When I started blogging in 2014, my goal was to share our efforts at living a life that left a light footprint. The title of the blog from 2014 – 2019 was “The Goat and the Hippie Chick”, my tagline was “Living Life the Best We Can”.
Since then, my goals related to this blog have changed. However, I didn’t want to do away with the original blog altogether. So I simply changed it’s name and tagline to more accurately reflect my new goal – Short Stories, Tall Tales, and Average Essays. Most of the previous posts from TGATHC now belong in the Average Essays category.
You can still find my older posts in the archive. Anything dated between 2014 – 2019 would be from that time frame. I also didn’t want to completely do away with the “About” page from that time, as it explained the title of the original blog. So here is the “About” page from the original TGATHC blog:
The Goat and the Hippie Chick…
sounds like the start of a weird joke. But it’s not. What it is, is a blog about life, and attempting to lead a meaningful life while treading lightly on the Earth and living in “any town” USA. Sometimes I’m successful at this goal, and sometimes I veer off course as I try to understand all of the mumble jumble tumbling around in my brain.
The title originated in the summer of 2013 during an event that The Goat and I were hosting. When a man we know, who lives a few states away, arrived on location, we weren’t there yet. A friend of ours asked this out-of-towner if he knew us. The out-of-towner responded, “The Goat and the Hippie Chick? Yeah, I know them”. This new moniker became a joke between us and a few our friends, and when I started to contemplate writing a blog, it seemed a fitting title.
I started this blog as a way for me to express some of the regular frustrations, joys, and the decisions I make while trying to live life. You see, like many people, I’d like to leave the world a better place…but that requires daily decisions. Things as seemingly simple as, “Can I recycle this yogurt container? And if not, do I buy this yogurt next time?”; and as complicated as what appliance to purchase when an old one finally dies.
These little daily decisions often get me thinking about the larger picture and my place on the planet. So this blog has become the place where I take a moment to deliberate and discuss my thoughts and ideas about living lightly.
I (The Hippie Chick) spend my days running my own business, writing, creating knitting and crochet patterns, trying to grow food in our 1/12th acre city plot, and keeping #charliebrowntheairedale from destroying our home and garden. I’m fairly unsuccessful at most of these things. And that’s where the blog comes in, it helps me be a bit accountable by regaling you with the antics that make up my life.
The Goat spends his days as a teacher, trail steward, and cyclists. Basically, if it has wheels and pedals, he can, and probably has, ridden it.