The Blogging Journey

It’s been a while since I expressed my gratitude for this blogging experience, to WordPress, which makes it possible, and for the Love that inspires me, for the online friends I’ve made and for you, dear readers, who take time from your busy lives to ride this wave with me. You have felt my inspiration and love for our human race and you have experienced my anxieties and worries for us and our world. If you are a regular reader, you’ve learned about my illness and the tremendous energy-sucking guilt I had stored up. You’ve been with me as I learned how hard it is for myself and my neighbors to be ‘poor’ and to live in a low-income apartment complex–and how I’ve learned to be grateful for what we do have. You may have read about me learning NOT to judge other people, to be asked instead to always choose compassion, which I have been unable to do at all times. (I’m working on it.) During this time I was blessed to connect with fellow sojourners, those of the air, the red-tailed hawks who live in the area. Did you read about the days when I went mind-numbingly blank, caught up in writer’s pride?

The greatest challenge for me has been the daily posting. I laugh now when I think about how naïve I was to make a promise last June to post every day. I wanted every post to be a love letter from God (the Great Mystery, the Universe, Buddha, the Divine Feminine, by whatever name you use), but I was unable to rise to the occasion every day. Some days I am so personally stressed I can’t meditate; on others I am so saddened by the state of our country and world and my faith is so weakened—well, you’ve seen it—only two weeks ago I felt a strong urge to delete the entire blog. Some days I can barely get out of bed and on others I am in such a fog I can’t remember writing the posts, yet here they are, every day since June 14, 2009. Thank goodness for my friends and fellow bloggers who have helped me by guest-posting here, blessing us all with their wisdom by being a part of Notes Along the Path.

On March 14th, it will be nine months! I really can’t believe it—time has flown by. I am happy to have made myself a part of cyberspace. Though nothing lasts forever, I’m glad for my tiny blip on the big radar in the sky.:) It has been quite the growing experience and, if it’s possible, I’ll always have my memories of you and this blogging experience.


10 thoughts on “The Blogging Journey

  1. Welcome back! It’s not important HOW much you post, it’s important THAT you post! Your wisdom is someone elses road map!

  2. Yes, Pam, thank you for continuing to post. It helps me, too, to focus on the spiritual although there are times when things pile up but I do make the effort to comment. Thanks again for your faithfulness and for putting your faith and love out there for all to benefit.

  3. I second and third that, it’s really the quality much more than the quantity anyway. You’re a precious gem Pam, whether you post once a day or once a month, and even if you don’t post at all. I’ve been meditating lately on one of my favorite poems ever, and I’m thinking it might be soul soothing for you, too:

    Wild Geese
    by Mary Oliver

    You do not have to be good.
    You do not have to walk on your knees
    for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body
    love what it loves.
    Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
    Meanwhile the world goes on.
    Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
    are moving across the landscapes,
    over the prairies and the deep trees,
    the mountains and the rivers.
    Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
    are heading home again.
    Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
    the world offers itself to your imagination,
    calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
    over and over announcing your place
    in the family of things.

    • Thanks for the love and healing vibes, Sven. This is an AWESOME poem. Poets are so interesting because they always say so much in so few words. I do really appreciate this poem, especially the ‘world offering itself to our imaginations and announcing our place in the family of things.’ What a healing idea.
      Have anything for moms of 17-yr-old fierce, Scorpio daughters?:)

      • haha, the best Scorpio advice I can give is to stay with her no matter how fierce and painful. It may not be fun and easy, but the rewards at the top of the transformational ladder are huge. It might just take a few years before you’ll see the fruits of that intense labor, but it’s worth it.

        • Thank you, kind sir. You are right–it’s worth it to hang in there with our loved ones, to never give up on the ‘best possible outcomes.’ That is a mom’s job, after all…

  4. Hi Pam,

    Your words are so touching ! I for one am so happy to have met you over this Blog-Land forum Pam. Whenever I have a moment and am feeling a little insecure or disheartened I think “I know, I’ll pop over to Pam’s!”. Your posts always inspire, delight, educate and interest me. Your words are always passionate, thoughtful, giving and considered. Please don’t delete !!! If you need to take time out every now and then to recharge your batteries, just take it. There’s no pressure…No expectations.

    Thank you for being YOU !

    Love, Colleen

    • Dear Colleen,
      This support from you, a young woman who inspires so many people with her heartfelt, incredibly deep and insightful posts and poetry, means so much to me. Thank you for caring and for your kind words.

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