(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Monday, April 6, 2009

plagiarism at its finest ...


the lovely Madame LaFramericaine is over there celebrating her blog birthday ... and that got me to thinking ...

hey, wait a minute !!! hasn't it been ... well I'll be damned, it has been MORE than a year since ... sheesh ... 

yep that's right folks.  March 21, 2008 I dipped my toe in the blogging wading pool and decided to take the plunge ...  documenting my experiences with the biggest adventure in my life ... attempting to live my dreams...


click HERE to read my very first post...

and here is one MORE I'd like to share from early on as I reflect upon change ...

how do you think I've done so far?



thanks to all of you for your support, patience, forbearance with my quirks, encouragement and general camraderie ... 

je t' apprecie!  chaque personne ... vraiement!

10 comments:

Utah Savage said...

Let me be the first to let you know how much I love you and appreciate your courage and grand sense of adventure. Keep on blogging. You're very good at it. Well, your very good at everything.

La Belette Rouge said...

Happy blahgaversary!!! Time flies when you are living a glamorous life in France and are blogging.Keep on blahging, gorgeous!

Michelle said...

. . . redefining success .

Yes, you've certainly achieved that! Congratulations on your first year.

I've only been reading along since around August, not long after my own 'dream' began, but I have delighted in seeing the personal achievements and emotional experiences you choose to share here.

On a personal level, I was quietly pleased to read that it had been a ten year dream that you'd decided the time was right to follow though on. Mine is still only a baby-sized dream of ten months. Plenty of time to imagine it and shape it into existence, I hope.

La Framéricaine said...

I'm pleased that my own blahg birthday acknowledgment served to remind you that you needed to wish your own inspiring blog a belated Happy Birthday!

Congratulations on both your blog and the bringing to fruition the seeds of a dream that you planted so long ago.

I kid you not, my security word is "literme." What a riot!

artfulkisser said...

Happy more than a year blogging anniversary Kim! Enjoyed every moment of your observations and your journey. So much has happened! I've become so accustomed and addicted to your "run-on sentences, misapplied ellipses and unexpectedly plentiful parenthetical pauses."
Congratulations!

xx

Mrs C said...

Happy blogiversary!

You've come a long way and not just several thousand kilometers.

And your second linked post on change really spoke to me. Wonderful stuff.

Randal Graves said...

Yeah, congrats and all that jazz, but where's the chips and dip? ;-)

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

U.S. ~ goodness me, to be good at everything would be the bomb ... as usual, you're too kind indeed.

LBR! merci bien. haven't achieved YOUR level of notoriety, but one can dream ... heh!

Michelle~ dreams do come true, just not always the way we envision or on our timeline...but you can shape the life you dream of. I'm glad we connected!

LaF~ so you won't sue me for stealing your idea? Let's just call it being inspired!

Artful~ I like the idea of being an addiction. I'll try to keep the 'fixes' coming...

MrsC~ yeah, when I went back and read that, I had mixed reactions. There are definitely some parts I brought with me that remain unchanged, in fact, rinse/repeat is more like it ... but I'm coming along ... persistence is an acquired taste.

RG~ well let's see ... I think the above are the chips and YOU are the dip! lol.

Riana Lagarde said...

i love reading your first posts, you are doing famously darling! fabu! that door is painted into my mind, it's the first thing i remember about seeing your blog. so happy to have found you, so happy that you are sharing your life with us, we are all so blessed. happy b*a!

amy said...

Amazing, all you've accomplished and learned (and shared with us). Blog on, Kim!