Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Beginning

I don't consider myself to be a creative person.  I'm a left-brained, list-making, logic loving individual.  I'm an engineer.  While there's problem solving involved, there's lots of rules, which satisfies the left-brained me.  So for me to start a blog is a HUGE leap.  BIG.  I'm worried about writing something that others (you) will find interesting.  What if I'm not funny?  What if I'm (horrors) BORING?  In addition to writing something that will hopefully hold your interest, I have to worry about the technology of hosting a blog.  

So how did I decide to write a blog?  A friend has one.  It's interesting.  I get to learn about a part of his life that I don't normally see.  I thought it would be cool to let my friends and family keep up with things going on in my life.  Maybe make some new friends.  If nothing else, it's a document of my life.  And I think my life is kind of interesting.  Not blow it out of the water crazy, but just kind of different.  

You see, I'm kind of what my husband calls a schizophrenic hobbyist.  I have a lot of interests.  I garden, quilt, crochet, knit, spin, and keep bees.  Oh, and I motorcycle.   I started with the crochet and knitting in college, when I needed cheap Christmas presents.  Then I started quilting when I lived in Cheyenne, WY and took a beginning quilting class.  After moving to Colorado Springs and buying a house here, I started a vegetable garden.  Wanting to increase pollination in my garden, I became interested in beekeeping.  And living in this gorgeous state gave us a desire to explore it more, and DH had always wanted a motorcycle, so we got one.  Then we got another.  Then a friend found out I was a knitter, and said I should learn how to spin.  So I did.  And that's how my life became so full.

I'm trying not to be a schizophrenic writer, and keep these posts focused, but there's just so much I want to tell you in the beginning.  My goal is to do a series of initial posts giving a little background about each of my hobbies, and then to have the future posts divided into sections with updates on stuff.  

But first, I had to come up with a name for my blog.  Did I mention I'm not creative?  I couldn't think of anything that expressed what I wanted the theme of my blog to be.  It couldn't be a knitty name, because I wanted to talk about motorcycling too.  It couldn't be a quilting title, because I wanted to talk about my garden and beekeeping too.   I couldn't think of a quirky alliterative title that covered it all.  I want to talk about all the aspects of the things I enjoy in my life.  My life.  Hmmm, too bland.  I live on the edge of the Great Plains in Colorado (even if Pikes Peak is in my backyard), above 6000'.  So "My High Plains Life" it is.

Comments?  Questions?  Suggestions?  Recommendations?