Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

May 7, 2012

Normal People and Normal Lives

Filed under: At home,Childhood Memories,Normal Life,Writing — Janice @ 7:45 am

I keep looking around the Internet for blogs about "normal" people and their normal lives, but I’m not having a lot of luck finding them. There was a time when blogs/online journals were all about individuals and their random daily thoughts. That is how I met two good friends in Austin — I used to read their daily diaries when I lived in Dallas. I haven’t determined how to even search for that kind of blog anymore, so if you have a suggestion, please speak up.

This came up when we were on our wonderful New Mexico vacation. I drove by cute little adobe houses in the mountains with smoke curling from their chimney and a sweet little garden plowed and ready to plant by the side of the house and I wondered what their daily life was like there? What did they do for a living? Was their life as peaceful and cozy as it appears or is it hectic and crazed and anxiety-filled like mine?

This isn’t the first time I have had these thoughts. When I was a little girl, Daddy and I had a "thing" when we traveled. He and I liked old houses, where my Mom and sister were more into fancy and new. We would drive past an old broken down, unpainted farmhouse and Daddy would say, "There’s a house for us, Janice, how about that one?" I would agree that it was perfect for us and I would picture what life would be like in that broken down house out in the middle of nowhere.

And I don’t just do it for old houses, either. Mark and I were in Houston for New Year’s and we drove through the River Oaks section of town with their fabulous Christmas lights and decorations and enormous houses, guest houses, 8-car garages, etc., and I wondered about THEIR daily life. Did they really have time to enjoy their beautiful home or were they always traveling for work, staying late at the office?

So, what I’m thinking is that average daily life is interesting to people and I am going to write entries from time to time that are probably a little boring to some, but might be fascinating to someone that wonders what in the world a woman with no children does all day. Or a woman that has one of the coolest jobs in the world does while she sits in her cubicle for 8 hours. And what it is like to be married to a drummer. ETC.

But that entry apparently won’t be this morning. But when I do write it, it will probably start with how I always spend too much time on the computer in the morning and then I get showered and dressed for work in 5 minutes. Then my friends will begin to understand why I look like I do.

1 Comment »

  1. I see no problem here. While you are staying on the computer too long in the mornings you can be writing about all these things you are promising. I’ll be checking in tomorrow.

    Comment by pat — May 8, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

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