Almost 50 years ago this was my first house. It used to have a front door and a white picket fence

Breaking News. Sylvia Olsen has a website. Thank-you Emily Olsen, my wonderful daughter-in-law, for creating this work of art. The website is a new beginning for me. I’m having déjà vu. It’s like the first time I drove my first, very-own car, a 1959 Anglia my father bought for me for $75. Or like when Carl bought our first house, when I was 17 years old. The first day I walked into that little white cottage with the white picket fence it felt like the world had begun again. And here I am once more, at 65, and another first. I have a new place of my own. It’s a very modern sort of place. It’s virtual and my concrete mind thinks it’s magical. In this space I get to create myself, examine the self I create and share my life, work and stories with you. What a wonderful gift!

When I get something new I have dreams, plans and aspirations for how it will change my life. Most of the time the new thing has a life of its own and the thing-and-I usually end up with quite a different relationship than I had imaged. But what I hope most for this new place is to invite you in so we can visit and we can get to know each other. I’m not sure how I will get to know you but I’m looking forward to finding out.

The keys for my cars have always been at the front door in case you need to borrow the car. My mind has always been open to hear your stories and ideas; ready for a good conversation. My houses have always had an open door and this space is no different. Something interesting will always be on the table.

Welcome to my new home. I look forward to having a wonderful time with you.

9 thoughts on “Welcome to my website

  1. How lovely! It does seem like it might be magical! Welcome to your new home! It seems fitting this space equates to a home for you, after all your work on Housing… I hope that you will share some of your wisdom about that… Oh, and knitting, and writing… See it is already getting to be a house with many rooms! Welcome ❤️

  2. Thank you for inviting me to your new home. I love the word home, because it makes you feel special when you are invited to it. Looking forward to seeing all the special places and things that you will be doing and adding to your new home. 💕

  3. Thank you, Sylvia! I enter with joy, and can feel the glow and hospitality at once.

  4. I always look forward to seeing you on social media and the few times we have spent met and talked have been wonderful and inspirational. Looking forward to seeing more from you!

  5. This is an exciting idea Sylvia. I look forward to seeing what you offer us. And thank you for giving me a burst of inspiration …I am easing back into writing and blogging too and your post has come at the right time. Put me on your list…I might just grab your car keys one day and take off!

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