:: I miss getting mail. I’ve always loved watching for the mailman/woman’s arrival at my mailbox. I bet you feel the same. Will something wonderful be tucked into the box? Of course, nine times out of ten, the delivery consists of bills or circulars…but the anticipation is wonderful. Here? Rehearsal schedules. Period.
:: Even though I am very busy, I miss my daily chores back at Mockingbird Hill Cottage. My husband has those responsibilities now. I miss the fluffing, the cleaning, the rearranging and of course, the gardening. Here? I make my bed, I do my dishes, I do my laundry and occasionally I vacuum. There is nothing like the comfort of taking care of your own home.
:: I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging. I tend to gravitate toward nesting, crafting, gardening, decorating type blogs. There are the big superstar blogs that get thousands of hits every day and have thousands of followers and are always being featured in some publication. I am a fan of some of these blogs and enjoy reading them. Every blog has its own growth curve. When I started out, I couldn’t imagine anyone reading my posts. I also went through a period where I really avoided adding the followers widget. Eventually, I gave in and added it and I am honored that there are other bloggers who like my blog enough to become a follower. I’m sure that in the blogging world my stats are modest, though they make me happy. I’ve had giveaways but am not comfortable with asking readers to become followers. It doesn’t sit right with me. I am a modest person. I am shy. So my followers list grows slowly but steadily.
But I do have this wish to be published. My secret dream? To be in Artful Blogging or Where Women Create. Promoting myself has never been easy for me. It is something that I have to force myself to do. Really force myself. I’d love to see my blog mentioned in a magazine or in a list of cottage blogs or (gasp) be profiled in Artful Blogging. Oh my gosh, what a thrill that would be. Maybe by confessing my secret wish, I will be compelled to take action. This has always been a challenge for me. When I was an actress, I fought that battle all the time: how could I be nicely aggressive when it went against my nature? This year, I vow to take a few steps in that direction.
Thank you, my friends, for being there – for reading this blog. Being able to share my thoughts with you is simply the best. You are the best.