Colleen started her "Mar Vista Life" and "Ojai Life" Series on Facebook & Instagram, posting about the happenings in both of her emerging communities. A SoCal girl embracing life via a MidWest or East Coast model, Colleen has a pied a terre (small apartment) in the city of Mar Vista on Los Angeles' Westside, and a "house in the country" in Ojai, California. After much positive feedback from her "Friends" & "Followers" from around the world, wanting to know more about day-to-day life in Mar Vista & Ojai; she has now extended her series to a Blog, although she hates the word "Blog." Dedicated to observing and documenting the simple moments in life that make us laugh out loud, give us pause to think and contemplate, or just capture a beautiful or crazy sentiment; these Series hope to share that and more...
Yes, it is true: I hate the word "Blog." It was I believe my "most hated word" of 2010 or 2011. But what I didn't realize then, is what Blogs have become -- what once were called/considered columns or diaries. So as a Writer, who has been writing for 20+ years, I decided to embrace that word, and begin my own Blog, or column, or diary in New Year 2014. And to begin sharing it with whomever out there happened upon it, or perhaps becomes a sometimes or all- the-time reader.
I want to begin by thanking my wonderful Creative Director Michael Uman of New York City, who helped me build and launch this Writer's Web Site; where you will find Poems, Short Stories, and Essays. Second, I want to introduce you all to my "Mar Vista Life" & "Ojai Life" Series. This Series is dedicated to the communities I live in: Mar Vista & Ojai, California. What I hope to continue to write about in the coming months/years, are my little observations and takes on the world around me. Both are communities evolving and changing every day, and adapting to the new; this is where I live and work, and where I am raising two boys.
As a working mom, a mom of a special needs child, a mom of 2 boys; a former Valley girl who grew up in the 1980s L.A. music scene, a writer, a member of the entertainment community/industry and as a woman; I see the world around me through my own lens, created by each role that I balance every day and every experience I have ever lived. But perhaps some of my thoughts, comments, observations are ones that will resonant with someone out there. We will see, as I embark on this creative endeavor. Because it is just that: a purely creative endeavor with no commercial goals or expectations. To simply write and to unveil my writing to the world. And to "share," and see what (if anything) comes back.
So thanks for reading this first post. I hope to post from time to time, and see where my musings, my photos, my 2 cents about Mar Vista & Ojai, and the world around me leads... I am also currently contemplating my most-hated word for the past few years, which I believe is "Selfie." Thanks for joining in.