One Year Ago Today

I published my first blog post on November 10th, 2019. Exactly one year ago today. Wow. Is there such a thing as a blog-birthday? 😄

I remember the euphoric feeling of having so many stories, memories, and ideas suddenly bouncing around in my head, battling for attention, each wanting to be first to escape after my 10 year hiatus from writing. They must’ve gotten good and bored, sitting around my brain stem.

It was almost scary the way the desire to write came back though. It was SO suddenly – I just sat down at my laptop one day and started to write whatever came to mind. I had a driving desire to put not only my stories, but my thoughts onto a savable format. I had so very much to say! I still do.

I can only hope my blog posts this past year have given readers some joy (sometimes), food for thought (occasionally), travel and dog-related entertainment, spinnings of yarns galore, giggles (Ronni says giggles are healthy) and generally a lot of little sneak peeks into my world.

I have to admit tho … I’m doing this blog for myself. Like spinning, it’s a creative process. I seem to need it, and putting the good, bad, beautiful and sad in carefully chosen words on paper somehow keeps me grounded.

Yes … sometimes it’s a strange world I live in, but it’s the only one I’ve got right now.

I know my RV rambles this past year wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun “by myself”. Knowing I’d be sharing my adventures with you through my blogs made it almost seem like a group venture. With accountability. 😉

And now I find I am blindly blogging my way through this covid world. For me, it’s a lonely world and a little scary, but mostly self imposed, so I try not to dwell on it much. Still, it’s part of my life, so can’t be entirely ignored.

I hope to find enough interesting thoughts and topics to share over the winter to keep my growing group of followers happy. Between the Dachshunds, my spinning & knitting, my current jig-saw puzzle, the cats whose goal is to eat puzzle pieces … and LIFE, I seem to have more than enough material.

So, on with the show, so to speak. I’ve renewed my lease with my brain, which says “there’s plenty more where that came from.”

Here’s to another year with “De and the Dachsies” – may we find [virtual] places to go and games to play! 🥂🍻🍦I hope you will all join me often in my virtual play world this winter.

Come spring, I fully intend to boot-scoot-boogie with Roada and the dogs – just as soon as the roads are clear! Lots of planning to do between now and then … 💗🚎🚎🚎

Hugs, De (and Baxter & Rhonda)

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

8 thoughts on “One Year Ago Today

  1. Keep the blogs coming, my friend! I have so enjoyed them this past year; you bring fond memories of my three years in Anchorage eons ago! Love hearing about Ronnie and Baxter…I remember Pocket! And don’t worry about the ducks; they know when to line up!!

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  2. I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts and look forward to many more. Writing is a wonderful way to find out what you’re actually thinking. It’s important to be honest, so you might want to keep a private journal as well, but the blogs that you have been sharing are a great thing to trigger new insights and inspirations!


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  3. Dear De, Ronni, & Baxter, Happy Blog-birthday! I have greatly enjoyed your “ramblings.” You’ve given me a greater appreciation for the Dachshund breed, treated me to the beautiful sights only Alaska can offer, and challenged me to expand the nose work I try with my Labrador. I look forward to reading your winter ponderings and about your future adventures in Roada. Blessings to you as you journey into another year of traveling & blogging. Beth & Adi


    1. Thank you so much, Beth! I’ve been amazed and blessed by the number of new friends I’ve found by way of this blog. Sharing my life seemed like a huge leap of faith at first, but it’s been nothing but positive. 💗

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