"Why It Took Me Forever to Start This Blog (Spoiler: Writing is Hard!)

Posted by Christine Himes on

Hello, World!

If you're reading this, you've just witnessed a miracle. No, I haven't discovered a secret continent or learned how to teleport (though that's on my bucket list). The miracle is this: I've started a blog. Yes, me – the person who would rather hike up an unknown mountain than write a grocery list.

So, why did it take me so long to start a blog? Simple. I don't particularly enjoy writing. There, I said it. Writing feels like trying to thread a needle while riding a rollercoaster—fun for some, nauseating for me.

But here's the thing: I love travel. I adore the rush of landing in a new place, the thrill of tasting a dish I can't pronounce, and the joy of getting lost in streets Google Maps hasn't even heard of. My daughter and I have been zipping around the globe, collecting stories like some people collect fridge magnets.
mother and daughter standing in the street in Athens, Greece with umbrellas hanging from above.
Friends and family have been bugging me for years: "Start a blog!" they said. "Share your adventures!" they encouraged. And each time, I'd laugh it off. Me, a blogger? That's like asking a fish to climb a tree.

However, I realized something important. My experiences, our adventures – they're worth sharing. Even if it means wrestling with words and trying not to sound like a malfunctioning GPS.

So, here I am, stepping out of my comfort zone (which, ironically, is a very comfortable hammock on a beach in Bali, I wish!). I'm here to share the good, the bad, and the funny of traveling the world, especially with my world-schooled daughter as my sidekick.

Expect stories of breathtaking views, bathroom mishaps, missed flights, and unexpected friendships. And through it all, I promise to keep it as light and fluffy as a French soufflé – hopefully, without collapsing!

Stay tuned, dear readers. It's going to be a bumpy, beautiful ride. And hey, if I can start a blog, maybe I can also learn to teleport. One miracle at a time, right?