Howdy! It has been a minute since I wrote a blog. I started writing this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, dreams, etc with people... or just throwing it out into the great wide void of the internet. I hope it reaches a few people and I hope it brings a tiny bit of enjoyment or even joy into their day.
I have not written since MAY! Which was a bit of a surprise to me but then I thought about the summer, and it makes sense.
I am fortunate enough to have had a nice long vacation planned this summer. I spent a good amount of time planning and preparing for it. This vacation was a tour of Norway. And, wow, Norway is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited. I may need to do a future blog telling you all about the must see places in Norway. One of the highlights of the trip was seeing Rick Steves in a restaurant in Oslo. Talk about surreal, seeing THE European travel expert in Europe... memorable.
Now, here I am without a blog or post in many weeks. I called this post "And then life happens" because that is what happened to me. I caught Covid on the flight home from Norway. I feel confident that is where I got it, but one cannot be 100% sure, but I am about 95% sure because the woman seated next to me coughed, sneezed, and blew her nose for 7.5 hours straight. Siiiigh, I avoided it for over 3 years and my first overseas trip since the pandemic is where I got it. NOW, I will say, I am fortunate to have not gotten it until now. I am fortunate that I got it on the way home verse on the way there. I am fortunate that I only suffered a terrible flu-like illness and didn't end up in the hospital. I always try to focus on the good, but it was rough being sick and jet lagged and wanting to get back to "normal" life. I know that we all can make plans and then life happens. I know this is small in the grand scheme of things. I know I have a lot to be grateful for and I try to focus on that. But, it really sucked getting sick and being too wiped out to do anything at all. Cue the sad violin music.
So, this is my long way of telling you why I have been gone for so long. I think everyone has ideas on how things happen. I wanted to be that business owner who blogs and posts on social media regularly and builds their business that way. But, LIFE HAPPENS. Things may not always go as planned. If they always did, life would be boring and predictable. So here is me letting life happen and being okay with it. This does not mean I cannot make changes to my life or may plans or do the things to enrich my soul, this just means if life happens, let it happen and keep on trucking!
Love you all!
PS - The picture in this blog is one I took in Lillehammer. That is an adorable town that has hosted the Olympics. I understand why they chose that charming town. I want to go back.