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Deanna Bates on telephoneIf a life story begins with a breath, a walking journey begins with a step, and a writing blog begins with a word….what is my word?

Hello seems trite (you had me at hello?).  Hola is not appropriate (since I’m not Hispanic, although I do live in San Diego where a lot of Spanish is spoken).  Welcome seems pretentious (like I’m assuming there will be an audience for my foray out of my comfort world of pen and paper and into the scary world of social media).

I think my word is GRATITUDE.  I am grateful that I am at the time in my life where I can try something new.  I am grateful for my tech savvy daughter (this is your thank you, Taryn!) that is nudging me into the computer world I have avoided (Don’t ask me about my Instagram or Twitter account – I don’t have them:).  Most of all, if you are reading this, I am grateful for you.  Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to check out my website.  I know that there are so many different things and people that vie for our attention these days, and I appreciate that you’ve found your way to my corner of the web.

This blog is my attempt to make sense of my life and find joy and inspiration to enrich it going forward.  I have always used writing to help me understand and work through the challenges life sends me, as well as appreciate the beauty and humor of moments that touch me.  It is a little scary to be sharing my inner thoughts with a wider audience (remember I’m someone who isn’t technical!), but I’m hoping there are others out there that can relate to my mid life musings.

So, I am grateful you have found your way to my little corner.  I hope you check back now and then and join me on this journey.

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