I am overwhelmed by an article about me that Caroline Hurry, one of South Africa’s Top Ten travel bloggers, recently published on her blog Travelwrite. I am overwhelmed by her warm words for me, by the response I received from friends and family and by the stats of my travel diary skyrocketing after Caroline’s article was published.
I first met Caroline about two years ago when she was invited to one of our press trips to beautiful Switzerland and since then we have become friends, although I don’t see her as often as I would like to, I guess we are both just too busy. She is an amazing writer and her writing style makes me laugh out loud everything I read her stuff. She is just amazing. She even published a book a couple of years ago: “Handbook of the Huntress”. Caroline once gave me a signed copy after I briefed her in on my extremely good instinct when choosing a man.
Caroline’s words about me amazed me and stunned me, made me feel proud and I wondered if she was really talking about me. I did not recognize myself in her article, but this probably is my biggest challenge.. that I don’t see myself the way others see me. But then again, who does?? We all have our own perception of ourselves, we might feel low in self esteem, others see us shining of self confidence. Same goes for the other way around. We often have this preconceived picture of someone in our head when in fact that person sees him/herself completely different.. But this is probably a whole new blog post.
My very own blog here – if you can call it a blog, because I am certainly not a writer and I write in a foreign language, so I don’t even want to go into all my grammatical or spelling mistakes – is more of a diary, maybe more for myself than for anyone else. Which is probably a contradiction in itself since it is on a public and easy accessible platform. However, I realized that I forget easily, be it experiences, places, names etc. so, this blog serves as an easy reference to look things up or if one of my friends asks me for recommendations in Cape Town for example, I can again, easily refer them to here.
Therefore, thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my thoughts, my experiences, my adventurous dramas. I appreciate it very much.