Star, Simplified is two years old! Well, technically she turned two on September 12th, but who’s counting? It’s funny, when I started this blog in 2008, it was on the advice of my friend, Iris, who thought I needed a place to vent about some pretty upsetting and maddening things that were going on in my family. And it did help to write them down, since my whole career had involved writing down emotions. It helped me clear my mind and heart.
But, oh how this little blog has grown! When I look over all the posts of the past year, it’s hard to pinpoint one subject matter. Sure, I still have my serious times, grappling with getting older (Seeking My Self Esteem) and trying to cope with being hurt (In Search of a Grown-up Playmate and My Fade-Away Friend.)
And then there are always Nature pieces, as well. I have done 17 “On Cloud Patrol’s” and various pieces about birds and cats and bunnies and insects. And I try to cover the changing seasons, too, as in Tracking Winter.
This past year I also started reviewing movies and TV shows, such as my “Farewell to the Fishers” after I finished “Six Feet Under.”
Also, I started my column “Ten Good Things,” which morphed into “Five Good Things,” which has been a good wake-up call for me to remember that no matter what is going on, we always have good things in our lives if we just keep our eyes open.
So, all in all, it has been a pretty interesting and fulfilling year, at least for me. You notice I didn’t bring up my medical double-vision junk, but maybe I should, because not only has this blog given me a place to vent my fears, but it has shown me how many wonderful readers and blogging friends I have. Your comments and support have touched my heart and meant the world to me. It only takes a moment to leave a comment, but boy, some of your comments have stayed with me a whole lot longer.
Thanks for sticking with me. I’ll try to make the next year even better.
Love you guys,