The New Geeez

Hello and welcome  to my blog re-boot! 

I realized that I had lost focus and I didn’t feel like my site reflected who I am and so now I have a new format and my content is going to change a little.   Getting around is going to be a little different and some of the catagories have changed:   Stories about Cats & Dogs Living Together and creating Chaos  has merged into “Animal Adventures”.  Posts about parenting and grandparenting has become “Land of the Littles”  Mostly everything else has been merged into “Miscellany”  And there is one brand new catagory which is going to scratch an itch I have been avoiding for a very long time; “Fumbling Faith”  where I am going to really go out onto a limb and explore the condition of my spirit.

While I was gone I took a writing course (which I have never actually done before) and learned a lot about myself as well as a few new tricks to share.  

I really hope that those of you who read will also comment and share.  I hope you will join the GeeezBlog Community Facebook page and ‘Like’ that and pass it along.

Meanwhile, here is my new “About Me” post.   A little less shallow.  A little more accurate.  A lot more real.

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Greetings & Salutations~

We all have a story.

My name is LeAnn and I am 53 years old.  I live in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.  I have two grown children (B & L) a daughter in law (J) and a grandson (Bubba) who is 3 years old.  By day I am a Corporate Controller.  I have several pets.   This, in a nutshell, are my statistics.

It is not, however, who I am.  Nor is that my story.

To pay the rent I work with data and numbers and scads of paperwork.  But when I am off the clock I love to spend time with my family (especially Bubba who is the most amazing Little ever!) and play with photography and watch TV and read.  And I love to write.  All of these things create my story.  My story is fluid and meandering.  It takes odd twists and turns and many side trips down many paths.  Occasionally it takes a trip down a rabbit hole.  Sometimes my story is deep and insightful.  Sometimes it is funny and glib.  It may be brutally honest.  Sometimes it is written while I struggle with my weight or with depression.  Sometimes it is filled with silly stories about my cats.   While in the past this blog has mainly been about things that are funny; now it will include all things honest and vulnerable and true and even ugly.

This blog- This place- is where  I want to incite thought and muse and bravery.  I want to incite laughter and joy and connection.  I want to incite you, Dear Readers, to tell Your Story and to find Your ‘Thing’:  that place that you go where you lose track of time and space and boundaries that tell you that whatever it is isn’t valuable or noteworthy or of interest to anyone else in the world.  And I want to hear about it!

Writing is my ‘Thing’.  This blog is one place where it can be read and shared.  This is where it gets out of my head and becomes tangible.

I am so glad that you have joined me.  I hope you are moved by what you find here:  Moved to thought or action or dreams or goals.  Maybe something will touch a sore spot and incite healing or anger or motivation.  I hope that, by putting this out there, some connection might happen that comes from the realization of shared experience.  I want to both have and give that validation that comes when you believed you were all alone and you realize that you are not.

Sometimes convincing you is convincing myself.  Inciting you will be inciting myself.  Motivating you will motivate myself.

Of course, if I can make it funny- I most certainly will. 

Love, Always……


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2 Comments on “The New Geeez

  1. This made me laugh because I can relate to the whole “is it good enough, am I good enough” love that has to be earned. Even though it doesn’t. Hello, it’s not grace if you have to earn it!! A great book I dig back out about once a year is Philip Yancey’s “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”. You describe how I felt after TWO divorces… and yet here I stand, knowing that I am loved and forgiven because of who my Abba is, not because of anything else.

    • Hi Sherri~
      I have been trying to get that earned love thing out of my head for the past 20 years at least! I KNOW it is wrong but it is the default setting in my head. Good thing we can always learn and grow and change! Thanks for the book recommend. I think I have read that– I will have to check it out. Maybe it is time for a refresher.

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