Originally, Inventing Real Life was meant to be a practice blog, for Writing 101 and Blogging 101. It was also meant as a place to let my classmates know about my soon-to-launch Pinterest Bucket List Project at hunnedo.com. To be an expert at anything would be a treat, I’ve tried many things, stuck with a few discarded even more. My only claim to a niche would be my own wandering and wondering.
After posting a few entries, I discovered that I have much more to say that doesn’t exactly fit into the confines of a bucket list project. Inventing Real Life has so much more to do with establishing order for the random thoughts that ramble inside of my head. After turning five-oh, I find that the world I took for granted for so long can be put in another perspective. Paradigms have shifted and my feet are looking for steady ground. I’m an analog girl in a digital world.
A mom to three adult daughters, I was given the gift of another chance at motherhood in my mid-forties (biblical, I know!). I have a son who is six years old. It is vastly different to be an older mom to a young boy than it is to be a young mom. An entire generation passed between my youngest daughter, Emma, and her little brother, Harry. Electronic devices are the biggest difference. Babies easily swipe pages on a IPad, where my girls had to wait and listen to the noise of our dial up internet connection. Harry is becoming a Minecraft
As an active advocate for Oilfield Families, I belong to a number of Facebook Communities and groups. This has helped me to become a begrudging student of economics on both a Macro and Micro level. As of this writing, many families involved in American Oil are experiencing layoffs and workforce reduction.
Any and all points of view are welcome, I look forward to meeting all of you in the big wide world of blogging!