Dear fellow bloggers,
When I was a little girl I dreamed about having pen pals in faraway places. I imagined there was someone living in another country who thought about things the way I did and who had experienced some of the same things I had experienced. Unfortunately, it never happened. There were too many other things going on in our household to make finding a pen pal a priority.
Fast forward many years later to the age of the internet, and here I am living out my childhood fantasy. I am so grateful to have a place to do what I love the most, writing, and to connect with others with the same passion.
I have met so many interesting, soulful people from all corners of the world since starting this blog. My blog got off to a painfully slow start, and there were many times I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue. I am so glad I did because it has helped me to grow and heal.
I have heard the voices of many people sharing about their travels, their triumphs and defeats, and many who, like me, have been impacted either personally or by a friend or family member who has a chronic illness that affects their mental health. I have enjoyed living vicariously through those who travel and live in exotic places, and through the beautiful endeavors of the poets, photographers, artists, journalists, humorists, and writers of prose.
Never would I have understood the exact ways in which blogging would influence my views on life. A forum to write and enjoy other people’s creativity is a gift that continues to inspire me, and I have learned so much from the thought-provoking and encouraging feedback I have received.
If I could, I would throw a big party for all of my fellow bloggers, because I would love to meet you all in person. Instead, I will enjoy the fact that I finally have my “pen pals” and look forward to continuing this voyage together.