For the last four years, Lucky Cow has been the place where I've road-tested my life and the person I wanted to be...
I wrote and wrote until people started to say, "You know, when I read your blog I can hear you speaking. It sounds just like you." I found my 'voice', that elusive thing I spent years chasing across the pages of notebooks and short stories, through creative writing classes and epistolary email relationships.
I explored my inner world and laid it bare: not in all its gory (and sometimes self-absorbed) glory - that I saved for my journals as I wasn't the only combatant on the field. I may have been an embedded journalist in the drama of my own life, but there were reporting restrictions.
And as I learned, I shared it here. And at the end of a now nearly ten-year exploration of my inner world, all I can really lay claim to is my humanity, my ignorance and the unshakable faith I have in my heart's ability to keep growing big enough to cope with anything that life throws at me.
My soul, it appears, learns from it all: good or bad, which is why I love the 1 Giant Leap track 'Wounded in All The Right Places'. Oh, and the other thing I've learned is that it's time to take myself less seriously... life, after all, unfolds whether I want it to or not, so I might as well laugh as cry!
And so now the dreamer has awoken and found that the life I've been dreaming into existence is here. Right now.
www.jodyday.com), it's a huge part of who I am. And this blog has helped me own and honour that.
I believe there's a whole generation of women who didn't get to be mothers sitting at home feeling like they've failed as women - and Gateway Women aims to support, mobilize and catalyze all that juicy nurturing energy and release it back into the world to make it a better place.
The world needs to be taken better care of, and www.gateway-women.com hopes to do something to change that.
When I was a child, I was often told off for 'day-dreaming'.
And now I'm grown up, I get to make those day-dreams come true.
And so the title of this blog, Lucky Cow, is no longer ironic.
If you want to subscribe to my new blog at www.gateway-women.com it'd be great to see you over there. And if not, thank you for sharing this journey with me. I'll be leaving this blog active, but probably only posting here from time to time.
This entry is dedicated with gratitude to Tim Berners Lee. We owe you one Tim. Jodykat xx