My name is Jo Keirns, I am the voice behind the Living Tree Company's blog. Before we had Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or many of the other social media sites, there was a little corner of the internet world called Xanga. Although I had the Living Tree Company, on the Xanga, I was Lady of Avalon Land. Here I wrote poetry, and stories, it truly was my first blogging experience, and I made many, many good friends through Xanga, we really connected, and have remained friends throughout the years. Xanga somewhat crashed, many of my poems lost, but some survived. Today on my 62nd I have decided in honor of my birthday to repost a poem from my xanaga site that I wrote on my 49th birthday. This is a special shout out to all my xange friends and family. We do have 3 Xanaga groups on Facebook, Donkeyville, Xanga Alumni, and Xangaforever. Here is my original poem with original photos. Over the past 20 years or so from Xanga to now, my topics have changed, and my writing improved, but Xanga still holds a very special place in my heart. Through Xanga I gained confidence and courage, it helped make me the person I am today. The last two days have been stories similar to what I would have posted on Xanaga. Thank you all that follow my blog, Love and Blessings!