Almost 18 Years Blogging

In human years, turning 18 is a big deal. In blog years, it’s a bit special too.

Tomorrow on April 29th, it will be 18 years to the day that I started blogging. I’ve written before about how so much has changed with blogging. Is it an ancient relic at this point? Video is the focus now.

Back in 2006, there wasn’t any social media. We hadn’t been through a pandemic. The world is so different. I’m so different.

Usually, I would choose a new word for the year on the 29th. I also always posted on the exact day. This year, I don’t feel called to pick a word for the year. And I’m posting a day before. Keeping with my weekly Sunday posts.

So no big fête. 18 years is marked and noted. Hooray!

Cherry Blossom Season

cherry blossoms tree

It’s cherry blossom season! So much of the world is enamored with them, that I can’t help but celebrate these beautiful harbingers of spring too. Last year, I was in DC and saw some in person.

This year I haven’t traveled yet, so I’m enjoying others’ photos and videos. I knew that viewing them is a big activity. But I just learned that they’re edible. Many people enjoy drinking cherry blossom tea, along with foods infused with their flavor.

Maybe I’ll purchase some tea. Now I’m really curious and on the lookout for not only the trees, but some  confections too.