A WP Anniversary

Yesterday WP sent me this.

I forgot that it was my anniversary. For the most part, blogging has been fun and I have “met” many great people, some of whom I feel as if I know.

A flower from my M.

Unfortunately, only a very few of the bloggers that I started following in those early days are still here, but others have come along, and the life wheel has continued turning.

An Okanagan willow tree.

I have also changed. I started out (very rustily) writing about narcissism, but over the years I gradually dropped it and now haven’t written about it for a long time.

Lots of other changes occurred during these years. My M and I had some significant career changes, we moved from one province to another, and I took on a last big career job in the north while maintaining our Okanagan home. M retired. We will be moving again next month, but this time, only to the other end of town. We have been busy!

Flying. It’s the best.

I will soon be retiring myself; in fact I am in my last 18 months of formal working time.

So what’s up 18 months from now? We’ll be starting work on a book about local wine, and I’ll spend some leisure time in a Cessna. It’s exciting, and I’m looking forward to the next chapters. 🙂

33 thoughts on “A WP Anniversary”

  1. 🙂 A happy ninth blogging anniversary to you, Lynette! May your blog be around to receive more blogging anniversaries in the future!

  2. Nine years is a long time, Lynette. Great stuff! And the future all sounds very interesting and positive. Hope all goes well for both of you.

    1. Thank you very much for your good wishes, Stuart. 🙂 I am looking forward to compiling our book; we have very specific plans for the tone and content. Cheers, Lynette

  3. Happy #9 Lynette. Next month is #7 for me and 7 years retired. Best promotion I ever worked for. Good luck with your move, your approach to retirement and your leisure time pursuits. All the best. Allan

    1. Blogging was a retirement project for you? Thank you very much for your good wishes, Allan. I think that retirement will be my best promotion, too! I am really looking forward to it, although the thought of it is a bit scary.

  4. Congrats on your blogging anniversary. 9 years is quite the accomplishment. Best of luck to what’s in store for you and M. Your retirement plans sound amazing. Cheers. Linda

    1. Thank you, Anneli. That’s very kind.

      I’m looking forward to retirement, and M is definitely looking forward to my retirement, too. I still get a bit worried or scared about it, too, which is totally natural.

  5. Happy anniversary! It must be amazing to be in that last run up to retirement. We still have a ways to go before we even start talking about specific plans, though I doubt we will see much change around here other than my Hubby not having to work anymore.

    1. Thank you very much. 🙂 It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to it in a big way. The implication of it is also somewhat scary. Am I covered financially? Will I be bored? These questions come up all the time!

      1. I completely understand. I know that when we finally get to retire, how I do things won’t change much for me since I have gotten to be the stay at home mom for years and my kids will be long out of the house by then. But my Hubby, just having him working from home for the last year and a half has been a really good glimpse into how it will be for him and he is going to drive me nuts when he isn’t out working in the yard. I might have to create a dozen new flower beds just to give him something to work on. lol!

        1. Hahaha. 🙂 M is really counting the months until I’m retired. He has plans for our time together so I don’t think I will be underfoot for him when I’m no longer working.

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