My Several Worlds reached yet another milestone today. This is post number 500!
I began this literary journey over two years ago to record my travels and adventures as an expat living in Asia. Since then, I’ve traveled down many roads, both in the literal and literary sense.
The act of putting words down on paper began with my first diary, which was given to me by my grandparents back in 1981. (Bumpa and Grandma Louise, thank you!)
I remember the excitement of having my very own lock and key to keep my thoughts safe from prying eyes. As the years progressed, one journal grew into two, and two became four. At this moment, there is a grand total of seventeen journals sitting in my parents’ musty crawlspace in the attic; the story of my life nestled within those pages.
In 2006, I moved my journals online and began blogging. Some folks have ridiculed me for sharing my life online, but I find the process of writing and sharing to be cathartic, and my posts are clearly reaching others who need to see them.
I never dreamed in a million years that I would be doing what I am today. Back then, I was singing full-time and teaching. Now, I’m a member of an incredible Asian blogging community and I have a loyal and ever-growing group of supporters, family and friends who give me nonstop encouragement and advice.
Moreover, I’ve taken my writing to the next level by turning what was once a hobby into a career.
Part of the success I have enjoyed over this past year belongs to you. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who have journeyed with me.