“Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass.” ~ Johnathan Kellerman
For someone reading my blog to assume I write about every aspect of my life would be foolish. For me to write about EVERY aspect of my life would be foolish on my part. It’s called a personal life for a reason, and while I freely share some aspects of my life . . . this is not a tell-all reality show that the public has somehow come to expect.
Everyone’s life has it’s ups and downs, it’s pivotal moments and it’s joys. Some I share. Some I don’t. That’s the joy of blogging — I get to share what I’m comfortable sharing and the rest . . . is mine to share with close family and friends.
There are those who may think they know me based on what they read here. They may assume that this blog gives them a window of opportunity to read into what I post and pepper it with their own assumptions. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Matter of fact, I giggle at the assumptions some people make when it feels as if they are trying to pinpoint where I stand on issues or what I’m doing with my life.
Here’s the thing . . . .
Life is fluid. Life is full of change. There are days I plan my work and work my plan. For the most part, there is no master plan, just a general idea. I used to be more rigid when my kids were younger, but that was a requirement. We needed stability and routine and we homeschooled and had deadlines.
Now, not so much.
I rarely drive the same route twice, choosing to take different routes, whether it’s to work or to the city or shopping or the movies or driving home to Missouri. While I enjoy eating out, I rarely get the same meal twice when I do so. I like to try new things, including tastes and textures. I enjoy activities I haven’t been able to engage in up to now because I was busy raising children.
Suffice to say, our family is doing well, the kids, spouses and grandkids are doing wonderfully. We couldn’t be happier and look forward to our infrequent times together — which in-and-of-itself is mind-boggling to most people. One son is pursuing a law enforcement career, one daughter has accepted a position as a nursing manager, one son and his wife are successful small business owners, one daughter has recently married and is expecting a child, another daughter has been accepted for dual enrollment in college and high school, yet another daughter is a beautiful stay-at-home mom to her two sweet young babies, and yet another son is quickly growing into his teenage body.
For those who may have been concerned that my previous posts on soul-searching and emotional upheaval signaled a rift in the family dynamics or a disparity in our relationship, rest assured . . . all is well.