This is my 100th post. A bit of a milestone really. Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to follow my quirky journey. I hope you will continue to do so and find some value in what I share.
It got me thinking about the concept of 100. It is celebrated as a milestone in many contexts.
- Governments celebrate what they have achieved in their first 100 days in power.
- When you turn 100 you can apply to get a telegram from the Queen. Perhaps she should be thinking about email these days!
- The turn of the century is a big deal and centennials for various events are marked with great care.
- Cricketers hold the bats aloft and bask in the applause of the crowd when they score a “ton”
One hundred years ago the world was a very different place. A quick review of Wikipedia throws up a few facts
- There was an influenza pandemic which killed millions of people worldwide and estimated 12,000 in Australia
- The zipper was only two years old
- The first Archibald Prize was awarded in Australia. (a prestigious portrait prize)
- The Smith brothers flew from Britain to Australia and won a competition
- Troops continued to return to their various homes from the “Great War” in Europe
- There were cars and telephones but no TV.
- There were no nuclear bombs but there was chemical warfare.
- Penicillin was still 10 years away and
- Plastic was still a novelty
If I live to be 100 it will be 2061. I wonder if the earth will be burnt to a crisp? Will my coastal city of Wollongong be underwater due to rising sea levels?
In 100 days it will be Autumn in Australia.
In 100 weeks it will be December 2020.
In 100 months it will be May 2027 and hopefully I will be fit and well and retired from the day job.
100 months ago it was September 2010. I was living alone but not yet divorced.
Will I still be writing this blog for another 100 posts? I hope so. Like many who have written stories before me, my creativity ebbs and wanes. I am conscious that this blog is lapsing into a “Dear Diary” and that is not what I intended it to be. On the other hand, I am not keen to stick to a singular theme, which is apparently one of the keys to creating a successful blog. I do want to be able to write about a range of topics which catch my fancy. I want to inspire women like myself to go out and have a go!
Be quirky. Be brave. Be free.
So for the next 100 posts I guess I’ll stick to my themes of
- Solo travel as a older woman
- Life as a single older woman
- Wellbeing as a healthy older woman
- Sharing my hometown
I hope you’ll stick around!
Be invincible not invisible!