Welcome to pattimiinch.com!
I'm a widow and the mother of two adult children (a son and a daughter), mother-in-law to two, reader, lover of sports, wanna-be digital scrapbooker, teacher, writer, knitter, and so much more. And as of a few weeks ago, I can proudly and with great excitement share that I am also a grandmother-to-be (Baby V is due December 9)!
In the nearly-10 years since my husband passed away after a 6-week and 1-day battle with cancer, I've moved several times, changed jobs, retired, seen my two children marry, and struggled to find my place in this life I never imagined I'd be living.
I've struggled to find my focus and place in the blogging world as well.
I began this blog several years ago, intending to focus on how to redesign your life after experiencing a significant loss. At times, I've written with focus and clarity; at others, I've wandered.
After considerable soul-searching, I've decided it's time to change direction a bit.
On Tuesdays, I'll be sharing my thoughts about all sorts of things -- writing, current topics of interest, my current writing project(s), travel, life redesign, etc.
Every Thursday I'll post a book review.
And most Fridays (sometimes late Thursday night) I'll participate in Five Minute Friday, a group of bloggers (primarily women) who connect each week in an online, unedited flash mob free-write based on a one-word promote provided by our fearless leader Kate Motaung.
Whether it's a Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, I hope you'll respond via a comment with your own thoughts, reactions, ideas, and so forth.
This blog is not intended to be monologue; rather, my hope is that it will become a place of conversation, one in which you feel comfortable participating. One in which your voice can be heard.
Again, welcome! I'm so glad you're here, and I can't wait to chat with you.