Life is an adventure through uncharted territory.
It’s full of ‘first’.
First tooth. First step. First day of school. First date. First love. First job. First child. First grandchild. First gray hair!
It’s also full of obstacles.
As Forrest Gump said: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
It’s never too late to be who you want to be.
It’s never too late to do what you are passionate about. I truly believe this.
When I turned 50, I asked myself what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I figured, if I was lucky, I could have another productive 20 years.
At 52 I started to learn about websites so I could build my own. And I did and the rest is history as they say. I was a web designer for 18 years. Never in my wildest dream would I have foreseen this path.
Well I am lucky. Here I am, 22 years later, still going strong (not quite like the Energizer Bunny) with an online presence through this blog.
Not everyone will think life is an adventure
Life is also full of ups and downs. And some have more ups and some have more downs.
Sometimes it depends on the path we choose when at a crossroad.
Sometimes we have no control of the situation.
I don’t pretend to know what others are going through in their lives.
I just know that I’m lucky to be here now and be able to do what I love, which is spend as much time as I can in front of my computer, writing in this blog, redesigning the look of it, learning new marketing tips, finding content to write about, making new online friends.
What can I say, I guess I’m a geek! An old one and proud of it. LOL
I’ll be honest
I’ve been struggling to figure out who my audience is, you know people who would want to read what I have to say. In the blogging world, it’s called a Niche.
But today, I decided to stop procrastinating about that challenge and just write about what pops into my head, just like this whole post did this morning as I was waking up!
I want to share my adventures in different facets of my life which I think can also benefit whoever reads my posts.
I’m having fun learning new things, finding interesting people doing interesting stuff.
Maybe I’ll tell you about my culinary adventures. I hate cooking but I’m starting to ‘like’ baking as it seems to involve less prep. I love collecting recipes on my laptop, in my recipe binder and on my Just Easy Recipes Facebook page. And I love watching Food Network cooking competitions. What can I say, I’m weird!
I’m also exploring the adventure of grand-motherhood. I have 2 grandsons, a 2 year old and a 6-week old and this is definitely uncharted territory. A lot has changed since my daughter was that age. It’s a whole new world.
I will also continue to share our cruise destinations and tell you about beautiful places we visit and what kind of adventure we go on. Yes we will be going back to cruising and see the world. I think we’ve been on 50 so far and don’t intend to stop. Our next one is in January 2021 and hopefully this covid-19 crisis will be over by then.
Sometimes, I might say something about being a “mature” woman, like on this post, but not too often. 🙂
I guess my blog is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna read about!