One year ago today, Feb. 11, 2012, I placed my first blog post in this space. It doesn't seem quite possible that over a 365 day period I published 295 posts. For half of that time I was logging 11-12 hours away from home at my full-time job.
But this was something I was determined to do and it has been a satisfying endeavor. There have been few days I haven't had light bulb moments for future blog subjects. It's a big old world out there and it's my wish to keep growing, keep learning, keep gaining inspiration from all that's around me.
To those who have chosen to spend a few moments here over the past year, I say thank you. To those who have joined as a follower, I appreciate you. And most of all, to those who take time to leave me a comment, I appreciate you most of all.
It's been very rewarding to get to "know you," to have a dialogue and to share thoughts and ideas. And to sometimes have a laugh or two along the way.
From you I have learned much. You inspire, entertain and educate me. All of us are different. We have different backgrounds and upbringings. We live in different parts of the world. Out life experiences are different.
And yet, we can come together through blogs and form a bond. We seek ways to live our lives in a meaningful fashion, embracing each day to the fullest extent. Finding joy and comfort in small things of life.
I look forward to the journey ahead. We shall continue on our path, learning and loving the things around us that bring happiness.
As I briefly review some of the topics I've covered, I wonder if I've "stayed true" to the goal I set out for this blog.
Halcyon Days for me represents carving out time each day to slow down, enjoy the small things life has to offer and appreciate the beauty that's always there. Nature; my pets; poetry; books; photography; music; inspiration and wisdom gleaned from writings of others; little stories about people I've known; food; gardening; healthy living; a little bit of fashion.
Who knows where the future will lead.
Will I decide to keep chickens?
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Start a business?
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Or perhaps I'll just relax and have virtual afternoon tea here with you!
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"Afternoon Tea" by William Henry Margetson 1861-1940
I'll be putting the kettle on to boil and making up a tea menu fit for a king. Do put it on your calendar and make plans to join me.
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Happy Monday to you.