The first recorded blog post I wrote was on January 3, 2017. I started out writing about the impact of reaching un certain age and easing from work life into the [surely] leisurely life of a retiree. It wasn’t long, however, before I transitioned into more of what the blogosphere likes to call “lifestyle” posts. I did so because a) I’d moved on psychologically and didn’t have that much more to say about being retired, b) lifestyle posts are just more fun, and c) I soon found myself busier than ever.
Three years later, I am still only “demi” retired. When my daughter started her own business, I signed on happily to help her. I’ve learned all sorts of new stuff and am truly enjoying it. I should add that she’s a very accommodating boss, and neither the work nor the time involved ever feel oppressive. Did I mention that she’s in the wine business? That I get to taste fabulous wines, use my French and Italian, and on occasion meet winemakers and wine industry professionals from multiple hemispheres? What’s not to like?
But all of the above is almost an aside to what I really wanted to say on the anniversary of my first post.
It’s a simple thank you.
First, thank you to those of you who take the time to read, like, comment, share. From the start I imagined a blog that would spark a conversation, and I love hearing your reactions, your questions, your reflections, your personal experiences.
Second, thank you to the many other bloggers I’ve come to know and appreciate during the last three years. You give me a hearty laugh, remind me to be grateful, allow me to share your travels, recommend a book I never would have known about, or turn out a batch of the best snickerdoodle cookies I’ve ever tasted (In Diane’s Kitchen… here’s the link)..
And so… onward and upward, just like that staircase in the photo, taken at the famous horseshoe curve of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in Blair County, PA.