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.
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.
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!
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”
Happy blog anniversary, Lynette!
Thanks Jill! I think I’ve been following you for almost as long. 🙂
I think so! 🙂
🙂 A happy ninth blogging anniversary to you, Lynette! May your blog be around to receive more blogging anniversaries in the future!
Thank you very much. 🙂 I don’t have any plans to retire from blogging, so I will probably be around for a while still. 🙂
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.
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
Nine years, you say. Good for you. Thanks for the years of kindness and positivity. Keep your stick on the ice.
Thank you, Kenny. 🙂 You are very welcome. I hope to see you some time in our neck of the woods. 🙂 Cheers, Lynette
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
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.
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
Thank you very much for your good wishes, Linda. 🙂 It’s rather exciting but also a bit scary!
Happy Blogaversary, Lynette!
I look forward to many more of your posts in the future!
Thank you very much, Nadine. I plan to keep posting for a long while. 🙂
Glad to hear that!
I thoroughly enjoy your blog! ❤
Thank you. 🙂 That’s lovely to hear. 🙂
So glad you stuck with the blogging. It’s been great to hear tidbits of what you’re up to. You will love retirement. I guarantee it!
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.
Geez. I just looked in my archive and I hit nine years in September. Somebody get me a tissue.
Here’s a virtual 🤧. Only one I could find. 😉 But seriously, congratulations on your nine years. That’s pretty wonderful. 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂
Woah! Happy blog Anniversary! You have really come a long way. Keep posting.
Thank you very much. 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been that long.
Many congratulations!! That’s a nice flower and view Lynette, wish you the best with the book!
Thank you very much for your good wishes. 🙂
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.
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!
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!
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.
Wow that’s such an accomplishment. Congratulations 🎉
Thank you very much. 🙂
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