I started this blog over a year ago, but I only recently started posting regularly and becoming addicted to active in the bloggy world. I am having a fabulous time making new friends, reading new blogs. And I’m learning. A lot. About myself. About others. About blogging. About writing. About life. To those of you who have recently started reading my blog, welcome! Please leave me comments. I would love to visit your blog, or if you don’t have one, I would still like to know that you were here.
And now, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself.
My name is Lucy and I am 24 years old. My “real” name is Lucille. This is strange to me because no one calls me Lucille. Except for the insurance companies and the banks. I like to think of “Lucille” as the adult version of me. Someone who I am, but am not. Because although I have all the outer qualities of a grown-up, I certainly don’t feel like a grown-up.
Simply said, I am learning. I am learning how to be an adult, an entrepreneur, a wife, a mother and a stepmother. I am married to James. I am the mother of Giovanna. I am the stepmother of Emile. I love my family (from my husband to my cousins) and my best friends (I am blessed with several great ones) with every piece of my being. Every cell in my body. Every part of my soul. I am the creator and owner of Herbal Philosophy. Taking it all one day at a time. My blog documents this journey of self-creation and self-discovery.
Why am I in the sky?
I was named after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” My sister was named after the Beatles song, “Julia.” Just kidding. But wouldn’t it be cool if we were? This was a fairly common misconception during my childhood. In truth, both our middle and first names came from family members. Aunt. Sister. Mothers. Some of our parents’ most loved women. Which I guess is even cooler.
So, the real reason why my blog is named “lucille in the sky” is because I am a dreamer. My head is in the clouds, and I want it to stay there. Don’t some of us stop dreaming at some point in our lives? Maybe we graduated from college, entered the real world, and realized how tough it is. Maybe we had a baby and felt like our life was no longer our own. Maybe we lost all our money and felt like a failure. So we started being realistic. Serious. Boring. We stopped working hard and we started to forget why we were working hard in the first place. We stopped playing outside and we started watching too much TV. We stopped caring. And we gave up on some of our wildest dreams.
Adult or not, I want to never stop dreaming of what could be, dreaming like the possibilities are endless and nothing is out of reach. Hence, “lucille” (my grown-up name) is “in the sky” (floating peacefully through life…in the clouds…dreaming).
Plus, I like the Beatles.
Lastly, I wanted to share some of my fundamental beliefs. My philosophy on life. If you like what you see, stick around. We probably have a lot to learn from one another.
I believe in:
The power of the mind.
Leaving the world a better place than you found it.
Giving thanks every day.
Making love not war.
Celebrating the person you are.
Following your heart.
Doing what makes you truly happy.
Living each moment to the fullest.
Exercising your mind, body and soul.
The value of education.
The danger of judgment.
Giving and taking lots of hugs and kisses.
Not taking things personally.
And that all you need is love.