My name is Glynis Jolly. I have been in the blogosphere for over fifteen years, flitting from one blogging host site to another. I still have blogs at other host sites but this is where I’m the most comfortable.
I’m an older struggling writer still trying to decide if I should write a novel or stick with articles and essays. I’m sure once I have made up my mind and have a novel or several articles/essays under my belt, I will be about to continue like wildfire. You will find I am obsessed with writing if you browse through this blog, although, occasionally, I have touched on other subjects. If you’re curious as to which topics I usually discuss, please consult the list of categories on the sidebar.
How Older Am I?
I am old enough so AARP can consider me a senior but I really do not feel old inside yet. I am old enough to have salt and pepper hair [and I am not a redhead]. I am old enough to not only be a grandmother, but a great-grandmother to boot. I am old enough to remember the unrest that was prevalent in this country [U.S.] during the Vietnamese War. I am old enough to have been one of the demonstrators against that war, although just barely. I am old enough to know I do not know even half of what I could know if I had paid better attention all these years.
A Loner — I Think
I seem to be my happiest when I am alone. I can be a chatterbox but once I am out in that sort of setting, I always wish I had stayed quiet instead. Being a loner makes life trying as part of a couple. This appears to be double in my circumstances because my husband is the opposite of me, wanting people and noise 24/7. Fittingly, my son [from my first marriage] is like me, an introvert, while my stepdaughter is more like her father, an extrovert.
True to My Culture
Despite the fact that I live in Tennessee right now, I am definitely a westerner. Unlike here in the eastern US, cultures, races, and economic classes mix freely and wildly in the west. Often I forget where I am and treat everyone the same, putting people ill at ease no matter which side of the fence of the ostensible piece of land being the subject. I feel as if I am living in a foreign country most of the time.
I hope you will distinguish my posts with your presence and be good enough to comment on what I write.
- Are Personal Blogs New-Fangled Journals? ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 240 (socialbridge.wordpress.com)
- The Beginning (athenauy5.wordpress.com)