Welcome to Post #100! I feel like celebrating every time I actually finish a post 🙂 but obviously this one is special. Instead of trying to create something deep and philosophical for you though, I would like to use this auspicious moment to simply introduce myself —I mean the actual person behind the writing—and tell you what this blog just taught me.
When I started this blog I imagined it as a group effort. So I invited a few others to write posts and we all enjoyed the very mercurial quality of the Life As a Wave theme. In other words, we didn’t really have a theme or direction. We just wanted to express positivity. As for my role, I was coordinating the efforts and writing mainly about animal rights and my own vegan lifestyle choice. As time went on, I kept writing and loving it while the others’ contributions decreased. (Don’t worry. No bridges were burned over it!) Soon I was the sole writer and now the blog is one of the great loves in my life.
As I wrote more though I began to ask “But what is this blog about?? Everybody seems to have a point. What’s my point??” Ultimately, I’m fine not having a point. But I’m also happy to say that after all these posts, I think I finally know my point…I know what I’m writing about. 🙂 I am writing about connection. Hmm…I think I actually knew that from the beginning. But the connections that intrigue me are multilayered so for a long time I didn’t see that Connection was the common thread between all these topics I wanted to write about. Now I see…writing about animals is reflecting a connection to to other life…writing about meditation relates to connection with ourselves…writing about relationship is about connection with fellow people…and so on. Connection is something we are doing all the time in all kinds of ways but usually with no recognition that we are doing it. So I think my point is that if we can connect more intentionally and with greater compassion then wonderful things—awaiting their own emergence—are possible.
With this new understanding of my own point in hand, I look forward to writing the next 100 posts with more authenticity than ever! And on that note, let me introduce myself. I have remained “~~~S Wave~~~” because 1) using that name reminds me of one of the reasons I write this blog: to contemplate what connects us all beyond the limits of our names or earthly identities, 2) I didn’t want to be pigeonholed as a writer by presumptions that might arise from one look at a picture, and 3) it just really began to feel like my name! But, my name in “real life” is Simone and here I am near my home in Southern California:
I’ll keep on writing as ~~~S Wave~~~, my real Self :), and I promise to let you know when my point changes again, as it is most certain to do. I look forward to see what the next 100 posts bring to our collective experience.
Be well. Always find something to celebrate.
~~~S Wave~~~ (aka, Simone)