Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It Really Is

I wanted to find a way to keep in touch with family and friends that would not involve the dreaded telephone.
Some friends have introduced me to their blogs. I read what seemed to me to be private meanderings through their lives in poetry and prose. I felt as though I were eavesdropping,but most of all, I felt honored that they entrusted me with their thoughts and thier art.
I am now entrusting my thoughts with those of you who are reading this. I'm feeling very brave right now and I hope I continue to be so.
Thanks to my group of writing friends, The Skywriters, who support my writing and have encouraged me these past eight years to spread my wings, I am now blogging. I hope you will consider this my gift to you. I hope to write more, better, and honestly, and to share what I can when I can.
It is my inclination to try to get around what was or is, try to sugar coat or tone down,pretty up or explain. That is until our daughter, Jeni, told my husband, Bill and me not too long ago," It is what it is", and it stuck with us. It became our mantra.
I believe that life is good, even great much of the time, but sometimes it can deliver a sucker punch that you never get over. That's the way it is.

16 comments:

SeaStar said...

I'm so glad you've started blogging Judy. I like the connection blogs bring, and feel honored to be invited into your reality - what is.berovid

Mary said...

I agree with your daughter's idea of "It is what it is." I am also honored that you are entrusting me with your blog. It definitely IS a gift, and I will enjoy seeing how your blog evolves! Enjoy.

Ann said...

Yay, for Ms. Judith, the blogger!

Diane T said...

Great Judy! I'm saving your blog link under My Favorites! Look forward to seeing more posts!

Peggy said...

Bravo Judy! You have created an attractive page! I look forward to your future postings!

Dean said...

I am very exicted. You are always doing things of expressions of life.
I can't wait to follow your life with your blogg.

You are such a writer.

Bruce G said...

Hi Judy,
Had to make a couple of tries to get signed up. I think this is a great idea! I hope some of the family takes advantage of it. It would be nice to get back in touch with everyone. Tell Bill hello. :)
Bruce G

Darrell said...

Our Judy is blogging now! Better be careful, or someone might say you're getting uppity! Seriously, though, I love all forms of written communication, as you have seen in my often long-winded emails. I will sit back and enjoy your blogs. Bring 'em on!

lisamareejones said...

Yippee! Can't wait to look in on your happenings. Much love to you all.
Lisa J.

jroney70 said...

OMG! Cutie Judy has a blog! I'm not terribly computer saavy, but we have one at work. I get the jist. That one is boring, tho. I'd rather read your thoughts painted with words, the way only you can. XO EEEEEEEEEEE! How exciting!

Jessie said...

Way to go, Judy! Thank you for inviting me to share your life in this way.

Jessie

Lorette said...

Good for you, Judy. These kinds of high-tech communications tools scare the living daylights out of me. It takes all the courage I have just to respond. I'm very proud of you for putting your thoughts and feelings out there. Bravo!!

Nancy Simpson said...

Judy, Judy! You are a writer that will not quit.

I knew I would hear from you again.

The connecting thing here is that I too have started a blog, just three weeks ago. It is LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, a dwelling place for practicing poets.

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

www.nancysimpson.blogspot.com

Trdntx said...

Judy, I'm honored to be added to your list of blog sharing friends! I have also placed your blog in my favorites and will definitely keep in touch! This 21st century stuff is amazing, isn't it!

Linda said...

Judy, I am so honored that you have invited me to share you blog and I know that you will enjoy writing. It is What it is, what wonderful statement. I am just humbled that you have given me this gift.

Luckylady44 said...

Judy, thanks for inviting me to your blog. This will be a learning experience for me as well! Good luck!