First of all, let’s be clear. That picture up there was taken in August of 2022. I was just back from a week at the beach feeling relaxed, sun-kissed, and happy.
I was having a good picture day.
I don’t look like that in January.
When I go to the About page on someone else’s blog –which is always my first stop–I want to know some basic things right away: age, sex, and where they live.
If the blog has a theme or a niche, I want to know: Why the obsession with that thing?
If there is a revolving cast of characters: spouses, partners, pets, that show up all the time in the posts, It would be nice to have a little Cast of Characters List, and if there are pictures, even better.
That’s all I need to start. I’ll pick up the rest through the writing.
So here goes:
I am a 70-year-old woman living in northern Pennsylvania.
(this 70-year-old bullshit will be discussed. Count on it.)
I teach yoga in a small studio where I am the only teacher. I’ve been doing that for 19 years this March.
I write about what I had for lunch, basically.
I write about how I feel about it, what happened after lunch in yoga class, and what I thought about that, too.
I write about the weather and how the dog walk was, and what I thought about while doing that.
Sometimes I write about what I’m reading.
I don’t have a niche.
I’m just writing to get better at writing.
I’m trying to see if I can spin the most mundane, boring things into something fun to read.
I started this blog in 2009, which was 14 years ago.
If I had to name this blog today, it would not be called Inspiration Location.
I don’t know what I’d call it, but not that.
So please don’t get your hopes up. There’s no inspiration here. That name is a bait and switch.
The Cast of Characters who show up regularly:
This is G: My partner in life and all escapades and shenanigans. My muse.
This is Emily: my daughter. She lives in Oregon.
The brown and white corgi on the right is Bella. She’s 4 years old
This black and white corgi is Rookie:, she’s 1-year-old
This is Nikki, my friend and weekly walking buddy
This is Fred- our brother. Not really. But really.
MSY is my yoga studio. Main Street Yoga
This is the Wikipedia link for Mansfield, PA- the town