Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy your visit and come back. Maybe bring a friend or two.
So why a blog?
Many reasons, but the main one is purely that this blog is for me. A way to express myself through the written word. Secondary I hope it entertains, amuses, inspires my readers.
In June 1964 I was born at St George’s hosptial in Christchurch to June and Neville Perkins. I was the third child of four. My younger brother, Nick, was born two years later. I already had a sister (Wendy) and a brother (Andrew) older than me.
Readers who are quick on the uptake will have worked out that in June of 2014 I turn 50 years old. I am looking forward to this mainly because I go up an age group in running, and that will be a good thing. No doubt this blog will feature running. A bit. Or even a lot! I like running.
I am not that big on birthdays. More specifically my own. They never really live up to my high expectations and in recent years I have preferred that they didn’t happen. That doesn’t really work.
Turning 50 is one of those milestones you are supposed to acknowledge. With a party. Invite all and sundry. Instead I plan to go to a quiet beach in northern Queensland for a week of winter sun with my husband, and anyone else who makes it.
Half a century. That is a lot of life. It needs to be celebrated. Which is why I came up with my 50 things to “wow” me. It is not a bucket list. I personally think ticking everything off a bucket list compares to a to do list. Once all items are completed you are done. It is the end. Curtains come down. I am still thinking of things I might like to do. But it won’t matter if something happens and I don’t do it. Like a child, I take as much pleasure in the organisation, dreaming and planning as the actual game. Like the cliche says. Life is a journey – not a destination.
In 2014 I hope to record my journey of finding 50 things which amaze me. Some might be bucket list material. Some might be big – I have a few ideas, some will be small. But I hope to find inspiration in my country, amongst my family and friends, and of course within myself.
Come back and hear all about it. It starts on New Year’s Day.