Eight months ago I placed my blog on the shelf while I contemplated a future with other possibilities. When I stepped away from blogging I felt that it was a thing of the past for me. My need to push back from the computer was stronger than my desire to continue my travel blog. All the wonderful blogs and the unique individuals I had connected with were a true gift to me but they came at a cost. Hours spent researching and writing blog posts, reading other blogs and commenting (all self-imposed stresses) kept me away from my beloved outdoors, off the trails that had begun to feel as much like home to me as our little house on wheels. But, like others before me, my soul’s need to express herself through the written word compels me to move back into the blogging arena.
However, after spending much time reflecting upon this choice, I have decided that my blog will morph into a compilation of my passions, namely travel, health and fitness, food, and whatever else may speak to my muse. These passions seem to stay true to my blog title “paint your landscape”, a metaphor for how hubby and I envision a good life, doing what makes our hearts sing, keeping our bodies and minds healthy, coloring our world with broad brushstrokes.
We have a summer trip planned, heading into Montana to visit friends, explore national parks new to us and others that beckon us once again. We will then move north of the border to explore a small slice of Canada, reconnecting with friends and hiking some of the trails in Banff and possibly Jasper National Parks.
I look forward to reconnecting with the blogging community.