on the hamburger helper box!    So today, on a snowy day in February, I'm going to begin again.   And this time, I"m doing it for me.   Plain, simple, ordinary me.  In search of happiness on an ordinary day.   Seems as if that little brown dog is WAY ahead of me!

4 comments:

Shana said...

The best things are done for oneself!!

Happy Day!!

Tori said...

me too billie! i am ordinary, plain, messy, and lazy. sometimes when i read other peoples blogs i feel like i live on another planet! Glad i am not the only one!! :) your pics are beautiful!

susyq said...

Tears of joy to have you back!! Your words and pictures bring great joy to my heart. How you are able to say what I feel is a blessing, one I cherish. May it go on forever!!

Changes in the wind said...

Can't tell you how happy I am that you are back!!