About Inventing Real Life

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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 addict impresario.

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!

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42 responses to “About Inventing Real Life

  1. Hi marti, I have gone through your blog and I feel that your blog is really nice and very versatile. Keep up the good work and keep engaging people with your nice writings.
    It’s my pleasure to nominate you for the versatile bloggers award. CONGRATULATIONS!
    you can get the rules to accept here : https://theatuljain.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/versatile-blogger-award-2/
    Have a Good day and Happy Blogging

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  2. Isn’t it interesting how the blog develops?

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  3. Hey 🙂 I might have a solution for being an analog girl in a digital world… Become a digital elder?

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  4. I need to take a longer look across your posts, but really like the fact that you have a very practical, day to day honest blog. Perfect.

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  5. Thank you for the follow – Looking forward to getting to know you – 😀
    cate b

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  6. Thanks for the ‘follow’. I appreciate it! I’ve read a few of your post. You make me feel like I could be sitting in your home seeing all that your words convey. Very peaceful! So I’m going to follow you also. Thanks…JC

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  7. Hey, thanks for the like and follow and for supporting my cousin. I really appreciate it.

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  8. Thanks for the like on ‘In City Dreams’…

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  9. I keep meaning to tell you that I absolutely love this picture

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  10. You have a beautiful family 🙂 xo

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  11. Thanks for liking Quote5…

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  12. Oh those paradigm shifts! But truly, isn’t it fascinating how we have no idea what something is going to look like from the other side of where we’ve arrived? And your wonderful post has given me the heads up to remember that. 🙂

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  13. Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. I have a sister that is 13 yrs younger than me and I have watched how my parents raised her vs me and my other sister. It has been quite interesting. I am looking forward to your thoughts on being an analog girl in a digital word. 🙂

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  14. Ok wow… I’m impressed with your ability to dive right back into motherhood after having adult children. Good for you. You really do see the differences in the generations first hand.

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  15. I enjoy your blog, so I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Thanks!
    https://newpollyanna.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/liebster-award/

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  16. Hey there Marti! I’m doing a project where I’m following ten exciting, fresh, and interesting bloggers each day for the month of March 2015, and you’re today’s #7! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Have a good one!

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  17. Hey reallifemarti, I really enjoy your blog and wanted to nominate you for the Daydreamer Award, if you are interested you can find more information in my blog post here: http://fearofthereaper.com/2015/03/11/the-daydreamer-award/

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  18. I nominated you for a 10 line love poem challenge! Love and light!
    Here is the link:
    https://sendsunshine.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/10-line-love-poem-challenge/

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