The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell (and the real one, too)
|What could be lurking in the waters at this river? Hmmm,|
sounds like a new story to be written! Welcome
to The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell!
Sorry about that.
Ahem. But, if you've made it this far, then welcome! You've found the blog and I'm so glad you're back!
Now, I mentioned that when I wanted to switch the blog's name, I wanted something more relevant to me. Something grown up, something that meant a lot to me. I've spent the last week going over about a hundred different blog name ideas. Not kidding. I had ones like Write On Time, A Cowgirl's Scribbles, The Avantyurist, etc. Find anything relevant to me, and I probably tried it out.
"Augh!" I mumbled to myself. "I can't find the perfect name that's grown up and describes me at the same time!"
Well, after some consulting with my siblings and family, who also didn't know what I should name my blog, it came to me. Throw out the "grown-up" part and go with the "Emily" part, because the Emily part isn't necessarily grown-up, but she is imaginative, fun and trying very hard to grow up a bit more.
Thus came the name, The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell; (and the real one, too).
Why does this name mean so much to me? Because my world has and always will be full of stories and imagination. Long before I wrote stories, my favorite thing to play when I was three was imaginary characters. I didn't play much with toys, I played with invisible people I couldn't see. By the time I was five I had more imaginary characters and worlds than I did toys. I loved them! I loved pretending to swim in the ocean with my whale friends, flying with Peter Pan in Neverland, going on adventures with Thomas the Tank Engine, becoming a top chef and cooking for all my imaginary friends, fighting off bad guys and saving everyone in the world. I made up all kinds of things, and I still do. Without my "imaginary world", I wouldn't have half the stories I have now.
Now, I probably shouldn't spend as much time in my imaginary world as I do, but that's another topic. :) For now, I think that's a fair explanation as to why the blog's name is what it is.
I love imagination. I love adventure. I love excitement. I love friends! I am so blessed to have been given all these gifts by God, and I want to share them all with you. :)
Thank you for hangin' in there as I made all these choices. Today marks the first day of the beginning of a great adventure, one I'm so excited to make with you!
So let's get started! I think you'll be surprised how little the posts around here change, because you may put me in the quest to become an author, but you still can't take the imagination out of me. :) Most of the post will probably remain just about the same as they were before-- full of randomness, stories and life. :)
Take care and God Bless!