One Year

I cannot believe exactly one year ago today,

I started this blog!

I didn’t know what I would be writing today

because I started to pressure myself

to write some kind of masterpiece or something to celebrate.

So silly…

So I just thought about the past year and

When I look back over my posts and my goals for the blog.

I find it interesting how it has evolved during that time.

Since I love the Caribbean so much,

I used to post more frequently about islands

and the island influences in my home.

But with kids,

 we aren’t traveling to the Caribbean as much as we used to.

I have started focusing more on what is going on here.

Decorating my house,

Doing home improvement projects

Living life in New Jersey.

I guess it was a good idea to call my blog

Calypso in the Country

because it really isn’t all about the Caribbean.

Maybe Calypso AND the Country would have been a better title!

Anyway, even when I am posting about projects or decorating here in the country,

I like to think that I still have a Calypso state of mind!  LOL!

But seriously,

I have enjoyed this journey over the past year.

I never expected to make so many blog friends

and have enjoyed your comments

and our many email “conversations”.

I know sometimes it might take a couple days

to get back to you and comment on your blogs,

but I do try my best.

Thank you for stopping by to read what I have to say.

I will attempt to keep things interesting around here.

I would like to say I will post more

but some weeks I am posting almost every day,

and some weeks…not so much.

Even though I am a stay-at-home mom,

I am involved in a lot of volunteer work

 and of course all the kid activities that many of us can relate to!

I want this blog to remain a fun place for me

so I am trying my best not to pressure myself

when I feel that I “should” post something.

In fact, I usually write my post on the morning I post it.

I rarely have anything prepared more than a day or two ahead.

It’s just when I have something to say, I say it.

And when I don’t – I don’t.

But I must say,

I have learned so much from all of you.

I am SO impressed with the talent out there in the blog-world

and I am thrilled to contribute what I can.

So grab that glass of champagne and join me in a toast!
Oh wait, it’s still morning!
Grab that mimosa and join me in a toast!

Cheers to Year One!

And Cheers to all of you

 for helping to make this an enjoyable experience!

I hope there will be many more!

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  1. Happy blogiversary!!! I adore you and your blog and have been having fun seeing all that you do and say and getting to know you. 🙂 Here is to another year!xoxoxo

  2. Happy Anniversary on your one year! Love your blog. is that a photo of you in Anguilla at Cap Juluca? Looks like it. I love that place. Anyway – congrats and have a great weekend.

  3. Thank you so much, you are all so sweet! FYI – the picture of me is not in Anguilla, it is from Jumby Bay, Antigua.-Shelley

  4. Congratulations!!! We started at the same time…remember? I somehow missed my anniversary.At toast to YOU…keep it up.

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