Write the” About ” page for your blog in 10 years.
Todays challenge is interesting….I had to go back and re-read my “About” page on my blog. I wrote that a little over a year ago and it’s fun to think back to where I was, not only physically but emotionally as well. Todays challenge asks me to imagine what that “About” page on my blog would say ten years from now. Hmmmmmm…. That’s an interesting thing to consider. Let’s see…Here is what I wrote on my “About” page a little over a year ago…
“Welcome to my Blog! Hello! It’s Me, Holly and my Hubs, Scott , We’ve been planning, dreaming, researching and dreaming some more about starting a new life in a new country! After six years of very in-depth research as well as in-depth dreaming and traveling, we have finally settled on Boquete , Panama! To say we are excited to have finally made a decision on where we’re moving, would be an understatement ! We are beyond thrilled to be about a year away from making it all a reality. Our goal for liftoff is June of 2013. I invite you to follow us on this journey and live vicariously through us! I’m hoping this blog will be a great way to stay connected to all the people who just can’t believe we are leaving! I’m also hoping my blog will be somehow helpful to others who are contemplating making a life change like this. I’m beginning our story at the very beginning because as I started reading blogs about expatriating I discovered that most of them skipped over all this early stage stuff. I found myself wishing I knew more about how and why they had made such a major move to another country. I hope that sharing my experience somehow helps someone else as they begin to plan their own big adventure. When I think about all we still have to accomplish, my head spins, but when I think about the end result, I smile! Sooooo Let’s Get This Adventure Started!!!”
So, here’s my best guess on what I may have to say on my “About” page ten years from now…..
Ten years ago my husband and I embarked on an incredible adventure. We decided to retire early and leave the rat race in Silicon Valley California . We sold our home, and my business, minimized all our worldly possessions, packed up four suitcases and our two cats and landed in Panama City for a fresh new start to our lives. After having spent many years researching to determine the best destination for us we landed in Boquete,Panama and never looked back. It’s taken ten years and a lot of work but we’re now fluent in the language of our adopted country. We’ve been fortunate to have forged lasting friendships with so many likeminded people, (native Panamanians and expats alike,) here and are enjoying this adventure just as much , if not more, than we did from day one. Ten years ago everything about living here in the tropics of Panama felt so new and foreign but now it’s home (although, I’ve never gotten over my dislike of the critters here!). It’s so great to walk through this small town and see so many familiar faces. Through the years many of our friends and families have visited and continue to make trips out here from time to time, to enjoy this beautiful town in the highlands of Panama. When we first made this move they thought we were out of our minds but now they all understand what drew us here and what makes us stay. This blog has connected me with an unbelievable amount of people from all over the world. Some have visited and even decided to live in Panama too. Others of my loyal followers have followed and continue to follow this amazing adventure of ours often sending me great comments which give me great pleasure. Publishing my story has really served as a great way for all my friends and family to feel as though the’ve been right here along side of us as we’ve made our life here in Panama. After ten years there’s still so many adventures to be had, we’re far from done! Soooo let’s keep this adventure going!!!
Well, that’s my best guess on what I would say ten years down the road. But who really knows, right? Although It can be fun to imagine what I’d have to say ten years from now I must admit that I much prefer to stay focused on today and not to put too much energy in, or emphasis on, what may be wayyyyy out there in the future. Focusing on TODAY and all the great things that make each day such a rich adventure is the way to go, at least that’s my opinion. I may have a much different opinion about that ten years down the road, so stay tuned!