It was a year ago that I started this new blog (I’ve been blogging since 2007). There is NO advertising here. There are no supporters. I never ask for money or any donations. It’s simply a blog about my experiences with life and my so-called retirement. There is no talk of politics here nor religion (but I have been known to make a smallish reference to both of them anyway).
My readers are absolutely thee best ever! I have never gotten a disparaging comment here nor has any troll made my life miserable. For that I am most truly grateful! A heartfelt ‘Thank you‘ for that!
What I have learned along my journey is that I am about as flawed as the next person. We humans truly don’t know what the heck we are doing. Yet, each day we wake up and try, try again to make sense of what we’ve been given. I can’t give anyone advice because we are all different. What works for me may not work for you. All I can do is tell you my experiences and if handed a choice, what would I do in the situation. That’s about it.
For the first time in my retirement life (since 2001) I really am happy right now. I find myself in a very good, contented place. Along my journey, things didn’t work out quite as I had planned and sometimes I became very bitter about that. I also had a lot of trouble understanding other people’s lives and choices. Sometimes it just didn’t make sense but it never meant that anything was wrong. I suppose I lived a very, very sheltered life. I can’t blame myself for that. Nor should you. Blogging opened me up to a whole new slant on how to view life: from other people’s eyes. No school education could have taught me such valuable lessons.
So, here’s to Year Two. Nick and I plan on doing a lot of traveling this upcoming year. That’s what happens when you get a health scare. We think we have all the time in the world. Well, we don’t. I’m grateful for all the travels already taken. But I’m looking forward to the travel less taken. Those are going to be the fun parts.
Live well and prosper, my friend. Live well and prosper.