I started this blog several years ago (May 2007, to be exact) with the intent of journaling my thoughts from day to day. Several re-directs and missteps later, I feel like it will now be what it should have been all along: reflective of my widely varied interests and more in line with my heart and soul.
I largely credit Margaret Lobenstine for this latest shift. Her book, The Renaissance Soul: Life Design For People With Too Many Passions To Pick Just One, has been a godsend. In much the same way that relief comes to a person suffering from an unknown malady when there is finally a diagnosis made and a treatment plan formed, I find great peace of mind knowing that: a) I can put a name to my peculiarities and, b) I'm not so peculiar, after all.
"Renaissance souls", as defined by Ms. Lobenstine, are not necessarily geniuses and/or do not excel in every undertaking. Neither are they flakey and irresponsible because they seem to jump from thing to thing. Rather, they are simply those who crave variety and prefer to pursue that variety in any number of ways, and so have a different approach to their work and life.
This blog is now - hopefully - reflective of my own very personal journey through life as a newly-christened Renaissance soul. My hope is that this venture can help me maintain focus and accountability in my own life, and perhaps help you discover something helpful and/or inspiring for yours. Thanks for joining me here!