A year ago (January, 2011), when I created this blog, My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands, my initial purpose was to have a place where I could store my impressions, thoughts, memories of living in the Netherlands. Not so much as creating a place of reference for readers searching for information about how it is to live in the Netherlands.
Although this year this blog will take another direction. Stay tuned :)
For a consummate dreamer like me, a blog is a magical canvas, where I could paint how I view life in words. Since each day that passes - it seems to me - can be described like a landscape, at other times a still-life, and most of the time a portrait.
Three months later (April, 2011), I created yet another blog, The Lightness of Being on the Bike. My purpose was to have a place to express the joy of being on the bike, and record my personal bike challenges. I always am visited by the fairy of ideas, but I almost always never jot down the gift of idea she gives me, and as I was warned they are very fleeting gifts, and need to be stored in words before they fly back to the fairy land. This blog is currently in slumber but hopefully it will be kissed back to existence before Spring 2012.
Being Beautifully 40. Perhaps it's vain to do so. Perhaps it's a way to confront the fears of aging, that I feel I should have but don't. Perhaps because I enjoy countdowns, and it seems fun to have a place where you can countdown your many birthdays in your 40's.
I begun running last year in Summer. This is something I have been wanting to do since I was a little girl of 9 or 10 y.o..There were countless times I started but never followed through. Years of years of finding reason not to, until one day when I was yet thinking of it and saw that it was the 8th of August, and for some random reason stumbled upon in the internet the 8K race in Amsterdam. It was an event within the annual marathon.
It was not until I have been running for 3 months that I took time to create a place with a purpose of documenting my transformation: Happy Feet of a Couch Potato, seems to be the apt blog title for this metamorphoses.
You might ask, why so many blogs - a heck lota mooosings?! I guess because I see each journey we make in life like a new book in the library of our lifetime. In this virtual world, I feel that every journey we would like to document deserves a separate blog.
The blog, Happy Feet in the Netherlands, which I created in the wee hours of the morning on the day of my very first race for the year 2012 (15th of January), will be the home for the stories of my running through the Netherlands.