Hi. I’m Veronica. Welcome to my little piece of internet real-estate (if only a real property were so affordable and easy to obtain!).
I’ve toyed with the idea of this blog, for some time. My first post, “In the beginning…….” is all about that, written in February 2011 after I signed up last November.
So who am I?
I’m a woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother and self-pronounced chocoholic (with peanut butter fiend and baked cheesecake junkie a close second and third).
I’m a person in search of new inspirations, passions and creative outlets, wanting to make the most of my life.
I love travel, or the idea and memories of it, since I don’t get about much nowadays.
I am invigorated and inspired by looking at beautiful images from nature to interior design, art, architecture and many other things in-between. My tastes in music are almost as wide-ranging.
Most importantly right now, I’m a fairly new mother belatedly embarking on the adventure of parenthood, expecting to learn just as much about myself, life and parenting as I will be teaching my Little Gems.
What do I have to write about?
Random thoughts. Life Lessons. Reflections on memories, fads and fancies. My journey through motherhood and life – childhood, travel, infertility, pregnancy, motherhood, relationships, work, faith, creative attempts and my bicultural heritage, to name a few. How I’m attempting to create a better version of me. My photographic, musical and artistic inspirations. And anything else that piques my interest.
Why “Mixed Gems”?
Once I decided to take the plunge and sign-up for this blog, I toyed with what I should call it, because every blog needs a catchy name, right? Hubby suggested “Mixed Gems” and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it.
“Mixed” covers very nicely the fact that I didn’t want this blog to be focused on one aspect of my life. I wanted it to reflect the mixed bag of thoughts, ideas, likes, rants, stories and experiences that make up my life.
“Gems” are what I hope these collective thoughts, ideas and experiences become in my experience of life; all valuable and to be treasured.
Finally, there are my two living, breathing “Mixed Gems”, who I wasn’t sure I’d ever meet – my darling daughters.
Welcome to my treasured tidbits of life.
P.S: I’d love to hear from you so do comment or ask questions but please keep it nice and polite, as per the old saying, “Do unto others…….”
P.P.S: I’m fairly new to this gig so I welcome any feedback or constructive advice you might like to offer.
P.P.P.S: If you would like to use my images or content please email me. If approved, you’ll need to link images and content back to this blog.