Daily Prompt: State of Your Year

by michelle w. on July 29, 2013

Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW.


My year so far has been unreal! From the beginning, it was full of promise. One daughter visiting home from overseas, the other about to give birth to my first Grand Daughter and adrenaline pumped through my body like a junkie!

Our little bundle arrived with a certainly that she’d been here before – just like my two daughters who freaked the doctors checking them out, by checking the doctors out!

A few months later, we hitched the caravan and meandered up the coast of New South Wales for a few weeks. Mr Oz developed a taste for crabs and came back one evening with half a bucket full which gave us a couple of happy hours eating freshly cooked crabs with a glass of wine.

We headed back home to re acquaint myself with my beautiful, beautiful Grand Daughter. God, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her! She’s captured my heart and isn’t letting go of it anytime soon. I have a photo of her on my laptop and can squander many, many minutes just admiring how perfect she is. At least in my eyes.

Life in the meantime, moves on. So, we packed our suitcases and headed out to Europe. We had an amazing time there and will share some of the sights we saw with you as time goes on. But, like everything else in life, it must come to an end. I must admit though that I love to go away and I love to come back home, in equal amounts. No. Actually, I do like to come home more 🙂

In the middle of that, I’ve said ‘Goodbye’ to about four friends that were not really my friends as much as I was theirs and although it’s sad, it will be better for me in the long run. I’d rather have fewer ‘good ones’ than loads of mediocre ones. That was not an easy task and the pain burnt deep but remaining their friends was interfering with my mental health. It was time to let go!

Not every year is like this, usually I have more lows than highs but his year, well, I like this year. So far…

About Retired2Travel

My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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8 Responses to Daily Prompt: State of Your Year

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  2. snosler says:

    Nice to hear that someone’s year is awesome 🙂


    • It hasn’t always been like that, I can assure you. There’s been many times I wondered what I’d done in previous life to be getting this one! Hopefully, I’ve paid my dues by now 🙂


  3. Frances D says:

    Congrats on the new grandchild. Sounds like your life is about as good as it gets. Sometimes I think about what it would be like to get in RV (caravan) and the explore the United States in all directions. But first – I would have to learn how to drive 😉 Waving at you from he USA


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