Lately I've been trying to figure out how I want to use this blog. When I was setting up this account I had the intention of using it as another platform to advertise my Red Otter shop, showcasing my new creations and discoveries. Yeah, well, I didn't get too far. Quite honestly, those type of blogs (the "advertising" blogs) are fascinating to a point, and then I get tired of the impersonal repetitions. I quickly move onto other blogs. Blogs that talk to the reader like a personal conversation, a letter from them, to me. Blogs that give a peep into the writers life. It's the strange intimacy that I'm attracted to. In any case, I have a very difficult time putting my thoughts together in an organized, collected fashion, and the stress of writing a "professional" blog has become too daunting. So, after that long ramble I'm going to try and step out into a "Julia" blog. My blog. My letter. The peep into my life. So, without further ado, let me say Hello, and welcome!
If I could gather a few select photographs from my computers archive that would best tell you about me, this is what I would show:
This is my husband and I on our wedding day at the end of May this year. He's Scottish on both sides of his family, so he wore his kilt with pride!
I spent a good deal of my undergraduate in Duluth, Minnesota. Right on the majestic, frigid, slate colored Lake Superior. I have a thing for water. I love being near it, listening to it, swimming in it. It's a unique connection, and honestly, one that only makes sense to those who have lived near it. Anyways, here's my "mischievous" look that my husband finds so funny!
Another wedding photo! This is me with all of my bridesmaids, my dearest friends and my sisters. Very important picture!
And, no, this isn't blatant advertising, but this is part of me. My books are part of who I am. I love the process of putting a book together. I enjoy getting lost in my paper scraps, glue and scissors.
These pictures are pieces of my life. I hope they help you get to know me, just a little. Of course, I could always leave it to Facebook's personality application to tell you about me:
1. I would be Julia Roberts if I were an actress
2. Belle is the Disney character most like me
3. Audrey Hepburn has the personality most like mine
Isn't that fabulous? Well, I thought the little quiz's were a hoot. My husband didn't think so:
1. He would be Orlando Bloom if he were an actor
2. Beast is the Disney character most like him
3. Jimmy Stewart has the personality most like his.
Poor guy. He's the furthest thing from a Blooming Beast with a Stewart swagger. I'll tell you about him later.
Ta ta for now, I'm going to sign off for the evening. I have a season of Six Feet Under to watch!