Katherine has asked us how we feel as bloggers who are "of a certain age." I will be honest and say that I think, as a group, we are a lot more interactive with comments and support of one another and a great deal less competitive, which is silly anyway. The fact that we are all still vertical is a bonus, fercryin' outloud. I started blogging to make some connections outside my adopted town, where I feel like an outsider, not for more drama. So these middle-aged women are keeping me sane!!
When I first began blogging, it was just about life in general, and then I tried to get specific with posts about fixing up our 1948 cottage. But that is a wheel which turns so slowly that I had to add crafts and recipes and other stuff. Then I began writing Downton Abbey recaps which were a huge hit! DL occasionally co-writes a post (that's my husband) about a project, and I write a "Menopause" feature a couple of times a month, and so it has turned once again into a blog about life in general.
And so it goes.
|(This is Charles Dickens. I *heart* him.)|
In real life, I am an English teacher. I am hoping to switch to a media center (aka library) job this fall, but that remains "up in the air" for now. English is no longer about the literary canon (which is why I loved it so much), but about literacy skills. Reading in high school is a hard sell...and I'm tired.
I am counting down the months (we're at 21 right now) when I can be a full time somethingotherthanteacher. And I can participate in creative shenanigans while enjoying a beverage!
I hope you'll come back and visit again! And to all my Canadian friends...Happy May Two Four!!