I’ve decided that it’s time. It’s time to highlight some blogs.
I love blogs. Blogs are my guilty pleasure. I read them and I love them. I read them and I comment. I read them and I think…I want to be that blog.
My name is Valerie and I blog stalk.
So I’ve decided to post about some of my favorite blogs to read.
Today is the first.
Today I want to talk about my friend Tara.
She has a lovely blog called Brackish Living that speaks to the life she lives deep down in what I call “South County”.
Tara lives on a Peninsula that juts out into the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. There she works tirelessly at a camp – the place where I first met Tara years ago.
Let me tell you a little bit about it.
It was my first summer as a counsellor. I was nervous and unprepared for the summer ahead but seeing as I had found no other jobs after investing in a four year music degree from Calvin College….I took it regardless of my qualifications.
I came into that summer not expecting to make any friends. I had cut my hair as short as possible in order not to keep guys at bay (not sure I needed that) and to keep potential friend seekers at a distance. I had a ton of friends already. I didn’t need any more especially camp friends – cause that’s super dorky.
I kept picturing all these really smiley people with too much energy coming up to me and force feeding me Pixie Sticks and soda.
But it was inevitable. Tara and I were fast friends. Under the hot sun and among the smiling faces of the children our hearts were bonded….by what, I don’t know exactly.
She is one of those people who you can talk to no matter how long of a time you’ve been apart. She is one of those people that I trust implicitly.
I sang at her wedding. She graciously came to mine. I remember telling her that I was pregnant by accident on day while trying to keep down my lunch. She was excited for me even though I had a terrible attitude.
But all these things are not reasons why I read Tara’s blog.
It’s entertaining. It’s delightful. She spells very well, which I envy.
She has a personal, honest and poetic way
of depicting her beautiful life.
So read Brackish Living. You’ll love it.