Well, a week has gone by since I started this darn blog thing, and, of course, I haven’t felt like writing a darn thing since then. Lesson for today: don’t start a blog until you’re ready to blog.
I’ll come around. I’ll get in the swing. I’m a little slow to start, but I catch on. I think I was the last person in America to use an ATM card. I complained grievously to the clerk at our local movie rental store when it became impossible to rent a decent VHS. (Why, oh why, when we all had perfectly good VCRs did it become necessary for everyone in the country to purchase DVD players — thanks to the techno-gods, there’s always a reason to buy a new machine. This has nothing to do with the 8-tracks I bought for my boyfriend for his birthday in 1976.) And, believe it or not, we don’t have a cell phone. I’d rather sit in a tree and chat with the birds, but they’re not really interested in chatting with me. Squirrels, on the other hand…
Anyway, what I’m getting at is that my higher goal of focus and direction for this little blog of mine didn’t take into consideration that that would take, you know, extra time. I do learn many lessons, but writing about them in an interesting way, takes some thought processing. I’m going to leave the big lessons to my Notes from Jen and you can read them at my website. I’ve got a collection of musings there that you might just relate to.
So what’s to become of Jen’s Blog? Well, from this moment on it will be called “In Studio,” and I will write about my current projects as an artist and writer and how that meshes with my life as a middle-aged white chick, mother, wife, daughter, sister, taco lover and all-around handy-person. Quite simply, I will journal. I think I learn something most every day, so techinically I’m not giving up my ultimate ideal — I’m just being realistic.
If you’ve got a project on my list, this will be a good place to check to make sure I’m working on it. You can also find out how I feel about it. Above all, I intend my journaling to be honest. In addition, I wish it to be heartwarming as well as compelling and even inspiring.