Things I Love: An Introduction

We’ve been at this blogging business for more than a year now and I think it’s time I re-introduce myself – and perhaps make a note to introduce myself more frequently. Perhaps every six months or so? Anyway, I am Mary – I love nature, travel, fine food and wines, milk chocolates, cozy homes, and old friends. I believe in empathy and kindness, and strive to be the Mr. Rogers of my neighborhood and every community I enter. I believe in meditation and self-love over self-improvement. I am a natural empath and community creator. I write, paint, and take pictures. I love to read and visit old homes and museums. I am always watching wild-life and adore small town living. 

This space is my virtual home where I share my thoughts, what I’m working on, and what I’ve learned along the way. I share what I have gained in hopes that the lessons learned might help someone else move further along. I love sunsets and simple pleasures. I also love luxuries and will effortlessly select the most expensive car, gown, jewels, and accessories from any grouping – I have a natural eye for quality. I am incredibly choosy and remind my partner of this whenever he is having a tough time selecting the right gift for me, I like what I like and I don’t like what I don’t, I own this because it is simply the truth. 

I believe in spoiling children and that I have already learned far more from them than I could every hope to teach. I am grateful, deeply religiously grateful for all I have and all that has yet to come my way. I keep a growth mindset and a wheaten terrier close by to ensure humility. And I love my life, I’m so happy to share it with the world. That said, this is my virtual living room, no socks on the floor. If you make a mess you will clean it up or I will kindly ask you to leave, this is a space for comfort, safety, delight, and dazzlement. There is no room for disrespect or unkindness. I like you already, I know we’ll be friends, I can’t wait to see what you bring to the conversation. 

Now I’ll get back to the work of creating and I hope you’ll put on the kettle and cuddle up and join me.

Some conversation starters if you’d like to chat: What have you created lately that you are proud of? Is there a house rule you particularly remember or love from your own childhood? What lessons did you learn in Kindergarten that you still carry with you today?