Ten years ago I published my first post here at chaoticwhitespace.
It has been quite a journey….so much has happened in my life (including entering my 40’s! yikes!!) and there are so many different types of posts here which I’ve shared through the years.
This place has been like a great therapist to me and helped me through so much. I’ve shared a lot and for the foreseeable future I wish to continue sharing. I know that I will continue to grow and change in so many different ways….and there may come a day when I leave this all behind me and remove this corner of the world wide web which I currently call my home. I have dreams that I would like to accomplish before I “shuffle off this mortal coil.” (road trip, anyone?!)
In honor of the past ten years I want to share that very first post with you today. Please venture around my site as so much has been posted here that you may have missed and would certainly enjoy…
this is my chaoticwhitespace.
a place to go when all things around me seem to be falling apart. a place for refuge and solace in this world of angst.
i never considered creating something like this until i received an email from an old friend just recently, with a link to the blog that she just created; a place for her to go and drop her thoughts when the call came. after reading all that she wrote, i realized that this was exactly what i needed. creating a space for me for when i needed to be alone could be achieved on the world wide web (does that make sense?). it could be a great space for my personal reflections and could give me some much-needed therapy. a therapist costs money and you need to make the time for the appointments. the advice given may not be beneficial to you.
so i’ve finally reached ‘here’…….this chaoticwhitespace may just be the ‘therapy’ that i’ve been looking for. whether anyone reads this or doesn’t; whether anyone follows this or doesn’t; it all doesn’t matter much to me. what matters is that i have my own place to go for comfort and solace when time allows and my feelings call for it.
a space of my own to create and ‘work’ that noone else needs to know about. a space that gives me freedom to express myself with no judgements given to me. a space that can be anything that i need it to be. hiding behind the computer screen sounds appealing; doesn’t it? a space…..a chaoticwhitespace……..
who knows where this will lead but at least this space, my space, my chaoticwhitespace, is mine and mine alone.
a good therapist waiting for me at my disposal.
there’s something invigorating about having a space that’s mine which can be and will be anything that i need it to be.
like a cozy quilt, good book and hot cup of tea on a rainy day.
like a favorite soup simmering all day on the stove, while the snow is blowing outside.
like watching a favorite movie when time allows.
please, won’t you join me; on this journey into….