Years later (I'm gonna be 53 in a couple weeks, you do the math) I discovered the internet. Blogs written by people that I wanted to be like. They shared their lives through pictures and words on the internet. They were across the country from me (or in one instance, 3 hours and I still haven't met her). They seemed very interesting, unique and so I started "following" their blogs (not stalking, it's two different things, really). Now and then I would comment on the blogs. I was always really excited when they responded to me... woah! Then one of them asked me to help write "blogs" about reusing things that others considered trash (see Girls Gone Trashy). That was so fun, Marci. We need to start it back up. One of them mailed me a beautiful set of pot holders and another sent me a beautiful hand-knit scarf in my favorite colors when I had written a post about going through a rough patch emotionally. One of them gardens, has two amazing sons, is a military wife who's husband used to live in Oregon and she likes to see pictures of Bella (my dog)
Read a bit about them on their blogs or facebook business pages and see if you can figure out what drew me to connect with them. Mama Pea at a Home Grown Journal; Michelle at Boulderneigh; the amazing parts-girl at Sasquatch Cycle Service or at A Homesteading Neophyte; Erin at Garden Now-Think Later!