Thought for Today
I thought it was appropriate to start with a link to the Thought for Today, as it is about the Lotus flower, which is where my logo design started...
(UPDATE: As suspected but not confirmed until today, this link changes daily - duh!! Enjoy anyway!)
Original Thought For Today for your delectation:
The lotus is a symbol of purity. Its roots are in
the mud, but the flower remains above dirty water. Live a lotus life. Be in the
world, but unaffected by impurities.
Anyway, here goes... well hello there World! How you doing?!
Those of you (my imagined audience) that know me, will be somewhat surprised and astonished by the fact that I have started a Blog. Yes I know it's the 'thing to do' and I'm about a million years behind everyone else - but well the thing is, you see, that I am officially renowned as being a 'technophobe'.
That being said, I have slowly emerged from my 'actual' Shiatsu Zone, looked blinkingly around me at the Bigger World, and realised that it's time to get 'out there'. Yes indeedy. In the last few weeks, I have been on a self-taught crash course thanks mainly to @nunoid (my darling sis), I've joined Twitter (Shiatsu4Life), and here I am with my very own virtual Shiatsu Zone. Much as I would like to stay firmly entrenched in the belief that The Universe will provide me with all the clients I'll ever need, I've realised I may have to help it along the way - and also raise my head above the parapet and look at the 'bigger picture' - oh and participate in the amazing world of online discussions - it's good to talk!
Now as you may have gathered, I am a bit of a long winded writer and if that's not your bag, I apologise...but I just can't help it - I write as I think! As those who SMS me know, I am also a big fan of exclamation marks and this is unlikely to change - I like to think it represents my general enthusiam for life!
Anyway, I promise you that somewhere amongst the whitterings and exclamation marks, I fully intend to provide useful and interesting information about all things Shiatsu related. I cannot guarantee that I won't stray off the track sometimes - but hey, I'm only human!! The things I write on here will represent my take on Shiatsu and suchlike - they do not have be taken as ''gospel', and I am extremely open to other viewpoints and constructive criticism.
Having thought long and hard about my 'Blog' style, I have taken inspiration from the people whose Blogs I admire most: Tracey, Gina, Rob and Havi.They all have informative and friendly sites and they've all remained true (I would imagine) to their characters. I've learnt from Havi that it is possible to be your quirky self and be professional all at the same time. She also taught me that it is important to be truely representative of yourself because at the end of the day, the people that come to me for Shiatsu (ooh there it is, I mentioned Shiatsu at last!) come to me because of who I am, as well as what I can offer them in treatments. I am their 'right person' and they are mine!
Anyway I digress... finally I would just like to say I'll try to update this regularly as long as my head keeps coming up with ideas (it's brimming right now, so that's good!) and also that this is a work in progress and I'm learning as I go, so bear with me! I might even do the About Me section tomorrrow!!
Any comments, suggestions or feedback most welcome!