Blog post number 100! Who would have thought?
When I started this, it was only to keep my family and friends updated, and to document my experience of moving to Panama. Over the last new months it has evolved into an almost daily activity. I still post to keep people updated, but it’s also become an outlet for my photos, experiences, writing, and thinking.
This world of blogs has connected me with so many interesting people! I would follow everyone if only there were unlimited hours in the day. I’ve found other expats on similar journeys, amazing photographers who inspire me, talented writers, wise and thoughtful people, people who make me laugh, interesting stories, life challenges, and the whole gamut of human experiences. I have been taken to new lands and new views through the eyes of other bloggers. We are fortunate indeed to have this internet oportunity.
Since it is post #100, maybe it’s also a time to look ahead and think about where I want to go now.
I want to work on offering more useful information about expat living. I am being contacted more frequently by people thinking about moving in general, or specifically to Panama, and sometimes here to Chiriqui Province.
I get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from photography so I really want to study and learn more. I definitely need a better grasp of the technical aspects, and this should also help me grow more artistically. I have also been interested in videos, and I need to spend more time with this too.
I have a domain name and want to get this blog moved over there soon, so hopefully I don’t cause too many hiccups along the way. I also want to develop a decent website to present and store information in a more organized way, and for photos and videos.
I love the internet, computers, and digital cameras. Without these nothing I have mentioned above would even be possible!
My other main goal is to improve my Spanish. I can squeak by in most situations, more or less, but it would be a joy to understand everything, and express myself without struggling to remember vocabulary and grammar rules. When I think of English, how many words I use on a daily basis and the nuances, the meanings, it’s so complicated. I’ve done it all my life so I don’t even think about it. Is that possible in another language? I know it is. Others have accomplished it. I want to get there too.
Other than these goals, just the usuals – keep active, stay fit and healthy, be happy, explore and engage with my world, and then write about it and photograph it! Keep on blogging.
Thank you to all of you who write blogs and share of yourselves and your talents, and thank you to all of you who read my blog and interact with me here. You enrich my life in countless ways every day!