Saturday, April 21, 2018

Eight Year Journey

On April 20, 2010 Rick talked me into taking a journey that I really had no idea where I might be going.  I started writing this blog. I had written a lot of songs and a few newspaper articles but never anything like a daily blog.  I knew I was a good songwriter, but this blog stuff was a whole new world and for me it was scary.

I decided that I would try to make it positive and helpful.  I would write as honest as I knew how and we would see where it led.  Eight years later, here I am.  There are days my mind is blank, days that I have been ill and could not write, days that I thought why would anyone want to read my words.

Many times I have thought about stopping, yet I continue.  You see, I made friends in the blog community, students from work read my words and friends that live in far away places read them as well.  This blog at times gave me courage and many times you all gave me hope.  I hope that I have encouraged, and maybe caused you to think about something in a different way.

I hope that I have been there on bad days for you, like so many have for me.  I hope our similarities as well as our differences have kept you coming back.  Some days it feels like this world has gone crazy and our moral compass no longer points due north, on those days I push for kindness.
On sad days I plead for joy and the reminder that we are all human.

Eight years, I am shocked.  I am proud of myself as well and even on the dark days, I am proud of humanity.  Proud because I know in my heart we are all human, we all need kindness, want love and joy, a home, food and our families to be safe.  I know in my heart that there are still many who will step up to the plate and do the right thing, who are there when family, friends or strangers need help.

So tonight as the journey towards transformation continues, spread kindness, it's free and we all need it.  Thank you for reading my blog, my heart is filled with gratitude for eight years into this journey.


  1. I thank you for writing. I am a proud reader. Your gentle loving soul has often eased my heart.

  2. Thank you Jilda for writing every day, both sharing and providing help. Hugs and congratulations on 8 years of blogging.

  3. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging and thank you.
    That is quite an accomplishment.
    I remember how it was when I first started blogging, learning to navigate in a brand new world and as soon as I felt comfortable navigating, Blogger would change things and I had to learn new things all the time.

    Hugs, Julia