I spent most of last night setting up a Twitter account, which frankly, I don’t know what to do with, and visiting the blogs of people who had visited me.
I was so impressed by what I saw; it was a feast for the eyes. I saw a blog about a man who had a spinal cord injury seven years ago, and lost the use of his legs. He is about to travel around the world in a wheelchair. Impressive, maybe, but he climbs mountains! He paraglides, kayaks and hand-cycles up mountains. He wrote one blog from 17,000 feet in the Himalayas. Wow. Ask yourself, am I achieving my true potential. Compared to this, probably not.
Other sites had wonderful photos, incredible art work, and brilliant stories; both fact and fiction. There were stories of travel, strength, humour, and downright craziness. I was quite reluctant to return ‘home’ after visiting so many people in so many places. I have to thank the people who visit me too. I think I have such a drab life, and yet you stop to read about it. I am always excited when I see someone has given me a ‘thumbs up’ or a comment. These people are from all around the world, and they visit me, and I in turn can visit them.
Not such a big deal, you might think, but for someone whose family is three thousand miles away, it’s quite a big deal. It has been difficult at times as I felt the distance between us. Now it seems I can travel electronically all over the world, and in return, other people visit me. I started the blog as a way to be creative, and to share some of my stories with family and friends far away. I never could have imagined the impact it would have on me, and perhaps is having on other people.
Okay, before I get too gushy…based on the extravaganza that I saw last night, I thought I could make my blog a bit more visually appealing. I am an art major after all, so shame on me for not even trying. Anyway, I hope you like the new theme and images. I may even post some favourite photos from time to time.
See you soon.