Yeah, you. My reader. It’s been more than 7 years, 2 domains and a divorce since DelSo was born. Over the years I’ve shared a lot of my life and self here, in print. You, as a reader, have come to know me on some level from my words. What makes you return here (assuming you’re not new around these parts) and read what I write? Let me remind you of some of what I’ve related to you in the hope that you might feel inclined to share with me – who you are, reader? Why are you here?
There have been so many miles – more plane rides than I could have ever imagined, along with runs and races and road trips. I’ve explored cities with my boys and my girlfriends and solo. My feet have run in a half dozen different countries and probably about the same number of states.
My home has evolved from a house with two full-time parents to one of three part-time children. There have been physical improvements, rooms repurposed and painted, new rugs and furniture rearranged. It feels different. After a refinance or two, I know it’s mine.
I’ve written about books I’ve read and movies and concerts I’ve seen. Increasingly, politics and my dismay with our current leadership have been topics I’ve felt compelled to write about.
My children and the challenges of being a parent frequently provide fodder for posts. While the joys outweigh the frustrations, parenthood remains a roller coaster ride that keeps me on the edge of my seat with a scream threatening to escape. It’s a heart racing ride.
Sometimes I cook or bake and post recipes and photos of the fruits of my labors. Food and wine are a big part of my life and I’ve happily shared my experiences with you. Oh – and there’s that wine bar that I own.
There have been times when I wrote with sadness or anger, but I think I mostly write from a place of understanding and acceptance. Balance and moderation are woven throughout much of what I write.
Health and wellness have been covered and the miracle of menopause has been mentioned. The heartbreak of addiction and the threat of cancer have been present. I’ve learned to ski and have found bliss in pigeon pose in a room heated to 100+ degrees.
It’s all here – my life. Not perfect, not necessarily what I ever imagined it to be, but a life that I feel grateful for in a city that I have come to love.
Will you tell me why you visit my life?
8 thoughts on “Who are you?”
I’m a recent subscriber. I live in Delmar and I am a adult-onset runner.
I enjoy your posts. I can relate.
I think you kind of stated why I come back right in your current post. It’s always different – it’s always interesting – and it’s local. Thank you for sharing.
(1) I enjoy your insights; (2) it helps maintain the friendship connection.
I have been a reader for many years and appreciate your insight into things, and I’m still trying to get to the Lark & Lily to finally meet you and taste all the wonderful things I’ve read about!!
I have been reading on and off since you started. You are honest, real, insightful and fun. The cool mom, reliable friend and sister I never had all rolled into one. Don’t stop. xo
Because you are so cute!
I read your blog often, not always, because I consider you a friend and I admire you. Marie
Thank you everyone – for reading, for responding and for being a part of DelSo. XO