They say there are two sides to every story … maybe there are two sides to every person too.
“I’m complicated, mysterious, yet content with the simple things in life. Don’t try to understand me; you won’t figure me out. But you’re free to like me the way I am.” ~ Marwa Avad
Take me for instance … on this blog I talk about, amongst other things, my love of my flower garden … the countryside that surrounds me … nature and wildlife … the beauty of which motivates me to try and paint pictures with words … possibly revealing my more feminine, soft and sensitive side …
It’s wonderful when you can bring sparkle into people’s lives without fading away from your own true colour. Keep the hue in you. ~ Dodinsky
However, on my other blog, A Woman of the Soil, here … it brings out the more down to earth … practical … no-nonsense side of me … talking about my vegetable/kitchen garden …its successes and failures both … a part of my life that brings such satisfaction most of the time.
“Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure, is unsure, and this means I am growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.” ~ Jarod Kintz
In each case I try to take you, my readers, on an enjoyable journey … sharing personal experiences … hopefully from a fresh perspective … giving you small glimpses of who I am … showing my take on the things I am passionate about.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? ~ Fanny Brice
The two sit comfortably with me … I can be practical when I need to be … digging and planting, hauling logs or sacks of grain … or I can be creative … painting delicate watercolour pictures or writing a piece of fiction. Both sides of my character make up who I am … sometimes one dominates the other out of necessity… but each have their place in my life … sometimes a dreamer … sometimes logical. Just going with the flow one day … and making hard decisions on another.
Sometimes though I lose my mojo – my motivation to do the things I enjoy – and become very negative – but still going through the motions out of habit. I stopped posting on my veg growing blog for almost a year; still growing veg but just not wanting to share as I just wasn’t getting any enjoyment out of it – and I was sure that that feeling would be conveyed to the readers of the blog.
I carried on with the Rosebank blog because I could cover a variety of topics – even though it started out as purely a gardening blog. It’s funny how things change – how we change – my mojo is back and I have started the other blog back up again and am taking delight in talking about growing veg and producing my own food once more.
So, there you have it – a little of what goes on inside my head – you are probably thinking what a load of old ‘tosh’ and you are probably right, but I guess we all have different facets to our personality – at least I hope so, wouldn’t life be boring if we didn’t.