Wow! It has already been one year of blogging. Yes, the repurposed redhead is celebrating her first birthday and it’s a good one. This year has been full of new adventures and activities, far off lands and fantastic voyages, old friends and new ones. It’s been a grand time and I am excited for what this next year will bring.
My memory bank is packed full of my escapades this past year – here are a few of the highlights.
Being a pirate and river rat in the mighty glacier fed rivers of Alberta, CA with Wild Blue Yonder Rafting. Read the blog post here.
Spending some quality time with the kids of Child Haven International in Kaliyampoondi, TN and Hyderabad, AP in India. Read the blog post here.
Helping families who are still piecing their lives together from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA. Read the blog post here.
Relaxing in Mazatlan with my wonderful parents and having some high flying fun too. Read the blog post here.
Viewing a traditional Indian wedding and discovering that coconuts really do fall on peoples heads. Read the blog post here.
All in all it’s been one heck of a year. We will see what this coming year has in store for me.
I read a blog post earlier today from Amber at The Usual Bliss. The post was titled ‘Wild and Wind Blown’. She wrote of an upcoming trip and how she always seems to be on the go to new adventures and destinations. I feel the same way. One of the images she posted really spoke to me.
Roam if you want? Okay – I will! I saw it and realized – wow – this is exactly what I’m doing. I’m roaming… because I want to.
I have heard this song by the B-52’s about a billion times, but have never really clued into the lyrics. I just sang along to the catchy tune and cheesy vibe.
Fly the great big sky – See the great big sea. Kick through continents – Busting bounderies. Take it hip to hip rocket through the wilderness. Around the world the trip begins with a kiss.
Well my trips don’t usually begin with a kiss, nor do they end that way – but here’s hoping. It’s amazing how we can hear or see something so many times and not really think about it, but once it’s placed in a different context all of the sudden we take notice and delve deeper. And who can resist a cheesy 80’s/90’s music video? Not me.
Amber also included this great Hemingway quote in her post. This man know what he’s talking about. It’s all about the journey and I’m liking the one I’m on.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. – Ernest Hemingway
Currently my journey has brought me back home to see family and friends. This part of the journey involves helping with the social media and blog for Child Haven International. It also involves spending time with some great friends and their new little bundle of joy – Gabriella Rose – what a sweety.
That’s what happening here. How are you all doing? Is your journey taking you where you want to go or are you just along for the ride?
Here is to another great year of blogging and more learning, exploring, and helping for the repurposed redhead.
Thanks for reading!