I can’t remember exactly how I found this blog, but from the very start, I knew I would like it. How could I not. This New Blog Of The Week (NBOTW) author has written about my home state of Michigan and another favorite; Alaska.
Depending on when you’ve landed on this blog, will determine what you’ll read. Some posts like “Seward” will share the history of a small town in Alaska, along with pictures.
But, if you land on a “Compass”, the author(s) gets you to think right from the beginning.
“How do we get to who we want to be? What are the precision points in our compass? When directions compete, how do we prioritize?
It goes on to say (in part):
Much of our prioritization comes from a basic need for approval. We want to emulate those we admire and we want them to admire us in return. Earliest, this would be our parents. Later, we turn to our peers, moving away from the influences in our home and traveling in the outside world. Suddenly, too, we proclaim that “we’re different.” But we take care not to be too different. While we might not want to conform, there generally is a sameness to our non-conformity!
In the post titled, “Proceeds”, the author(s) shares how words have always been a part of their life and why they chose to start a blog,
We wanted to eventually be free to travel and work at our own ventures. We didn’t want to be dependent upon single-source income, especially in recessionary times. We decided to begin this blog to document our journeys – posting about ourselves, our travels, our plans and experiences. And we looked around to see what else there might be. We knew we’d be embarking together, but what we didn’t know was how frequently we’d encounter others who had reached similar conclusions and had begun working on like-minded goals.
The words resonate with many. In fact, if you’ve been on this blog, you’ve probably subscribed. For those who haven’t found it it, the time to introduce it is now. The name of the blog is “Passing Thru”, and is authored by Betsy and Pete.
With a tag line that reads “a repository of thoughts, photographs, and observations from wherever we find ourselves”, you know you’re in for a special treat.
Please join me in re-welcoming Betsy and Pete to the BWAB community.
Hello again, my friends.
Enjoy your reign.
Photo Credit: navets’ photostream