The Meaning Behind Roots North and South
This blog reflects my love of the “North” and all things “Great Lakes” that comes from my dear little Mother’s side of the family. It also pays tribute to all things “South” and time spent trailing along behind my beloved southern grandparents. I’ve spent half my life in the north and half living south of the Mason-Dixie line. I truly do have Roots in the North and in the South, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Welcome! So glad you stopped by for a visit.
I’m a newer blogger learning how to take better pictures, figuring out how to create “Home” and “Garden” posts and tours that don’t bore y’all to tears, and looking for opportunities to share my journey with others.
How I Got Started…
My blog has the tag line, A Gypsy’s Journal because it chronicles my journey.
I started writing it in 2011 at the recommendation of one of my many doctors. I was facing a very long recovery from a sudden and serious illness. Overnight, I went from someone who “moves at the speed of light” (as my boss used to say) and seemed to be part Gypsy (as my dad has always said) in my love of constant travel to someone who couldn’t leave the house many days.
Getting used to a slower lane wasn’t easy. Now I think of it as a blessing. People aren’t meant to move at the speed of light y’all! I get that now. What was a series of painful and frightening events turned in to the first new steps on this Gypsy’s journey.
Almost four years later, I’ve gotten used to the fact that the express lane is a distant memory and I’m cool with that. You will notice more blog posts about my art excursions and the variety of projects I have in the works on any given day, and fewer about being sliced and diced, jabbed, stabbed and scanned.
While I’m hoping to keep it that way, I am reminded to take it one day at a time every morning when I look at the verse on the George Carruth plaque that hangs over my coffee pot:
“Rise and Shine. Each new day is a gift filled with possibility.”
Hope you will join me on my journey and share yours when you can.