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The wonderful world of blogging!

I started blogging, seriously, after I had arrived here in China.  I am sorry I didn’t do more blogging when I lived in Prague, but it is what it is!!  Blogging has become my newest addiction!!  It’s a healthy one at least.  My food addiction – well not so healthy sometimes haha.  My book addiction has been seriously curtailed due to me leaving in less than two weeks – I have had to reduce the number of notebooks I have to about 5 – and that was hard to do!

 

Back to blogging – I started blogging because I love writing.  I wanted my family and friends back in Canada to read about what I was experiencing.  I never really thought much about what kind of impact blogging would have on me.  I am trying to keep up a schedule with my blogs, but some days I have “blogger’s block” (is that a thing?), and other days I want to write about so many different things!

 

I am happy to say that it has had a very positive impact on me.  My writing skills have improved, as have my photography skills (at least in my mind they have!).  But more importantly, I have discovered a whole new world – a fantastic world.  The world of bloggers.

 

I have spent this afternoon reading blogs about people giving up their careers for a year or two and traveling around the world.  I enjoy the traveling blogs.  I have been reading food blogs, inspirational blogs, and so many more.  The world is a crazy, and a bit scary, place these days, and it is so nice to read so many happy stories.

 

Blogging is such a great way to connect with people from all around the world, and read about what other people are talking about or seeing.  It has opened my eyes and has inspired me to pursue more dreams.  I have also added more places to see and visit on my ever-changing bucket list!

 

I am so grateful for all of my fellow bloggers who have started following my blog, and wanting to read about my life and my thoughts.

 

So this blog is to my fellow bloggers – thank you so much for becoming a part of my blogging life, and thank you for sharing with me your life.  I appreciate all of you!!

 

“Sail Across the Moon”

Do you ever hear a song that transports you back to another time?  Perhaps high school or college?  I am sure most of us have had that experience.

 

I was listening to music the other day, and heard “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, and was instantly back in 2001.  I love that song.  Back then, I was recently separated and had discovered MSN Communities.  It was my first foray into the internet communication world – chatting with people from all over the world.  Its amazing how far the internet has come since then. 

 

I belonged to a community called “Sail Across the Moon”.  The people there were from all walks of life, and so many of them have become such an important part of my life, even now.  They are dear friends of mine, and I have had the privilege of meeting a lot of them over the years at get-togethers.  Once in Vegas, once in Tennessee, and another time in St. Louis.  The memories I made while I was part of the group are memories I will have forever, some great, some not so great – the internet really does make people do funny things – like not be truthful about who they really are.  What is that anyway? 

 

Anyway – music is such an important part of our lives.  It can lift us up, it can bring us back in time, it can remind us of how much we have grown from that period in our life.

 

Where I live now, music is broadcast throughout the community via loud speakers.  Some days it’s terribly annoying but mostly it is nice to hear. “Sounds of Silence” is played every morning (instrumental version) and in the evening, it’s the Alphabet Song.  I wish I was kidding about that but I am not!  I hear it and then it is stuck in my head for hours.

 When I think back to my time in China, I know that when I hear Sounds of Silence, I will be transported back to this community that has embraced me and made me feel welcome.

 

So when you are having a bad day, or a stressful day, or even a melancholy day, turn on some music, sit back and “sail across the moon” to another time.  It will almost certainly put you in a better mood!