About

Hi there!  I’m Jamie.

When I started this blog, I was very interested in learning more about what makes things out there beautiful. I wanted to know how I could make it more beautiful out there too. And so you’ll see that my first posts were centered around what I learned and created with that interest in mind.

But the best part about having your own blog, and one of the reasons I wanted to start one, is that you can change your mind whenever you want about the purpose for your blog. I’ve now realized that my interest in learning about what makes things beautiful was merely another small step in my path towards the goal of figuring out my life’s passion.

What I’ve also realized is that I think the real essence of my blog (at least for now) is to share what I’m finding in that search. Especially since the search for my passion is the one interest that’s remained with me when many, many other interests have come and gone over the years. It’s my constant. Like Desmond for Daniel Faraday. If you never watched the TV show Lost, that won’t make any sense to you.

It started back when I had to choose a major in college. I eventually settled on a degree in French due to my lack of interest in anything else (or French for that matter). At the time, it seemed more important to just get through my 4 years with a degree. And so, here I am, 15ish years later, and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

I love to research all sorts of topics, whatever suits my fancy at the moment, and I’m hoping to share information and insights with others (you?) who are perhaps searching for that same something. Maybe it can help you to figure out what your next best step in life is. Or maybe you can find something to inspire you to find out what makes you happy too.

In case you’re wondering, Lily Olive is partly the grandmotherly figure I hope to be someday: peaceful, beautiful, worn and wise, a little shabby and a lot of chic. At the same time, I see her as the little girl I was once and hope to be again: a spontaneous little thing that loves to play and is bold and carefree enough to step into the world and have some fun. I think the following quote really says it all.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”  -George Bernard Shaw

This little webby site is my attempt to create and share a little bit of what I find as I learn how to grow old playfully.

Wishing you lots of peace, love, happiness and play!

Your friend,
Lily Olive

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