This is my personal blog that I started in 2013. I’ve been blogging since 2001 but in my earlier years I had a habit of deleting and starting from scratch. I still love the blank page feeling of new beginnings. Don’t feel a need to hang on to the past but I don’t have that urge to erase it anymore.
My life and my interests have changed in some ways throughout the years but the search for myself and the meaning of my life has always been there, it’s what ties everything I’ve ever done in life together.
ABOUT THE NAME “ROAD TO WALDEN”
I named this blog Road to Walden in reference to Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. You know, the guy who moved to the woods all by himself as an experiment to find out what the necessities of life really are. Since there weren’t any blogs at that time, he had to write a book to share his insights. :-)
Thoreau’s notion of deliberate living really strikes a chord with me: he believed that to live happily you can’t just follow the herd, you need to find out what you need/want in life. For him that meant moving to the woods to see to what extent he could be self-sufficient. For me it means following happiness wherever it may lead me.
Therefore my personal Walden is not a specific place I am looking for out there. It’s a place within, and it’s both the journey and the destination. My Walden is the Road to Walden.
Speaking of blogging – I have a feeling Thoreau would love that:
“In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this [Walden] it will be retained; that in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.”
May this blog be a companion on your own Road to Walden. May it inspire you to create your own Walden.
PS: I have another website WWW.SARINETURHEDE.COM. If Road to Walden is my little cabin in the woods, that one is my showroom. It’s where I talk photography, social media, websites, feng shui, art – work, in other words.