UGH!! So…I am completely overwhelmed with the response my blog has been getting, I’ve had steady consistent traffic everyday, people like what I’m writing, and even people telling me that a couple of my blogs made them tear up a little bit, in a good way. So now, the pressure to keep writing is on. Trying to find a balance between novel, blog, and personal life is actually a lot more difficult than I thought. My novel is something that will always be there. No one is reading it right now except for me during the editing process. So I guess it’s not truly a top priority. Just experiencing life and even writing a 5 minute rant/blog is so unbelievably rewarding to me right now.
In light of wanting more adventure and writing material I’ve decided to take a look at my roots, no not my hair color growing out, but my ancestors. I’m Irish, Scottish, and English. Mostly Irish though, from what I’ve been discovering. Although there is a lost branch on my family tree (I recently found out one of my Great Grandmothers was adopted) But never-the-less, the Celts have always spoken to my heart and soul. When I hear celtic music I tear up almost everytime. It’s like I can feel something or someone (ancestors maybe) pulling every last fabric of my being to the lush rolling green hills. I google pictures of Ireland and as a flip through all their beauty I literally feel a longing in my heart. I’ve just always chalked it up to me being a total and complete sappy nerd.
Well, A trip to Ireland right now is not in the cards, mortgage to pay, kid starting school in about a month, but that doesn’t mean I won’t go at some point. I have to. No really, I HAVE to. But for now I’m settling on learning Gaelic, or the Irish Language if you’d rather. I was listening to a song by Celtic Women the other day and to tell the truth, I’ve listened to it close to a 100 times already. It’s partially in English and partially in Irish. My point is, listening to it so many times I was starting to remember the words and was able to sing along quite nicely to even the Irish parts. My Irish blood really came into play as soon as I heard myself speaking Irish and darn near mastering the accent. It was this that made me realize that I wanted to learn the language of my ancestors. And so I will ^.^
Wish me luck guys *muah*