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Blog-Versary

I stumbled across a post from one of my followers the other day and I hadn’t seen her around for some time. Come to find out that she changed and restarted her blog for what she said was the seventh time. It made me think about my own blog and it’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since I started myself. Four total views last May grew into six views the following month until it picked up more momentum and my tiny voice got a little louder. The rest is history as I continue to grow both on the blog, in my writing style and as a person. I was thinking about her words and her being unhappy with the direction her blog was going in. 

I had pondered my own, knowing that my blog started as “My journey” through life, the intention was that it served as an outlet for my thoughts and feelings, things that often fell flat of understanding in the real world. I believed there were others, feeling the same or at least questioning the same that I was. There had to be and no way could I be the only one. Still, I needed validation and I craved reassurance that I wasn’t going crazy. Most of all I wanted to speak out in an effort to comfort those who were in the process of finding their own voice. Lastly it was following my passion of writing, to practice and use this blog as a platform that would eventually and hopefully develop my skills. I wasn’t very confident in the beginning I must say (no wonder I had only 4 views) and even though I am happy with the progress of English as my second language, I didn’t know if I would ever be able to weave and draw my readers into the fairytale of storytelling. For the first time in my life I felt with certainty that I knew what my dream job would be. I wanted to be a writer, a storyteller to be exact that could not only serve as an outlet or a point of reference and understanding, but also would be somebody that is a reminder that magic exists and wonder lives within all the little things that surround us. To be an escape for others who live vicariously and if lucky bring joy and a sense of contribution and help to their lives. 

Her simple remark of starting over for the seventh time because she decided to change the direction once more, brought on all these thoughts in my own head. I too had thought about the direction of my blog. “My journey”, my life experiences, my spiritual awakening, coming to terms with challenges and day to day struggles, the things I originally thought that I would write about most, took on a different direction all together. The travel pictures of my vagabonding adventures took over and dominated my blog scroll. I used to call them fillers for when there was little time to write about my journey and for awhile I think it made me struggle with the content of my blog. Even though I know that some of you do enjoy those pictures. It was satisfying in a different sense but I feel the deeper meaning of this blog was lost to some extend. 

Many can take a beautiful picture, but what’s the connection, what makes it personal and what makes somebody care for it? You can go on google and have all the pictures you could want, beautiful to look at but without a connection to the one taking those shots. Little relevance, kinda like whoop dee doo, maybe even evoking a loss of connection. You are not going to go back and look for that same artist, but then maybe you do. I wasn’t sure if people would enjoy or would look forward to this content when coming to this blog site. Many blogs that I follow stick to one subject and are more streamlined in that sense. Comparing again, I felt that my blog was all over the place, which was dependent on time and what was on my mind. 

I contemplated the benefits of starting over and I believe I have come to terms with my own decision. I’m ok if this blog is multi dimensional and embraces diversity as well as variety. I realize that my travels, my hiking, painting and my art are all a part of “My journey” and so it shall stand. I believe it needs to be there to show that there can be balance to a life that is not always easy. We all struggle in our own way, trying to find our voice, to contribute and rewrite the content of what matters in our own book. I hope these posts can encourage to find that outlet that keeps us sane. To pursue it with such intend and passion that sets our very soul on fire and is the only way in the end. 

It’s part of the process and the progress and I think a mere face lift to my blog theme with an about page as well as different categories could remedy this for an audience who might not care about all the subjects I write about. And thank you to all of you who regularly stop by and take the time to read and comment, for your support and for your own journey, the light you are to this wonderful community all that you contribute. 

Happy Blog-Versary. Xo ❤

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

23 thoughts on “Blog-Versary

    1. Oh my goodness what a sweet thing to say and you just moved me to tears. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and do know that I share those same feelings for you. You are such a pleasure to me and I’m sure to all of those you reach. I’m truly blessed for the wonderful people I have found since the start of this journey and it is people like yourself who make all the difference. Much love to you my dear friend and thank you again. Xo

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  1. Congratulations! As you realised, it is all you, all part of your journey. Your pictures are special not only because they are beautiful, but because there’s always a story behind them. Keep going here, there and everywhere. I love it!

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    1. Thank you for opening my eyes to new perspectives and you are right. There is always a story behind the picture and it is a form of expression and dabbling into the artistic outlet for me. Thank you for always being there from the beginning and for sharing this journey together. Love and hugs for you my love. 💙

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  2. Your blog is perfect. It’s exactly the way it should be. I’m so grateful to have stumbled across it. You make me smile and completely draw me in to your fairy tales💕

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    1. Awe you are so sweet my dear friend and the feeling is mutual. Thank you so very much, you always brighten my day and your kind heart is a blessing to all of us around you. Xo 💙

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