Saturday 1448 – 27th October 2012.
Yes 1500 Saturdays is a year old which of course means I am a year older and nearer my end… Gosh that sounds a bit serious and dramatic doesn’t it?
Let me remind you what this blog was about by repeating what I said on my “About” page when this blog began.
I am getting to the age where I have been considering how much time I might have left on this planet ( I reserve judgement on whether there might be another life) and from that thinking came the idea for this blog.
I figured if I wrote about what I was doing, photographing, talking about or thinking on each of the last 1500 Saturdays of my life then it might concentrate my mind on what is good and bad about life in general and my life in particular.
I feel sure these last Saturdays will be filled with all kinds of physical and emotional journeys as I seek out interesting, useful, relaxing or just downright fun ways of spending these last days.
There will be opinions, ( sometimes contradicting myself I’m sure – well I am a woman after all !) maybe poetry and always photographs..
I hope you will have fun reading my blog ( or occasionally be challenged, enraged, or have your thoughts positively provoked! ) and please feel free to join in by commenting “
I think I gave you all I had anticipated and much that I did not. What a year it has been so I thought a review would be a good idea !
( If you click on any of the purple words below they will take you to a relevant post. They will often not be what you might expect so do dive into one or 2 of them and the comments are often more interesting than the posts!)
I’ve talked about Charities I support – Wateraid, Tree Aid, the Samaritans, Mind and sponsoring a child through Plan.
There have been many times of great joy such as the 2 wonderful days in summer sunshine that I spent with my friend at the One Love Festival; days of music and laughter.
I have openly shared that I haven’t always got things right in the past, when I have been ill, first with work-related stress and depression, then my Type 2 diabetes diagnosis ( which unbeknownst to me at the time contributed in a big way to my earlier stress) and my recovery aided by my new-found love of meditation.
What I have noticed most is how much my compassion and passion for injustice has surfaced again and again during the course of this year. I have written about the world moving too fast for me, a lot about War and Peace ( no not the book ! ) guns and Wikileaks; discovering anew the activist in me, for which I am grateful. I’m a great believer that just moaning doesn’t make changes and if you do nothing, nothing changes so I prefer to add my voice to the growing clamour for no more war and more equality in this beautiful world.
“Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore” ~Hindu Proverb
Well I’m another year older but I’m fitter, happier and more at peace with myself than I was when the year started which is all good. When I look at the topics above I realise that I have revealed a great deal about myself but then I always was an open book; wearing my heart on my sleeve…
Is there more to come… probably! though I did think about stopping when the year was up, as the blog is pretty time-consuming, but I think I’ll carry on..
Thank you so much to everyone who has joined me on my journey this year and commented.. there wouldn’t be much point doing this if no-one was joining in.
I’m sure you will all have noticed my quirkiness and will have your own opinions about how this year has been and what you might have learned about me and as always I’d love to know what you’re thinking, about any of the subjects I’ve covered this year, so fire away!
Onwards to the next year, whatever it might bring. I hope you’ll stick with me 😉
You can find my photography blog Photomania here I hope you’ll pop over and take a look if you haven’t already.