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I can’t believe it! Five years have flown by and my little blog has an anniversary today. It seemed only yesterday when I posted my first article, back when I wasn’t posting my poetry (That’s officially in January).
Of course, I wouldn’t be here without the support and friendship from so many in the WordPress community, family and friends. I never dreamed I would make it this far, and yet, 13 books later, with #14 in my hands awaiting editing, I am still here. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our dear friend, Paul Lenzi, who left us far too soon. He helped me in so many ways. I would never be able to thank him enough.
And so, off to year six, and Lord only knows what it will bring! Many thanks to all of you, for allowing me to share my thoughts (sometimes crazy ones) and cheering me on. Because of you, I am able to continue my dream. See ya round the blogosphere! ❤
I wrote this poem last year, and decided to share it again. I’ve updated it, as today, we celebrate 33 years of marriage. Our friends said we wouldn’t last.
We sure showed them ❤
Thirty three years ago, this day
I married my very best friend
A man who stands beside me
On that, I can surely depend
“Dorinda, my lifetime partner”
Etched inside my wedding band
His promise, in a symbol, placed
On the ring finger of my left hand
We celebrate each other
No matter what it is we do
Adding to those every days
By saying, “I love you”
To those who have yet to find
The perfect one for you
Never give up hope, you see
Your soulmate’s waiting, too!
©Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Photo via Pixabay CC0
Good morning, my friends! I can’t believe it! Two years have flown by so quickly! Today is my blogiversary! I began this blog in 2013, with the intention of writing about current events, trending thoughts, etc., and realized that wasn’t the direction I really wanted to go in. In January 2014, I switched to sharing my poetry. I can honestly say it was the best thing I ever did. It has brought so much satisfaction, joy and comfort to my life.
After 15 years in the wedding and event industry, I needed something soothing. I never considered sharing my poetry, something I’ve written for most of my life, until that moment.
My father-in-law, a published author himself (may he rest in peace), told me years ago that I should be published. Of course, being a 20-something, I sluffed it off and went on my way. I’m guessing he was right. Only took me 25 years to realize it!
Two years and five published books later (#5 is set to be released on October 31, 2015), I am blessed to be a part of a community of extraordinary people, people I share my innermost thoughts with, and who share theirs with me. I can’t thank you all enough for making me feel so welcomed!!
This ride is a blast! Now it’s party time!! Pass the metaphors, er um petit fours? Nah, metaphors taste better 🙂
It’s hard to believe one year has gone by since I began this journey. I started this blog writing pieces about the wedding industry, politics, current events in the news, etc. Until I realized it wasn’t what I really wanted to do. So many others were doing just that. I needed a challenge, and so, I decided to start sharing my poetry. I can’t tell you what a wonderful, exhilarating feeling it is to be accepted by so many talented poets & artists in this community and beyond.
You’re encouraging comments and messages fill my heart, and you inspire me. Because of this, I was able to publish a book entitled “Night Owl Poetry – Musings of the Night Owl Poet” and on November 1st, I will be publishing my second book, “Marrow of the Soul – A Collection of Poetry from the Heart”.
From the bottom of my heart, I say Thank You! for being a part of my dream and helping to make it reality.
Here’s to the years ahead!
©2014 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved