Friday, June 15, 2007
Welcome to my life and blog
In starting this blog, I was inspired by another blog that happened to be named one of my favorite phrases - "If not now, when?" Life is what is happening now, not in the future, not in the past. The internet and blogs have become a way to connect with others across time, cultures and political borders. When the internet started becoming popular, almost every sociologist was warning that it would separate us from others; it would isolate people. I believed that. Now, it has become obvious that the internet has done the opposite. We can get to know someone intimately who is on the other side of the planet, we can read about what our friends are doing today in Italy, we can be inspired by someone we have never met nor heard of, and we can share ideas with others with whom we would have never come in contact. Since I have been inspired by others, especially others who are in this struggle called LIFE but who have managed to be true to themselves and follow their hearts, guts and callings, I decided it was time for me to give back to others by sharing some of myself. Maybe by doing this I will be able to keep my attention on those things that are important to me. I don't want to be one of those people who were dreaming of the future as their life passed them by. So, with the inspiration of "if not now, when?" welcome to Jeni's life and blog.