Hi, it’s me Shelley, a self-proclaimed learning-as-I-go(grow)-blogger-and-photographer from a quaint little town in the Midwest. Wait, scratch that – try this version: I’m a learning-as-I-go-Queen B (baby boomer baby)-taking-charge-of-life-making-50-something-great, ‘cuz you know that’d be a bit trendier in the world of blogging right?
Won’t you stay…just a little bit longer (like the lyrics of that song…??)!
I’m on a mid-life discovery Q-mission finding bits of whimsy through clicks of my camera’s lens. Mid-life is the best time (duh, I have to say that, ‘cuz that’s the stage I’m in…) to take charge of life, especially if you’re like me, an introvert hiding, and wishing, and wanting to change but too scared to have done it before.
I’m learning more about life from my 20-something daughters than I did myself at that age. And about how much I love reviving things that had gone dormant in storage boxes or myself over the years while they (we) were busy growing up.
Upon the arrival of an empty nest, the desire to have fun (outside of the normal working a day job kind of life) remains, and, whew, what a relief it is. And I earned some gray hair while remaining forever young at heart. When I noticed other (30 years younger than me) bloggers doing crazy fun stuff, I thought why can’t I be brave and do that, too? I’m not too old to learn new tricks!?!
Anyhow…that’s me in a nutshell. Welcome to what I call the Q-side where all things quaint & quirky are quintessential. To guide you, is me, myself, and I – the self-proclaimed “Queen of Dubious Minimalism TM“.
I blog about my whisperings in the wee hours of the morning. My blog (fueled by coffee) is where I focus on reviving everyday quaintness in my empty nester life as a Dubious MinimalistTM.
In case you didn’t notice my picture (flashing over there to the right >>>), I dared to let go of something as simple as hair coloring which revived my authentic and patient self in the process.
And I discovered – stuff is just stuff just like hair is just hair.
So glad you stopped by to join the ranks of millions (yeah right…a Queen can dream can’t she?) and search for your quirky side with me and let’s set it free!
PS – Your stories, photos, and tips about blogging, or reviving stuff, or letting stuff go are always welcome here! I love hearing from you! The quirkier the thought the better – please, do share!