My ReaLIZation

Observations of life for those with the occasional need for expressions of randomness

Hello world! Let’s dive right in…

on September 30, 2012

So, it appears that I am starting a blog.

I have recently become a casualty of a number of unforeseen circumstances (more frequently referred to as life) that have led me to a place of transition. I am currently unemployed and trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. I’ll keep you posted if I figure it out. In the meantime, I plan to blog. I am going to blog the blog out of this blog! Just you wait.

Hmmm…where to start. How about I start with today?

Today I am in Hackberry, Louisiana hanging out with some of my favorite women.

I am from an amazing family – the kind of family that really and truly enjoys one another and chooses to spend time together beyond the standard holiday “obligations.” In fact we started a tradition of girls’ weekends.

We’ve had all kinds of adventures where the sisters, aunts, moms, and daughters have enjoyed getting massages, traveling to the baths in Arkansas, antiquing in Texas, and relaxing in Louisiana.

The best souvenirs are always the stories and jokes we share, learning about where our family started and how far we’ve come. It’s fun to learn who your aunt, cousin, sister, or mom is as a women and a friend, rather than just as a relative. I highly recommend that you all try it.

We are currently enjoying our latest and greatest girls’ weekend in Hackberry. Today, I even swam with dolphins. At least, I attempted to swim with them. They weren’t really that keen on the idea.

- Tursiops truncatus A dolphin surfs the wake ...

Come on in, the waters great

I jumped in the water, and they took off. The problem was getting back into the boat. Apparently fishing boats don’t have ladders. As the waves washed me to and fro, I attempted to get my footing and launch my less than petite form back into the boat. It may have taken a while and it may not have been graceful or attractive but it happened. To me, that’s the important part.

Maybe I shouldn’t have gotten in without an exit strategy, but I guess, sometimes in life, you just have to jump and hope you can work the rest out as it comes. That’s what I am doing here and now.

Welcome to my blog. I hope I can figure out the rest of my life as needed. Wish me luck and stay tuned to see how it all turns out.

Drop me a line and tell me about a time that you jumped in without a plan.


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