Sunday, November 22, 2009
August 31st marked a significant change in direction for this blog. When I started back in March my intent was to share a quotation a day in hopes of inspiring others. This was to be a quiet place where someone could take away a simple thought and apply it to their daily life as they saw fit. I didn't go further than to include an occasional quotation that I had written, as I didn't want this blog to be about me. I wanted it to be about and for others.
Over the months my needs changed, and this blog has changed with them. From day one I had hoped for interaction with others, and while I did get occasional feedback from some about how those quotations had inspired them, after a while it wasn't enough. I wanted to unveil more of myself and create open dialogue in the hope of helping others see life through my eyes, and in turn see a different view of the world and myself through theirs.
The goal of my blog has been and always will be to remain a place of compassion, optimism and hope. Where absolutely everyone is welcome to read and voice their opinion regardless of race, age, sex or lifestyle.
Since this turning point I've gradually met and grown to know many amazing people in all areas of the world; Canada, the US, Philippines, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Egypt, Australia, and others that escape me at the moment (please don't kill me if I missed you!). I'm endlessly inspired by what I've read on other people's sites and they serve to keep me going on days when I feel a bit down, which I'm happy to say is rarely these days.
So, for those of you who have been following along since the start, I know you've seen a big change here but hopefully you still get something from it. If it no longer suits what you're looking for, it will truly be a shame to see you go but I hope you understand this is what I've been needing. I can honestly say at this point I'm happier and more hopeful than I have been in a long, long time.
I cherish my life more than ever and all of you reading have been a huge part of that. More than you realize, much more than I can explain. I've started some new friendships and I can't wait to get to know all of you better. You inspire me in so many ways.
Life is such an amazing journey.