Who am I?

-109My name is Connie Windecker. I know that name means nothing to you right now but in the future, my goal is to change your perception of nothing to images that make you smile and make you think. I blog about the beauty in the world around me, as well as, beauty in the difficult things, I am an artist, an appreciator of art and a musician. I started playing jazz piano at the age of 50 and I am currently studying under a master. This musical journey has taken many turn and twists and is often the subject of my blog. I am also the mother of three grown up children who continue to frustrate and delight me beyond words, so they sneak into my posts on a regular basis.

I own three horses and I am working on forming relationships with each, right now, they all know me as, “Cookie Girl”. I am a city girl who moved to the country one year ago and it has been an adventure. My horses have taught me much and some of their exploits could eventually breach the cracks of my blogs. I also live with four ridiculous dogs. One greyhound named Jazz, one border collie mix named Chevy, one blue healer mix named Turbo and a rat terrier mix named Stitch. Their exploits keep me laughing even on my worst days.

I lost my younger brother five years ago to cancer. I can hardly believe it has been that long. My writing often reflects the grief, anger, frustration and all the other emotions that come with losing a precious relationship to a bastard like cancer. But I do try to focus on positive outcomes. I am a more empathetic, loving person since I lost my brother. I am sure that the reevaluation process that comes along side grief is to blame not only for this blog but also my increased ability to empathize.

My goal in this coming year for this blog is to bring you on a joint journey with me, where we discover the beauty around us, where we celebrate our humanness, and we laugh, love and cry together. I also hope to get more interaction through comments so I can get to know who you are as my reader. Thank you so much for reading my blog and I wish blessings and grace on each new day as we approach this new year! Please comment and tell me a bit about yourself.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Amra Ismail says:

    I write on global issues and of course poetry. You own horses? That’s wonderful!

    1. What kind of global issues? I am so excited that you commented. I have traveled a little which has opened up my eyes to the larger world and as a former literature teacher I of course love poetry!

      1. Amra Ismail says:

        Issues like poverty, war etc.

  2. I came across your entry in the commons and I just read your article. Yes grief can make one more empathetic.
    May I ask you something? I feel your name sounds German. Do you have any German origins? Do you perhaps know the language? I am currently looking for in the Blogging 101 blogroll who know German.
    I myself am German and my main blog is in my own language. You can get there via the gravatar picture if interested.

    1. My father was German but my Grandfather was the last or our family to speak the language. (My maiden name is Schliebe). I am sorry I cannot help you by reading German.

      1. That is interesting to learn. Your maiden name really also sounds German.
        Thanks anyway.

  3. luxiosavy says:

    Hello! Checking out your blog- It seems you fill your time with things you care about- piano and horses- sounds relaxing 🙂
    I’m looking forward to following your posts on art and beauty.

    1. Thank you! You are sweet!

  4. I love your about page, feel like i know you already 🙂 looking forward to reading your posts! I write about the beautiful, ugly , sad, happy things that happen to me or those around me as we try to live our lives.
    Thank you for the follow 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to reading your blog!

  5. Binded Thoughts says:

    Hey Connie, I am a new blogger as well so just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed reading your blog so far. Also you kinda nailed with this introduction especially with this bit” I know that name means nothing to you right now but in the future, my goal is to change your perception of nothing to images that make you smile and make you think”. You got me hooked immediately 🙂 I too would like to stamp my name in the future so here’s to hoping that both our dreams come true. Cheers!

    1. Poor Robert says:

      I’m right there with you. Connie got me hooked early on in the blogging 101 course and I no wait for each new revelation she presents.

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