My pen-name is Magenta.
In this blog I am declaring my intention to share some of my life, work and writing with the WWW – that means you dear reader. I’m not making any promises that my ruminations will be palatable to all of you out there, but they are part of me, and so I commend them to you. Please be gentle!
So who is Magenta?
Well first of all I’m a forty-something woman who has many hats and not enough heads to wear them on. I am a student – in my early forties I have finally buckled down and started to study for a Bachelors Degree with the Open University. No big deal for some, but for me it has been a fine blend of panic and ecstasy.
Of my other ‘hats’, probably the most important is that of Mum. I have seven children (the standard response here is ‘How Many??’). Yes, I said seven. They are all mine, all my husbands and all born inside wedlock, just in case you were already thinking the next thing that folk usually ask me – ‘Are they all yours then?’ Being a mum has been the most important part of my life. My children mean everything to me, even when they are being wholly obnoxious. I love every breath they take.
The other most important of my ‘hats’ is that of Wife. I have been married to my long suffering other half for almost thirty years, some happier than others. I was just 18 when we were married so we have grown up together in many ways. You will probably hear more about this part of me as time goes by – hang on to your hats!
I chose Magenta as my pen-name because it’s a colour that I love, I would splash it all over the place if I could. More than that though, magenta is the colour of the vibration of the Crown chakra. Another of my ‘hats’ is that of Complementary Therapist and the chakras are the backbone of the energy system which is the building block of many Complementary therapies. It plays a big part in my life. A word of reality check here, I’m not your average fluffy airy fairy new-agey person. If anything I want my work to show that although I am passionate about what I do, I am also realistic and down to earth. You will hear more of that in due course also.
For now, I have an essay to write eeek, and I have possibly done enough procrastination for one day… off to the books I go…