1 February 2012
It’s February 2012 and already it’s been a funny old year. I’ve been a single girl for 12 months, during which time I also started my own business, moved house, wrote a book, forgot who I was, remembered who I was and that was just the tip of the iceberg!
As a woman I’m a creature of many facets: I have a family, a past, a company, friends, hobbies, thoughts, feelings, talents and am made up of umpteen influences, inheritances, joys, sorrows and impulses.
With the approach of February, the Valentine month of ‘love’, I have decided to write a love letter, every day of the month, to the special people in my life. Well, actually ‘people’ doesn’t really cover it … I know that God is going to get at least one letter, as are friends, family and other crucial players in my life – be they alive, departed or indeed, imagined …
My love letters are intended to entertain me, to give me the forum to be creative and be a writer; I want them to exorcise demons, to celebrate and give me the space to analyse, enjoy, and give thanks for my life. They are a loving challenge set to myself and to share with the world, so I commit to completing them and facing my destiny … Well, it’s going to be an interesting 29 days … who knows where it will start, end or go from here …
In this age of reality TV and soap opera, so much is shared, so often. I’m not usually a fan of being a fictional or real fly on the wall when I know there is a director and cameraman on hand. Often I find real life so much more fascinating and of course, my OWN life to be the most fascinating of all! So in the spirit of secrecy of you may not see ALL my letters here, as some may be TOO personal or share information that is the rightful possession of others, yet (at least) 29 there will be, out there in the ether and my gifts to their receivers.
Well dear world, on that note, I’m tired and light headed and it’s time to wind down to sleep now, so here endeth the first letter.
PS: It’s 12 months later and who knew that this Blog would become a book… Thank you Dear World for the amazing feedback and the opportunity to publish. S xx
PPS: Buy your own hard copy of the book Peachey ‘Peachey Letters’ by clicking this link…