I tend to compartmentalize my life. It's not right or wrong, it's just the way it is. Besides my family, I have 4 passions: reading, health, cooking, and genealogy (not necessarily in that order). I would like to include travel, but I don't have the budget to do a whole lot of that (although how I wish I did!).
To get back to my earlier ramblings about compartmentalizing - I tend to go manic in one direction or another. When I'm on a reading kick, that's all I focus on is reading and discovering new authors, and reading, and reading, etc., etc. I even have (had) a blog to that regard titled imaromancereader.blogspot.com (bet you can't guess what I like to read!).
Then I tend to go on a health kick and I live, breath, and sleep all things health and weightloss related, focusing all my energy to that area of my life and neglecting everything else. When I get in this mindset, I spend a lot of time at southbeachfriends.net/forum/index.php. I also have a blog to that regard at southbeachdietadventures.blogspot.com.
I also love to cook and create new things in addition to trying new ideas I've discovered either in a magazine, or cookbook, or blog, or email list (you get the general drift). Sometimes (although not often), I would even blog about that at sbdarecipes.blogspot.com.
Finally, my last passion is genealogy and although I don't blog about it, I have spent my fair share of time at http://www.ancestry.com/ and several other paid and non-paid genealogy sites. I especially love discovering new connections and becoming acquainted to family I didn't know I had.
What is my point? I don't really have one, really. This will be my way of trying to de-compartmentalize (is that even a word???) my life a bit and take a bit of the pressure off. See, when I get in my reading mode, I neglect my health minded friends. When I get on my health kick, I neglect my reading friends. And, you guessed it, when I get on a genealogy kick, I neglect my reading AND healthy friends. Life shouldn't be that way...and usually isn't. Are any of us really that compartmentalized?
With that being said, welcome to my new home. Feel free to leave a comment and I'll feel free to leave you one also. It'll be an adventure. Somedays I may talk weightloss, or reading, or some great family mystery...but I'll definitely try not to be boring. The operative word here is try.