Monday, September 20, 2010

My First Post in My New Home

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.

15 comments:

Lori said...

Yay you, Dev! Hope that means we'll see more of you :)

And I've been all over ancestry.com for the last few months, too.

MarnieColette said...

Yeah I know what you mean... Wow... I am the first official blog follower. Yeah!

Dev said...

Lori ~ I hope so. I really am trying - I hate disappearing on my pals, so I think this may be the way to go.

Marnie ~ Hello! I'm glad you stopped by :-)

Jenster said...

Hi Dev! Long time, no see!! I'm glad you're back around!

Dev said...

Hi Jen! I hope to be better about being around. Promise!

Isabel said...

Hey you! Welcome back! I've missed you. :) I started an account on ancestry but all i found was joey's family info. Ugh!

Dev said...

Thanks Izzy! It's good to be back! I've missed all my online friends :-)

Holly said...

Yay Dev! I'm so glad to see you getting back to it. I've missed you.

I hear you about compartmentalizing. I've gotten better about it in the last couple of years, but it's been a struggle for me, too.

I'm excited that you'll be doing everything right here.

Dev said...

Hi Holly! I've missed you too. Thank God for Twitter and Facebook, or you would have really thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth.

Holly said...

It's true! I was worried about you until we reconnected on Facebook.

Yay for social media! lol

CindyS said...

Yay Dev!! I'm so glad you are back and hey, I love reading whatever people are talking about. I actually thought you had become one of Sybil's minions - uh, reviewers ;)

Off to change the link on my blog side bar!

CindyS

Dev said...

Hi Cindy!!! I'm glad you like to read, because I tend to be chatty - (8 updates in 2 days??? May be a bit extreme!) I need to go back to your blog and catch up and what you and Bob have been up to.

nath said...

Awesome, Dev!! I didn't know that you loved cooking and genealogy so much!! I think this is going to let us get to know the whole you and I think it's great :D I'm glad to see you blogging again :)

And very nice layout :)

Dev said...

Nath ~ Thanks much! I'm glad to be back and getting into the groove again.

Dev said...

Oh and PS, Nath! I actually thought of you when I bought the knew Jodi Thomas book. Have you read it yet?