Hello Bloggy World!

Greetings and salutations! My name is MaryAnna, although I have spent my entire adult life answering to Ma, Mama or Mommy. I am divorced, 40-ish, and a retired stay-at-home mom who is simply trying to answer the question: what now?

While I have dipped my toes into the shallow end of the blogging pool a few times over the years; I always seem to abandon it after only a few posts. Siting (okay fine, whining about) all the reasons why not to continue. Never allowing myself the time to learn, to connect with others, and ultimately find my blogging voice. Lucky for me, unlike parenting, blogging does come with a how-to manual (or a thousand). Since I really have nothing to lose and much to gain, I’ve decided to take another shot at grabbing my slice of the blogging pie.

Mmmm, pie!

Ooh pie AND coffee! Even better!!

Wait, what was I saying? Oh right, why I’m blogging…

I am hoping that through this process I will find the answers to what happens after the divorce is final, the kids are all grown up, and how to start living after 40. In other words how to fill the hours in between cat staffing duties. I also hope to provide you, my readers, with an excuse to linger a little longer with your morning coffee, laugh out loud, or just make you go “huh.”

I sincerely hope that you will grab yourself another cup of coffee, put your feet up and read along as I embark on this blogging adventure!





13 thoughts on “Hello Bloggy World!

  1. Louise says:

    Welcome back to blogging – I hope this time it sticks (I did it twice before my current blog, which is the longest I’ve lasted so far).

    Good luck finding your groove.

    Meanwhile, I’m now curious how to get my Good Reads reading challenge to post to my blog. Hmmm. – Always learning.


    • MaryAnna says:

      Hi Louise!

      Thank you for the kind words. I may be struggling with what to write, but I can definitely help you get your Goodreads reading challenge to post to your blog. Log into your Goodreads account and click to edit your profile. Then click on the Widget tab. There you will find the all the info to add all sorts of widgets to your blog, including the reading challenge. Hope this helps! 🙂

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  2. Julie says:

    Yes, what now!? That’s what my 40ish self is asking with my blog, too. I’m looking forward to reading your writing and comparing notes. 🙂


  3. clairewilletts89 says:

    Hi! I’m also back into blogging after, as you say “dipping my toes in the shallow end”. It’s always good to see others progress and realize you’re not the only one just plodding along, so I look forward to more posts from you!


  4. Good Woman says:

    I like your about me blog. One thing that strikes me as I look at different blogs is the number of us who are blogging who are in one way or another what comes next. For me, I am approaching retirement and I am trying to figure out what will give my life meaning when I know longer have to get up and go to work everyday. For you it is a different life changing event. For many young people it is just figuring out what they want to be. Really interesting paths as we travel through life.


  5. TJ says:

    i think a blog will be great for you! there is nothing quite like writing to help you figure things out about yourself and your life. i wish you the best of luck as you start your blog and i look forward to seeing what you write in the future! ~The TJ Blog


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