Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The first post, and it's a doozy

Like many others before me, I am jumping into the world of blogging.  It's a bit of a daunting task to put it all out there, but for a long time I've needed to get over the fear that my opinions and experiences don't matter (a topic for a later date), and to find a way to creatively express myself, and share what I've learned along the way.  So I beg your indulgence as I figure this out.  And with that briefest of preludes, a little about myself.

I became a mom at 39, was married once before, and now am learning how to be more than just Lisa.  I am learning to be a mom, a wife again, this time in a happy and healthy marriage,  and for the first time in a long time, I am a gainfully employed at a really awesome company.  I'm also an older sister, a daughter, a priestess in a pagan tradition, a friend and confidant, a closet writer, and journaling fiend. I am a geeky and somewhat nerdy girl.  I love to goth out or get my Steampunk on from time to time, but more often than not, you'll find me in jeans, a t-shirt, and my Converse. I love to collect tarot and oracle decks, and will read them when time allows. I'm all of these at once, and Lisa just the same.

The idea behind venturing out into the blogosphere, is to share my misadventures.  To explore this new world of mommyhood, all the while juggling all the other facets of myself.  I want to share books I've read, movies I've seen, and TV shows that catch my fancy.  I also want to dive into the metaphysical.  Write about the various tarot and oracle decks I have, and new ways of using them.  I also want to share the fun and exciting realm of cooking, and how working for a spice company has influenced not only how I cook, but how I now view food.

I want to explore my muses, and how they've inspired me to blog. I also hope to share my experiences with raising my daughter, and how she has changed everything for me, from how I see myself, to what kind of person I want to be, not just for her, but for me, as well as how being a mother has affected my own personal and spiritual beliefs.

This will certainly be a long and crazy journey, but an exciting one. There will be parts that won't be so fun, or pretty. Some days I'll just kvetch, and others I'll wax poetic. Some days I may just ramble on, and others where I need to make a point.  One thing's for sure.  It's going to be one heck of an experience.

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