a few weeks ago, i found out that i was the winner of a little blog contest. yaaaay! now, you gotta know, i never ever have the good luck to win anything. but, one of my blogging friends, the sweet and travel-addicted paige over at for the love of wanderlust had a contest on her blog. she was going to give away a travel book, and i commented on her blog post simply because i comment on her posts quite often. ‘cuz she’s good. i love her gorgeous pictures, reading where she’s planning on going next, and soaking up inspiration from her travel quotes and book recommendations. what i love most about her, though, is that she takes awesome trips to places in europe or amazing parks in the states and shares her journeys with her readers; but she is just as excited about driving down the road an hour or 2 on a saturday to visit a diner and enjoy the local atmosphere. she truly is a wanderluster who find adventure and excitement in every facet of life. and i love that. check her out!
anyway, i found out that i was the lucky winner of her contest & that she was going to send a book that she’d recommended on her blog. well, because she had recommended it a few months ago, i bought it when i was in the states during christmas. and i love it! so, i didn’t need her to send me another one. i told her to send it to someone else, if she wanted. but, sweet paige said that she’d send me another book that was on my travel book wish list.
today, i got home and what was laying on the floor in my hall? a slip of paper to go and pick up a package! my book from paige had arrived! but, she was so sweet to include not only the book i wanted, jack kerouac’s on the road, (“the story of a fierce personal quest for meaning and belonging” lived out in a cross-country road trip in the usa) but also a journal, a pen, some candy, and a handwritten postcard. i am so touched! and it is so sweet of her to take the time and effort to send it to me all the way over here in sweden!
thank you, paige!
so, now i’ve had my first “real life” contact with a fellow blogger and i only look forward to more. i am truly excited about having a chance to have my first meet-up someday with one of y’all. this blogging community is good stuff. it’s such a fabulous give & take kind of relationship, when it’s at its best.
to all you bloggers out there, keep writing. keep photographing. keep posting. keep delving into yourself & having the courage to share a little bit of your thoughts, musings, and life with all of us. i, for one, receive so much inspiration, support, and enjoyment from you. the connections and opportunities to learn, grow, and be transformed are priceless. i’m thinking that this blogging thing brings just a little more peace and love into this world.
who are some of your favorite bloggers? spread the blog love!