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.
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,
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,
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.
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27 thoughts on “Even the longest journey starts with a single step.”
Thank you. Is is wrong to wish it was all over? 🙂
Best of luck Tric. Enjoy the experience!!!!!!!!!!!
Best of luck tomorrow my dearest friend. I will be thinking of you 🙂
Drinking for me more like!
I’m crossing everything I have two of (except my boobs, ‘cos that would hurt). I love your blog and will be there on Monday to read it, whatever the result. Have a lovely jubbly weekend, girl 🙂
Thanks a million. You have been along for most of my journey. I must admit I will be glad when I hear Sunday has arrived.
Hic… still drinking for you, girl…. it’s 9.22 in Ireland….. and the South of France blogger is crossing it all for you.
Thanks for your support. You’ll have to drown your sorrows now as I did not win! 🙂
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 😉
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!
You are already a winner 🙂
Have a wonderful evening! Any chance that we might catch a glimpse of your cabaret getup?
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.
good luck, tric
will be thinking of you later !
I hope it is not my stunning “cabaret” outfit you will be thinking of!
Thanks Duncan. 🙂
Good Luck from the US blogger! Hope you will now consider yourself a “writer”! Cheers!
Thank you. Maybe your right, I’m getting there! 🙂 Thank you. Once again we go back quite some time I appreciate all your support.
you’ll be carrying all of our luck with you tric )
Thanks for the good wishes Beth. Didn’t win but really enjoyed the experience, and still quite chuffed.
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.
Ha ha. Thank you so much. I’m afraid the judges did not share your opinion, but I am still very happy with being a finalist. 🙂
Well here I am late as usual Tric hope it all went according to your plan – it is Monday so I should be able to catch up on the” divartions”
Hi C.J. I didn’t win unfortunately but my husband is telling everyone I came second, ( which he is just making up!).
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!
All true! 🙂