Welcome to those of you who have found your way here! This is my very first post. I have been a silent, (well, almost silent) reader in J-Land for almost six months now. In that time I have laughed, cried and shared a part of your lives. The experience has touched me and made me want to join your community. My name is Sam.
There was much trepidation on my part about starting a journal. I have never kept a regular journal and really did not know if I had anything to say. I was also leery of being committed to something that would surely command a good chunk of my time. So I continued to just read. I can't tell you how long it took for me to actually comment in one of the journals I read.
When I finally did comment in a journal I was pleasantly surprised to get a polite thank you note and was invited to share a little about myself, so the journaler could get to know a little about me. Hmmm ... scared again. But, I got over it and slowly opened up a little to some very nice people.
They are two of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure to acquaint myself with and I must thank them both right here and right now.
Pennie, your kindness to me and your encouragement I shall never forget. Your talent with the written word is absolutely awesome! You have such a gentle soul and kind spirit. I would want to read anything you ever wrote. Any of you who do not know BlondePennieRae yet must take a visit to read her at: http://journals.aol.com/blondepennierae/APenniesWorth
Judi, your spirit soars strong and high. Your talents are many, but as an artist, you cannot be equaled. Your journal is fun, informative and gives one a great insight into the person that you are. I thank you for sharing yourself with all of us so generously. Your writing abilities are superb. All of J-Land knows of Judith Heartsong. If there is anybody who has found his or her way here who has not visited Judi's journal can follow this link and be enriched:http://journals.aol.com/judithheartsong/newbeginning/
The friendship of both of these ladies will always be special to me, for they helped open the door to becoming a member of this most talented community. I look forward to many more friends and acquaintences as now I, too, make my way in J-land.