This is Marcelina Robledo. She is the wizard who helped me set up my blog. This is Marcelina helping me fix some things on my blog. This is Marcelina helping me fix things on my blog, drinking Crossroads coffee. Crossroads Church is a great place to meet. There is free coffee, tea, soda and Wi-Fi. You are welcome for the shout-out, Crossroads.

My friend, Marcelina (Marcy), tweaked my blog site so that readers can make comments. There is also now a way to send me a private email. Additionally, she helped me set up my “About Me” information. Kudos to Marcy, seriously. She is good. She also has a beautiful smile but at this moment, she is focused.

I love writing. I always have. When I was a little girl, I remember playing “school”. One of my favorite parts was creating fictitious names for the children in my class and calling out their names for the attendance list.

In high school I remember loving my creative writing class and being excited about a writing assignment, rather than dreading it. I wish I could say the same for algebra.

In my early adult years, I worked in the typing pool for Emery Industries, headquartered in the Carew Tower. A part of my duties was delivering mail and often filling in at the desks of the secretaries to the executives of the company. The executive offices were on floor number 41. As long as I can remember, I have struggled a bit with claustrophobia. Therefore, I do not love elevators. I got stuck in one once and it gave me a scare. I really am making a point here.

The typing pool was on the 13th floor, so often I had to get to floor number 41 and sometimes in a hurry. I was forced to ride the elevator. I remember that I always made sure I had a blank legal pad and a pen with me. If I got stuck, I could at least write. I know. I’m a dork.

Through my busy years of being a young mother and working full time and keeping up with life, writing often took a back seat.

I am thrilled and honored to be able to work on this daily blog. It brings me joy to be able to submit a piece of work that I have created. I realize that even if very few follow my blog, I am victorious in doing it.

Some goals take a very long time to achieve.

A huge part of my reason to write is to create community; to reach out to others who may be able to relate to some of my joys and struggles. I am looking for camaraderie in this endeavor.

I would love to hear from you. Send a comment. Let me know what you think. Let me know how you are feeling. Let me know if you have a suggestion for a writing topic. I will listen. And will do my best to be accountable on this journey. Thank you for being my listeners and my comrades.

And a big thank you to Marcelina who patiently tells me which buttons to push on my keyboard and pretends that my questions are not dumb. Much love.


Author: Rebecca Hendrixson

Hello, I'm Rebecca. I am a wife and mother and freelance writer. I love to share honest thoughts, anecdotes, incidents and encouragement. I am documenting my one year of being 60 years old. Join me on the journey. And please leave comments or send me an email. I will respond. We are all in this together. Come be my comrade.

2 thoughts on “Marcelina”

  1. I look so forward to opening this each day. I have missed our times together and your writing makes me feel I am still a part of your day to day. That we still see each other weekly. 😍 AND, it inspires me to write again. Not quite so eloquently but again none the less. Much Much Love dear friend.

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