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365 Days

May 2, 2011

It’s been 365 days since my first blog post.  And this may be my last, but I haven’t quite decided yet. 

I’ve been home for 3 weeks.  Many people have asked if my husband is happy that I’m home.  He seems to be, but says I’m still “on probation”.  Something about a 45-day rule until I regain “wife status”.

I have 6 or 7 half-written blog posts.  Some of them are about my very favorite places, and some are about my hardest experiences over the past year.  Therefore, they are the most difficult to write.  And now I’m back into the swing of the 60 hour work week.  So we’ll see. 

A few motivations to finish them:

1) To live up the the Pulitzer Prize that a lovely group of people I traveled with in Africa, self-named “The Party”, awarded me.

2) To showcase the work of my constant traveling companion, “Tripod” (so named by the intrepid Nasreen).

3) To capture these exceptional moments while they’re still relatively fresh, and before they get blurry in my mind.

4) To answer a few of my most asked questions: when were you most scared; did you get sick; were you lonely; what was your favorite place?

In any case, I’ve enjoyed keeping the blog and very much appreciate the comments people have written.  It will make the best souvenir of my 2010 RTW.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lauren Person permalink
    May 3, 2011 2:56 pm

    Dearest Sariah,
    I think the most difficult things that we do in our lives are often the most important and we experience an equal amount of growth rewarding us for our efforts. It is your decision as it was your year to do whatever you like. If you look back in retrospect and find a story that
    just feels like it is coming through you then write it and let it flow. Personally I would be interested to hear how you handled lonliness, fear and illness. This would help me be more adventurous again after getting Norwalk on one of my trips. Hopefully I will never be that sick again !!!! yuk. Your experience will influence what you do everyday and how you handle your
    work and personal life so you are continuing your journey in many ways. As always I continue to be very proud of you and admire the woman that you have grown into. Love AL. xo

  2. May 5, 2011 1:53 am

    you can’t go wrong with a top ten moments list, can you? Also how about some of your FAVOURITE photos? They don’t have to be the best, and might be related to your top ten, but I’d be keen to see them for one.
    Thanks for blogging at all – it’s been nice to keep up with your adventures from a distance.
    Oh, and we didn’t self-proclaim that we were the party. It was in the rules that we WERE the party. Why resist the inevitable?
    One year since we were in Namibia together. I’m feeling a little nostalgic.
    Tim.

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