It’s 5:30pm in Seattle on a Tuesday, but in my brain it’s somewhere around midnight. This is because on Saturday, after 32 hours of travel, Joel and I arrived home from two glorious weeks in South Africa.
At Bushman’s Kloof last week. Thanks to Meredith for the photo.
I have spent time on three continents in the past six months. Isn’t that crazy?! I know that’s perfectly normal for frequent travelers, but I have not historically been one and didn’t think I ever would be.
I went to France once when I was a kid, but other than that, the only times I’ve left US soil was for British Columbia, Canada (so … driving distance from Seattle.) In the last ten years, I’ve made a line from the Pacific Northwest through the Southwestern states – Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas. I’ve been to Alaska and Hawaii. I’ve been to New York three times, and it’s my favorite city to visit. I figured I would just keep going there for all of my vacations. I never thought I’d be a world traveler.
But here we are.
And yes, the next step is visiting every continent on the planet. And yes, we hope to visit another for our honeymoon. (Actually, even before we left for South Africa, we started planning our next three vacations to three different countries (so what if two of them are the US and Canada!).)
I won’t be traveling enough that this blog will morph into a travel-specific blog, but I will be documenting our trips here. And that brings me to my next point: this blog.
If you haven’t already noticed, posts have been few and far between lately. I’m ready to change that, but with a caveat. When I first started the gf-gf, I was not in a good place with food. Which isn’t to say I’m in a good place now – maybe, but I think there’s still room for improvement – but I’m feeling much more liberated, and the number one thing that’s helped was to take the focus off food. My Google Reader used to be full of so-called Healthy Living Blogs that I read mostly to compare what I was eating with other girls. Not recommended. I’ve unsubscribed from most, and instead have been reading up on photography, current events, and movie reviews (guilty pleasure).
I want to keep blogging, but I want my blog to reflect this shift. I’ve painted myself into a corner, so to speak, in thinking that every post much be about food – which is not something I ever intended when I started blogging. I want to continue to post my recipes (mostly, so I can remember them), and I still have lots to say about Celiac Disease and eating gluten-free. Plus, I have an established archive here. Ergo, I’ll be keeping the blog but expanding my focus. I’ll start with posting my pictures and stories from my South Africa trip for the next … well, several weeks, probably. Also, I’ve made it my goal to take photos every day in 2013 and I’ve been keeping up with that for the most part. On days that I don’t have anything else to say, I’ll post a photo. Maybe two.
And we’ll see where I go from there.
Thanks for sticking with me when things got slow here. Speaking of slow, I think I’ve got about an hour before I lose the battle with this jet lag, and many things to do. More later.