Blacksmithing: Formerly on my "I want to try that" list.

I will surely not be on my deathbed saying, “Oh I wish I had done…..”  If I want to try something, I do.  If there’s a big change I want to make, I make it happen.  I don’t live by society’s rules of “go to school, get married, buy house, have kids.”  I may do all or none of those – it’s my choice when, if, and in what order.

I also don’t believe I have to find one career and stick with it til I retire.  I do things I find interesting, until they no longer interest me.  Then I move on.  I make my own rules.  And when those don’t work, I change them:)

I’m a  Renaissance Soul.  A Scanner.   The whole idea of picking just one career baffles me – because I can’t imagine doing just one thing for the rest of my life.  I find something nearly every day that I want to try.  The question, “Where will you be five years from now?” seems silly because in five years I’ll be doing things that I haven’t even heard of yet.

And for all those people who say, “Can I live vicariously through you?” I say “Sure.”  Be my guest.  But do me a favor – think about your own dreams, then go out and pursue them:)

Caught in one of those, "Wow, is this really my life?" moments:)


  1. So glad to see you doing this! Looks like a resolution to blog on a regular basis – keep it up! I know you left me a message before the holidays – can’t possibly explain the chaos around here – I’m around now for a little while – send me an email and we’ll agree on a time to chat…..

  2. Hello Rebecca—

    I recently accepted an AmeriCorps Vista position at Mass. Campus Compact, and stumbled upon your blog. I’m still waiting to hear back on my specific job placement but I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit about your experience with MACC, and perhaps give me so advice. I would greatly appreciate anything that you have to share!


    • Hi Lauren –
      It was one of the best years of my life. I would love to talk to you about it. I’ll send you an e-mail with my contact info:)

  3. This is cool. Good work. Thanks for sharing.
    Try tracking down Ms Alice Aherns while at the JCCFS. I think she’s from Atlanta. I believe she’s taken more of the folk school classes than anyone ever…She’s charming and has an attitude akin to yours. I think you’d have fun chatting with her.

  4. Love tthis blog!

  5. Love the idea of your blog. I, too, am a Renaissance soul. I’m so glad you are pursuing what you would like to do. Keep at it, you’re an inspiration :)

    • Thank you Michelle! It’s so nice to meet other Renaissance Souls. Know that there are many of us out there. I support you in your adventures on this journey! :)

      • Yay, always good to know there are people out there like me doing what they love to do!

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