Friday, October 31, 2008

Farewell BLOGTOBERFEST - Day 31 - What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

My goodness. We made it. 31 days of blogging and not a single slip. It really has been quite a journey. In fact, I had a little moment this morning on my way to work thinking about this past month and how important it has been to me.

I've made some wonderful new friends and spent hours in front of the computer, still not having enough time to visit all the festival goers. I've ridden the highs and lows of creative energy and confidence on a daily basis, lost my balance and seemingly found it again. I've questioned and rediscovered what's important in life. I feel like in some small way I've given myself a glimpse of what it will be if I truly embrace the life I talked about here.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. If I haven't had the chance to pop in and visit you I will be around some time soon. In the meantime I'm giving everyone a spirit award because you deserve it.

I don't think I'll be blogging every day from here on in. In fact I am really feeling a strong desire to spend less time sitting in front of a computer and more time painting and collaging, gardening, reading, dreaming and creating. I've also been working diligently on my secret squirrel business and hope to tell you all about it by mid November.

I received this gorgeous bunch of flowers from Two Pink Possums today. Thanks Linda. What a lovely thought.


Grand Purl Baa asked me to spread the word about a great giveaway happening over at her place. Knitter or not, you won't want to miss this one.


What's a festival wrap up without some thank yous. To my fabulous assistants Curlypops and flossy-p thanks for all your generous help. To
Bellgirl for the wonderful Blogtoberfest Blog Crawls? She's done this tasty one to celebrate the end of the festival.

How appropriate that it’s Friday for the last day of Blogtoberfest. I’m Loving Friday as always. Today’s its for two very simple reasons. The bus driver waited for me when he saw me running to catch my bus and I’m reading the latest edition of Mix Tape. I feel pensive like Patsy and at peace with the world.


BLOGTOBERFEST will be back in 2009 and I'll hope you'll join me again.

See you soon. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon my friends.

21 comments:

cindy said...

Thanks so much for putting inso much of an effort in Blogtober. I have to admit I have fallen off a couple of times but overall I have really enjoyed it.
Looking forward to next year, and perhaps a little rest.

edward and lilly said...

Well done and thank you so much for the opportunity to blog every day, it's something I've been wanting to do for a while and October was the perfect month for it xx

flossy-p said...

THANK-YOU!!!! It was great, hard, but rewarding hey? It was great slogging through such a commitment, knowing there were so many comrades by our sides, falling back on each other for ideas, laughs, rewards, and inspiration when we needed it most.

I too have made many new friends! And that's been the best part.

Thank-you again, You're a born leader! ;)

bex said...

well done, inspiring new friend.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Hurrah for Big Cat and Hurrah for Blogtoberfest!!! Well done on putting yourself out there and getting something fun and amazing and inspiring together. Bet it all surprised you how well it took on! I've enjoyed the motivation of posting nearly every day. :P I'll be in it next year. :D

Chooks'r'us said...

Thanks BC for proposing the whole Blogtoberfest madness - I did enjoy myself, even if it was hard to post some nights. I want to escape the screen for a while now, since I look at it for work all day, but I'm also really enjoying working my way through your list of festers and plan to keep going so it would be good if you could keep it there for a few more weeks. Thanks again and congrats on doing the whole of October. I started late but I don't think I can pull through for a few more days but I'll see how I go. Bye for now, Chooky

Bellgirl said...

Congratulation BigCat! What a ride, eh?- it's been the best of times!

Georgie said...

Thank YOU so much for hosting us all! It's been a blast - I havent done nearly as many blog-miles as I anted, but its opened up a whole pile of new blog-faces to me.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Oh yeah! and thanks heaps too. The very best for all your heart's desires BigCat.

Loani

Karin said...

Well, blogtoberfest was a tremendous blogtobersuccess! It was great fun. I still haven't made it through the list either. So many great festers! Well done Cat! :-)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Hey Big Cat, Blogtoberfest was the best. Thank you for all the fun, camaraderie and inspiration. You deserve every success with your secret squirrel business. Looking forward to the big reveal in November.

Liesl xx

Erin said...

Thank you so much for hosting such a magnificent party. I've had a blast, made friends and seen some amazing stuff!

Elizabeth said...

what a lovely fun time this blogtober has been! all the cool blogs i've gotten to read and be inspired by! fun project ideas. fun life ideas. and fun giveaways to win! i've won 3 so far! and done one of my own and sent off 5 packages as a result - all over the world! this blogging community is really great!

best wishes to you, big cat! and thank you so much for hosting this togetherness of bloggy people!

cheers!
bitsofsunshine.typepad.com

CurlyPops said...

Oh it was so much fun!
Thanks so much for your inspired ideas..looking forward to the next big event (after you've had a rest of course)!

Lynne said...

I'd just like to say thank you for hosting Blogtoberfest. It's been great; for making me post nearly everyday, bringing people together from all over the world,for being inspirational. Well done.
Enjoy your rest, you deserve it.
Lynne

Sharon said...

Thank you! It's been great fun and I still think Blogtoberfest is the best name EVER! Same time next year?!

Sasparilla Sue said...

thanks so much for hosting! it was a great opportunity for discovery (both internal and external), inspiration, venting and catching up.

I'm definitely looking forward to next year!

Two Peas In a Pod said...

I had such a great time and posting daily wasnt as hard as a thought it would be. Im going to try and keep it up if I can.
Hope you are doing well.
Kyla

AnastasiaC said...

Kathy I had a great month of posting - i managed 25 out of 31 so not bad but thanks for hosting, it was fun!!!

Maureen said...

What a lot of fun BigCat Cath...I hope to be HOME more next year to do as much blog reading as I like. Thank you for the effort you put into it.

one little acorn said...

Congratulations on a great month. So much to catch up on at your blog and all your Blogtoberfest buddies...
Hopefully I will join you next year.