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
20 thoughts on “About”
I LOVE THIS!!!! It’s making me LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! … and I LOVE the photo of you … JOY! JOY! JOY!!!!! It is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Thank you, Cindy! *big grin here*
Kath ~ This is beautiful. You should publish it!
Thanks Lin! (I think I did publish it–here!)
I knew we had a lot in common as I too am a capricorn! Clowns scare the hell out of me and the most calm place on the planet is on the beach early in the AM for me as well.
Thanks for the great article about our experience working out together – we have only just begun. Lets hope we can keep it fun and jump rope like kids!
what a powerful list! and of course ever changing…
I came across you this morning, as I learned in my iPod Touch Insight Timer app that you were among the 40 or 50 something people in this country (and a few others) that had sat with me, aware of our breathing, fragmentarily thoughtless and present… I then clicked in your Facebook link and email me your link to check it out later in my laptop… A few hours later, I had fun checking your web sites, the ones you list in your Facebook page, learning about your interesting and fun life. Thought you might find it amusing that somebody several hundreds miles from you, in Springfield IL, this venezuelan-gringo that I am, had come across your life in this way, and that a bit of my guilt was lift when I learned that somebody as productive as you seem to be needs 9 hours of sleep to function best!
What a cool way to meet, Nelson! Thank you for your comment. It makes it feel really REAL that there are other people meditating together around the country and around the world. I love Insight Connect and especially that it connected us. ~K.
it’s great you find it cool that we meet this way. I have continued reading your blog and find its name quite fitting, for it is truly a place of inspiration… one that makes you breath movingly… You are so right with your vision of the need to inspire one another. It’s kind of extending… or in any case it could be… it’s kind of extending the realm of meditation to a social level, ¿no?
Yes! I so much agree with you with regard to the reality that “Insight Connect,” the people you are able to see in the world that are meditating at the very moment you are.. the reality it brings to one’s lonely meditation.
I read some where in your inspired pages that one of your goals is (or was?) to learn Spanish. I have been teaching Spanish for many years now. Teaching adults Spanish is the one teaching I have realized I liked most, which is what I mostly do and I do it at home. My approach is mainly conversational. I have been thinking in expanding my teaching through Skype. If you are still interested in learning and/or improving your Spanish, and find Skype an interesting way of doing it, would you like to tried it with me? This is not a “individualized” ad. I won’t even charge you. I have never use Skype to teach, so it would be a good opportunity for me to test it. And I would certainly like to start trying it with the one who writes pages like those in this “Inspiration Location.”
This is my email: email@example.com
This is my Skype name: cabeza00
I love your list. I have a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, but this has inspired me to write a list about who I am, not just what I want to do! Thanks!
Hi! I enjoy reading your blog so much! You inspire me and make me laugh! I wanted to pass on the Liebster award. I hope you enjoy receiving it as much as I did! You can check out my blog for more info.
Hi Kathleen, I’m a new reader who found you through your Liebster Award. Congrats and looking forward to your posts!
How cool is the Liebster that it can get me new readers like you! Thanks for commenting. I’m off to check out your blog! You can find me at http://www.virtualyogarians.com for the rest of April if you’re interested in yoga-talk!
Hi Kath, was writing to let you know I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award, but am seeing here you’ve already got it! Just wanted to say that I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. Here’s the post where I linked to your blog: http://johnjzokovitch.com/2015/03/18/in-appreciation-for-the-encouragement-of-sister-and-brother-bloggers/
Thanks so much for the link, John! Namaste!
This was a powerful and thought provoking About page… makes me think and wonder what I believe in. I look forward to reading more and following you along on your adventure. I too agree that travel transforms and that a hot bath is a recipe for all good things. Take care and happy blogging, Cheryl
Hey Cheryl! Thanks for the thoughtful comments! I was just on your blog looking around and can’t wait to dive deeper into your archives. Your adventures are cah-razy, girl! Love the pics, too! Carry on, nomad! Kath
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Thanks so much! I appreciate it. Happy blogging, Cheryl
Hey Kath, didn’t know where best to leave this comment but go ahead and delete it after you read. Just wanted to let you know that for some reason, none of the links on your homepage have been working for me for the past week or so. Figured it might be at my end but every other blog, site, etc seems fine. I used to be able to get on your homepage and click recent posts to read, comment. like, etc., but now I can only get to them (individually, i.e. not just by scrolling down your homepage) through my WordPress reader. And links in your posts aren’t working from the homepage either–for instance, tried the ebags one and nothing; my cursor didn’t even read it as a link. Just wanted to let you know in case a bit of naughty code snuck in there somewhere. Forgive this long comment too if the problem is indeed just at my end. And have fun in Oregon!
John, thanks so much for alerting me to this!! I preview and test my post before I hit publish and everything worked on my end last night but now that I go in and check, you are absolutely right. My sidebar widgets have disappeared (in addition to my comment box!) and my links are all dead. I have just submitted a support ticket to WordPress and hopefully all will be resolved shortly. Again, thanks for the heads-up! Really appreciate it! ~Kath
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