DukkhaGirl was a blog I started in approximately 2009 when my older daughter took a cross-country moving RV trip with a friend and I had some extra time on my hands. Why not start a blog. I had fun writing about my perspectives on Buddhism and my struggles trying to do something called “practice” amidst the chaos of family life. I subtitled it “One Woman’s Search for Everything Here and Now and in Her Own Backyard,” eventually, mostly due to my reaction to “Eat, Pray, Love” which was sheer envy and travelust. But where can you really find peace and joy if NOT here and now and in your own backyard?
And I loved the interaction, that people, sometimes read this stuff, actually thought about it and commented on it. I learned some things along the way, too, both about Buddhism, about blogging, and about myself.
However, it was also around the time the economy changed. I was thrown back into full time work in a profession I actually wanted to change once my kids were a bit older, and that, combined with an older and ailing parent, a younger daughter having struggles and eventually getting diagnosed with autism, and my blog getting hacked caused me to quit the blog. (Yes, lots of dukkha!) Unfortunately, I discarded much of what I wrote with it.
But “Perlexity” took on a little life of her own. Some people saved her little drawings and snippets of what she wrote. So she’s writing again here, not going fullblog because there is an inverse correlation between number of websites and quality of peace of mind. But she wants to write. So I’m giving her her own page here. Mostly about Buddhism — at least “her” thoughts on the subject, but sometimes about her own experiences as well.
Thanks for visiting.