Happy Birthday to me.

Well actually Happy Birthday to ‘My thoughts on a page’, which has over the past two years become very much a part of me. I have laughed and cried out loud here and enormously enjoyed every post I’ve written.

Like New Year a birthday is a time to reflect, to look forward and back. When I look back I do so with tremdous grattitude that my brother introduced me to blogging. From my earliest days I have enjoyed the interactions of those I have met either here or elsewhere on wordpress. Lucky for me quite a number of you have been here for most of the two years. It has been one of the most difficult two years in my life, with Daniels diagnosis and battle taking it’s toll, not to mention the difficult road that is grief.
So many of you have helped me through. I really am hugely grateful.

As I look forward I think there is a change coming. At last I feel I know what I want to do. I want to write, and be published some day. I’ve tried to free up some time in the week to actively write and to give the time I should to the creative writing course assignments I’ve been set.

With that in mind I don’t think I’ll be able to post as much as I have to date, but I will never be too far away. I will try to check in regularly to catch up on what I’ve missed and I would love if I could get up to three posts a week done. I am also thinking of beginning another regular slot where you who read can contribute. I will hopefully have a better idea of what that will be when I clear some headspace and think it through, as I so enjoyed the ‘series of letters’ and ‘second chance repost’.

In time I may even pluck up the courage to post some of my creative writing here too.

So onward and upward. I’m away off to the pool again teaching, but when I return I hope you will be able to join me at about ten thirty Irish time to raise your glasses “To blogging and online friendships”.

Slรกinte, even if you can’t join me you can be sure I’m enjoying one,(or two) myself.

photo credit: landhere via photopin cc

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37 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to me.

  1. Cheers Tric! To blogging and online friendships!
    This all sounds have very exciting. I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and I can see your writing going from strength to strength, especially recently. Hope you’re enjoying the course. It sounds great. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Good for you for trying to follow your dreams. I would love to read some of your creative writing one day. Like you, I also enjoyed the letter series and thank you again for posting mine, and on such a perfect and timely day at that. Writing series such as those are very interesting and a great community builder.

    1. Thank you. I remember your letter and there were two others who got to post them on very important dates.
      I’ll share some writing as soon as I feel I’m getting somewhere with it.
      Thanks again, I feel you have been with me a long while.

  3. Happy blog birthday! And best wishes for the writing. And if you post three times a week, you’re still posting more often than most bloggers, so I think it’s all good ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. happy birthday to your blog, i’ve enjoyed getting to know you through your words, tric. i’m glad you’re moving ahead with the next phase of your writing and know you’ll never be far, even if you’re not here as often. so, i raise my glass to you and i’m taking my chances on the time )

  5. Happy birthday to your blog! I wish you well on your future writings and all but admit to being selfish and knowing I will miss your regular posts!

    1. Ah thanks Deb. Hopefully i’ll be here relatively frequently and you always know where to find me via contact me. I think you’ll enjoy me new series I’m planning and maybe even join in on it. I’ll keep you posted.

  6. er, is it all right if I start early (hic) – 10.30pm is way past my bedtime! ๐Ÿ˜†

    congrats, tric – have enjoyed reading your blog and getting to ‘know’ you through your posts

    looking forward to reading more of your posts for many years to come !

    1. Duncan you know only too well how much I’ve enjoyed our online craic. Your support when Danny was sick was immense and your beautiful tribute ‘The flowers of the forest’ you linked was one I’ll never forget.
      So I’ll just have to raise another glass to you and our continuing blogging interaction which I too hope to enjoy for another few years at least.

    1. Thanks so much. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and I am happy to count you one of my great online buddies. Here’s to another few years reading and commenting, and you never know some day we get to meet.

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