2022 Thoughts and Revelations

There are so many trips that I have taken over the years, both near and far, that I regret, deep-down, not blogging about. Why didn’t I take more photos or record all my experiences? Then, there is this other part of me that knows, when I went on these trips, I actively enjoyed the moment and didn’t feel the need to plan beforehand in the form of a blog post.

Blogging isn’t always the easiest, it certainly isn’t effortless in my case; it requires a lot of work, and determination, as fun as it may be. I can’t always view my life through the lens of a camera and form conscious thoughts through a keyboard. The moments I do not blog about, feel so special and personal, like secrets that belong only to me. The advantage of blogging is just the opposite of that; there is a record of my explorations, my thoughts, like a digital diary.

I hope that, in the future perhaps, someone looks back on my writing and photography and have a glimpse into little moments of twentieth century life. I don’t know what the world will look like then, but if I can shed light on what once was, what was important, and what was magical a time long ago, that is success to me.

I have been reflecting on these magical and important moments, and I have come to the realization that these points in time are generally unexpected. They appear ‘out of the blue’ on some sunny day or a day of cloud cover or rain. The weather doesn’t always have a say on what makes an unexpected moment, amazing. This is what I live for, I blog for, as these are the time of magic that stir my brain and leave me speechless. I find myself pondering… Was it fate? Was it simply ironic, was it destiny? I suppose I will never know. After all, who knows what will come next.

Nonetheless, there are a handful of blog topics that I am planning for the near future. Keep an eye out in 2022 for:

  • Bucket list Martha’s Vineyard
  • Bucket list Nantucket
  • Unexpected Moments Series (a string of magical sights/places that I bumped into unknowingly (wonderful mistakes))

Here is to the next year and the year after that, as determination and time has no bounds. Thanks for taking the journey with me, hitting that follow button, and coming along for the ride into places unknown. Cheers to 2022!

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim, Artwork by Youngcheol Lee

9 responses to “2022 Thoughts and Revelations

  1. Much appreciate you taking us to so many interesting places! You could’ve kept them to yourself, or at least to you and to yours, but so often you invited us along too. Most generous of you, and I look forward to future glimpses of Massachusetts’ glorious version of island living.

    You’re right about blogging requiring so much work. Originally these things excited our souls, and we had to do little more than enjoy them. Once we discovered the rare pleasure of sharing the experience with others, though, our minds were abuzz with constant hoping, planning and scheming. But the payoff, though? So worthwhile!


    • As always, thank you for your comment! I as well look foreword to virtually exploring the islands of Massachusetts. I always get a different perspective visiting again once I get a sense of what there is to see/activities to participate in. Makes me feel like a ‘local’ vs. a ‘wash-ashore’ as they say in Nantucket, to associate the folks that are local, because they moved there from the mainland. The payoff is so very much worthwhile!

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