Even the longest journey starts with a single step.

This time tomorrow night,
the Irish Blog Awards will be over.
I will have survived,
the theme night of “cabaret”,
(don’t even get me started on that!),
and hopefully made some new friends.

Tonight I sit here and pinch myself.
Nine months ago I began to blog.
Not knowing what I was doing,
unfamiliar with wordpress,
the concept of blogging,
or the idea that out there,
there were like minded people,
who enjoyed reading and writing.

It has been an absolute joy.photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/behdad/19642928/">Behdad Esfahbod</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
Each and every post I have written,
has been something I wanted to do.
I have written posts,
laughing as I remembered,
and I have written others,
through falling tears.
Some were a challenge,
others came so easily.

Initially it was just me,
my laptop, and a few readers.
Now I face a new challenge.
Many of my friends,
and some of my family,
know about “my thoughts on a page”.

Now I realise,
I am writing to an audience.
There is a chance on a daily basis,
that I will actually meet people,
who may comment in real life,
on what I have written.

I have no idea what the future holds,
where my blog is going,
or what I would like to achieve.

As I read back those lines,
I smile,
as this is the way I have got through life to date.

Whatever the future holds,
of one thing I am sure,
it will continue to feature strongly,
“my thoughts on a page”.

As is true for everyone,photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/inorman/6877061040/">Ian Alexander Norman</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
we are all on a “journey”.
One day at a time.
And as I remember my first posts,
and those early days,
I am reminded of the saying,
“Even the longest journey,
begins with a single step”.

I feel so lucky,
that my journey has led me here.
To wordpress, to all of you,
and to the pleasure of sharing,
“my thoughts on a page”.

Thank you all for reading.
I hugely appreciate your support.

See you all Monday.

photo credit: Ian Alexander Norman via photopin cc
photo credit: Behdad Esfahbod via photopin cc

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27 thoughts on “Even the longest journey starts with a single step.

        1. I saw that yesterday- I’d been checking on the website non stop till they gave the list of winners. Sending you big hugs-I won’t be drowning my sorrows, I’ll be drinking to the great Tric and to her blog, which remains as fabulous as ever, whatever the result was. You made it through to the finals, and they didn’t realise that you should have won. We’ll let them off; eveybody cocks up sometimes πŸ˜‰

        2. Ha ha. Thanks a million. I can live with not winning. In fact my husband is telling everyone I came second, which is totally made up by him!

    1. OMG. That is doing my head in.I am not a dressing up sort of person. Not a chance any memory of it will be left anywhere to come back and haunt me. Anyway I will look amazing in your imagination and that suits me perfectly. Thank you so much for always reading and commenting. You are much appreciated.

  1. Break a leg, tric. I am sure that you will outperform all those Irish bloggers, and come out a winner. We will be thinking of you (again not the stunning cabaret outfit as you said before to one of the comments, but thinking of you as the most wonderful person and an outstanding blogger.)

    Best wishes by Massachusetts Blogger from your fan club.

      1. What’s this we teach our children – it’s not all about winning it’s the fun of taking part – at least you have it to say – I was there did that and I have the hangover to prove it!

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