Ch-ch-ch-Changes… Time to Face the Strange!
Today’s the Day! That’s what I told Randy a few weeks ago. The sun was out and, on a short drive we had marveled at the brilliant fall colors. It was well into October and this often changes overnight. If we didn’t seize the day, I was afraid we wouldn’t have a chance for a do-over.
We had an amazing drive and were glad we went. By the following week, the countryside seemed dull, gray, and brown. And yesterday we woke up to this:
The first snow of the season didn’t just fall, it blew in with gale force strength – winds that made walking a straight line difficult. Thank goodness we’re RVers. We can soon head south!
Reaction to the US Election
Some of my followers, fellow Canadians, have written to tell me they’ve changed their minds; they won’t be going south this winter after all – given the USA election results. Friends called us to ask whether it would affect our plans. One American reader even told me early on in the election campaign that, as a Canadian, I should “mind my own business”. Oh dear!
David Bowie’s Song, Changes, Comes to Mind
Ch-ch-ch-changes… Time to face the strange. The American people voted loudly for change although what they get and, for better or worse, remains to be seen. There’s no do-over – at least not for four years. We’re not sure how it may impact us as visitors but fear of the unknown has never kept us home before and it won’t now. We wouldn’t be RVers if it did.
I Wanted a Change, too
I wanted a change, too, and made it happen. This is the day my blog moves into a new era. Hopefully, my life will too. This change required a bit of work, which is why I’ve been putting it off. Although you may not notice much difference. I’m hoping I will.
Although I’ve loved SBI (Site Build It!) – the website building platform I’ve been using for almost a decade, and I have no intention of switching to anything else, it has never been (and never claimed to be) a quick and easy way to create and post a professional-looking blog. As a result, my entries are much less frequent than most travel bloggers.
Those of you who have been following along for a while know that, generally, I don’t post on a regular basis unless we’re on the road. I’m a social person but not one who needs to be “connected” all the time. I don’t phone or text family and friends daily and I don’t share my every thought on Facebook. I don’t even know why I have a twitter account; I’m just not the tweeting type. But I do love writing, promoting the affordable RV lifestyle, and I love sharing our travel adventures.
As of today, I’m using WordPress to create these posts. With some help from the SBI pros, the transition should be seamless. Hopefully, the only change you’ll notice is a more polished look; my photos bigger and brighter (with some cooperation from the weather); and my threads easier to find and follow. No promises, but you might even hear from me a little more often (even when we’re not on the road).
More Time for Me!
The main reason for the change is to simplify the process – especially when we’re traveling. I should be able to spend less time on the computer; more time hiking and exploring; reading; or just enjoying quiet, grateful moments in nature.
This is a fresh new start. Until we’re on the road again (we do have a trip planned, which I’ll reveal to you soon), you won’t see many entries here but, if you’re looking for my recent older posts, you’ll still be able to find them; they’re archived under the heading, Older Blog Posts. Depending on your device it should appear below or to the right. If you’re getting my blogs in your RSS feed, I’d love you to re-register using the RSS link on this page so you’ll continue to receive notifications of my posts.
Does any of this actually matter? To you, it shouldn’t. It’s all about me! Although this is my first article using this new format and it’s taken a bit longer than I anticipated to write, I’m ready to post it. It’s still early in the day, it’s cold but the sun is out, and the rest of the day is mine!
Ch-ch-ch changes. I’ve faced the strange. And who knows? Time may change me!