Thinking about the discussions that went on in my last post, I was trying to imagine if I could ever be capable of choosing one era in history to live in and stay living authentically from that one era for always. I'm not sure if that sentence makes any sense, but let me explain... I love so many different eras in history; I'm a horrible history nerd. Some time periods I love more than others, but in general, history intrigues me. Doesn't mean I know evvvverything about all the eras I'm interested in. So maybe if I was placed in one particular era I love, I may actually find out I hate it. But there are a lot of different aspects of times past which I adore and are what inspire different areas in my life.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era, but at the same time there are a lot of things I enjoy in this life that I live, that I don't think I'd want to give up. That said, I've often thought it would be interesting to try living exactly the way someone from the mid 19th century or the 1930s would have lived. I'm not sure I would have the ability to continue to live this way the rest of my life, though. Maybe it's just my age or that I tend to change my mind and my mood quite frequently. :) The more I blog on here, the more you will realize I hop around different topics a lot. In a few weeks I might be stuck on the topic of the Civil War and my favorite aspects of that time period, then the next week I may be talking about modern summer dresses or something silly like that. This is the reason I don't think I could have a blog that has an emphases on only one of my interests, because I have so many! I can't really choose just one. If I did that, I assure you, my blog wouldn't last very long.
So here we are with a smash-up of all sorts of stuff. I don't know if this here blog fits in a category or what. I guess when I started this blog I thought it would be a fun place to lay out a lot of my inspirations and a few of my thoughts. Mostly trying to keep my personal life to a minimum. After being severely judged in the past on a previous blog I had, I decided it was time to keep the personal life to myself and close friends. To the others, well, they can think what they want about what I believe and who I really am. I've learned most people will think what they want about you anyway and the true friends will take the time to get to know you. And if you're really curious about who I really am, then I'm not afraid to share it with you, but I've found most of the time laying out personal matters on a public blog is asking for trouble. I frankly don't have time to deal with it.
Looks like this post kind of strayed from what I originally planned to talk about, but I did feel like maybe it was time I talked a bit about why I keep a blog. It's not really about Anna Allen's life. It's more about little bits I find fun and interesting or worth sharing with whomever happens to find my blog. In a way, this blog is my inspiration board of sorts. A sort of conglomeration of lots of snippets of stuff I like or projects I'm working on. But as far as my every thoughts, my wishes, my dreams, my beliefs...this isn't the spot for it.
And on a lighter note, at the moment I am listening to Sarah Wood. (Also check out her cool blog. What a talent she is!) I love her voice and the fact that she plays a banjo. A sort of dream of mine for the last few years has been to learn the banjo. An instrument that I hated when I was younger I have since re-discovered its beautiful sound. I particularly enjoy the authentic style that was so popular in the mid 19th century. My friend Carl Anderton knows sooooo much about the banjo and has definitely added to my desire to play this instrument. I don't know how to play any instrument, so I'm a little scared to commit to learning the banjo. I'm particularly worried that I won't stick to it. Nonetheless, this is a life goal I hope one day to accomplish. And with that I will end this post. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Don't forget to watch Cranford on PBS this Sunday!!! I know I will be glued. :) If by any chance you miss it (heaven forbid!) it looks like episodes will be available for a short time on the website. So really, you have no excuse to miss out on this one!