Sunday, December 5, 2010


I know you've heard the rumors, so I'm here to set the record straight 
          . . . (drum roll, please) . . . 

For those of you not fortunate enough to follow my musing from over two years ago, you can take a stroll down (my) memory lane hereWhy start blogging again?

I'm about to embark on a journey.  A journey I wanted to share:  for support.  for accountability.  for encouragement.  to chronicle.  to (possibly) help someone else along the way.

This blog has been the works for over a year -- in my mind at least.  I've started it a thousand times, but could never get past the point of registration that asked for the blog name and URL address.  I wanted something meaningful -- even if it was just to me. 

 URL Address Meaning:
"Amending Self" -- Improve. To change for the better; to alter; to enrich.
"A Mending Self" -- Heal. To restore; make repairs.

Blog Name Meaning:
It's a funny thing how the mind works.  I ran across the following quote in a magazine about six years ago while waiting in a CareNow to get a flu shot, "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."  I was going through some difficult medical stuff at a time, which at that point seemed hopeless to me.  Reading that quote reminded me of the awe of metamorphosis. The hope in the struggle.  It didn't magically make every thing better, but it gave me just a hint of Hope and stuck with me ever since.  

I was reminded of it again, recently, while reading Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my weekly children's program at the library.  Silly?  Maybe, but that's just how my mind works.  I thought about where I've been and where I am in my life's process.

And so, I began the process of building my chrysalis.  This shall be the story of my metamorphosis.

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