Not too shabby

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I began blogging on May 31, & now 7 months later I’m still going, even if I’ve slowed down a bit.

I’m so grateful for discovering this outlet and even more for the people who are reading & following!  I can’t believe how many visitors & views have racked up.

I’m planning to get to work on creating a book next year, & will also make a spinsterhag t-shirt once I’ve got an image.  Perhaps I’ll be the new “eat, pray, love” bitch on the block!  Or maybe it’ll just be for my own enjoyment.  Either way this has been a wonderful adventure that I’m very excited to see where it takes me.

Happy new year, dear Haglets!

Bring on the year of the Hag!

Aurora

BD9FF1D2-A254-497B-BCB0-E131856F003BI got a truly magical display of the northern lights last night. My friend & I had gone out for drinks. After the bar closed we were outside, looking up hoping to see some northern lights.  And then a small strip of green appeared! So we kept watching and lo & behold that small strip opened up into a dancing array of green, purple & pink, rapidly flowing and changing.  It was pure gorgeousness! My friend had never seen them move so much in all the times she’s seen them!  It was just amazing.

The long dark days here do have a beautiful benefit. The aurora happens all year but you can’t see it in the summer months when the light is almost 24 hours a day.  I feel so lucky to have seen this gorgeous phenomenon!

Iceland just keeps getting better & better all the time.

Hot flash

 

 

I decided to take a lovely hot bath it bath last night. It was lovely. Until a hot flash struck.  I jumped out of the tub and almost passed out.  I wrapped my towel around me and went outside onto the deck, into the freezing Icelandic night. Ahhhh.  Blissful cold air!  The solution to hot flashes-  move to Iceland!

I’ve not had a period for about 80 days now.  Who knows when & even if  I’ll have another. I used to be like clockwork!  It’s really weird to have no idea when or if it’s coming.

The hot flashes are the worst. I used to love bundling up in cold weather but now I have to be able to get some cold air on my skin immediately so my previous layering system is now defunct. I’m glad I’ve got some fabulous coats.  Now I understand those women who I used to wonder “isn’t she cold?” about.  No.  Not cold. She’s sweating in winter because her body has become a furnace.

Isn’t middle age fun?

Jól

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It’s Christmas Eve in Iceland. The children are decorating the tree with lights and candies. Food is being prepared. I’m so grateful to be here experiencing Icelandic Jòl with my friends, feeling part of the family.  It’s not so much about the gifts as it is the experience of sharing time with family & friends, sharing food and enjoying the cozy time.

The only way this trip could be better would be if elskan mín was here with me.  I miss him terribly. I want to share my love of Iceland with him, introduce him to my friends and have adventures here together. Hopefully soon.

I both never want to leave & to go home to my love as soon as possible. That’s how I know it’s really love, he makes me glad when it’s time to go back home because he is there.

I hope you all are having a wonderful time today, whatever your beliefs or traditions. Even if it’s just relief that holidays are almost over! I hope the New Year is a wonderful one for us all. In a world that looks grim the light of love, friends & family is all we have. I’m so grateful.

Bring on 2019, the year of the Hag!

50 followers!

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I’m in Akureyri.  It’s amazing.  Spending Christmas with my friends is so wonderful.  I’m missing elskan mín but other than that it’s perfect.

I’ve reached 50 followers!  Thanks to everyone who follows or just reads, I’m just floored that anyone is interested in my writings.  I’m so grateful. It’s saved my sanity & I hope it helps others do the same. We all need to know we are not alone.

I’m going to keep on writing and hopefully create a book in the new year. I am really proud of myself for following through with this blog. I needed an outlet and I just made one out of thin air. We all have hidden resources that if we dare tap into can save us from ourselves. This is at the heart of spinsterhag.  I’m just trying to understand my self, my life. I’m sometimes just ranting into the ether to keep from tearing my hair out. I never expected to have strangers read it.  I feel actually blessed to be reaching people around the world with my writing. I do this for me but if anyone feels better after reading that is the icing on the cake.

I’m wishing everyone a wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate.  I’m just celebrating being alive and  not too depressed to enjoy it.  I’m celebrating being in love, having dear friends to spend time & laugh with, getting older and seeing another year approach as this one comes to pass.

When I look back to a year ago I can hardly believe how far I’ve come.  I feel like I’m finally able to see a future.  I have no idea what it holds but I welcome it.

2019, the year of the hag!