Many people have asked me what happened to the advice column, Love Sidney, that was in the Meridian Star a year or so ago. A little history first.. the Star had asked me to consider writing a column about..well "anything"...or more specifically...."what all you do". I couldn't even begin to imagine anything more boring for anyone to read so after a nanno-second of thought, I graciously thanked them with a "no". Later, they asked, given my degrees and experience in counseling, would I consider an advice column. Thinking that might be fun, I agreed and "Love, Sidney" was born. I had the column for a little over a year and then decided to let it go by the wayside. I received many letters and emails but many of them became the same thing or same topic...variety disappeared mainly because we're all basically alike. Since then, I've had many, many, many people ask me to bring it back---purely for the entertainment factor I'm sure rather than my profound wisdom and circumspection (and ability to use big ole fancy words like circumspection). So, I offer to you through my blog, the opportunity to give me your input on this. Do you think we need an advice column? Should it come back like hip huggers did or should it stay gone like hip huggers should have? Feel free to respond here or contact me via email. Until then...my advice: avoid pollen. Smart, aren't I?
A touch about me:....Life is a hoot and worth living to the fullest. That's not to say it doesn't have its share of bumps...it certainly does, but as a counselor, I know the value of talk therapy and, as a woman, I know the value of friends. I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a child of God. I have balance. I'm still young enough to have fun but old enough to not need the social pretenses that comes with the days of young wifehood. I'm free! My prayer is that my family stays healthy, I improve the world each day, and that I arrive wherever I'm going wearing shoes that match! Join me...share with me...let's have fun! Love, Sidney