Has it really been a year?
It seems like so much has happened since I started my blog in July last year.
My original intention was to use it to quickly (and easily) keep family and friends updated as we embarked on a trip around Australia. Let’s face it, posting my thoughts in one convenient location for everyone to read had to be easier than writing copious emails to everyone every week.
Looking back, I know it certainly has fulfilled that purpose, though now I feel it has become much more.
I never thought I would enjoy blogging so much that I would go on to create another blog – My Creative Cosmos – where I showcase my creative writing. (Ok, I post some silly writing, but ‘showcasing my creative writing’ sounds so much nicer.)
I never thought I would spend so much time carefully taking photographs of the places we find ourselves to share with everyone and that doing so would become very important to me. (I’m even trying to improve my skills with my camera.)
I never thought I would make friends with so many other bloggers, some of them half way around the world. (Such is the magic of connections within the blogging community.)
The most amazing thing however, is how far I believe I’ve come as a blogger myself. When I look back at The First Day of the Rest of My Life, (my first post), it makes me smile.
Hopefully I’ve lived up to my promise and gone on to keep everyone ‘entertained with my ramblings‘ writing about where we’ve been, what we’re seen, and where we’ll find ourselves next.
Our Trip in Brief
An anniversary, even if it’s a blogivarsary, calls for a quick recap. Since leaving Brisbane in October last year, so far:
- We’ve spent time in four states
- We’ve stayed at 35 different locations
- We’ve been on three separate house sitting jobs
- We’ve walked along several beaches
- We’ve walked in several National Parks
- We’ve also walked in a couple of World Heritage areas
- I adored The Blue Mountains
- We both fell in love with Tasmania
- We sweltered in Ballina
- And almost froze at Cradle Mountain
- In February, I started posting a Photo of the Week
I now post a featured photo every Monday morning
- Dean got to see Ships Stern Bluff
- He loved Corindi Beach
And could easily have said “Let’s live here!”
- I’ve reviewed 11 Chicken Parmigianas
That’s an average of one every 3.2 weeks
About the frequency at which we dine out
- I’ve published 138 post on this blog
And incorporated 63 pages of info and images
Our trip has been amazing up to this point and yet there is still so much more to see and do.
By Christmas, we will be in Perth and we anticipate we’ll have another six months or so then before we turn the car back towards home. (Around July next year – where ever home is going to be.)
Thank you for following us and your kind and (sometimes) witty comments.
I hope you continue to enjoy reading about our trip.