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Nov 10, 2019

WOW! That’s how many posts I have written! And I have to say a great big thank you to everyone! Really!! I do appreciate every one of you! I wouldn’t be able to do this with out you!!

The photos in this post are all ones that I have shown in previously.

I started this venture on March 20, 2019 and had no idea where I was really, truly going with this. But I knew it was something I needed to do! One of my previous clients I worked with in my former place of employment, made me realize that I wasn’t where I needed to be in my life. I don’t think she meant for me to quit working with her (to try and keep it short – she was trying to make me into someone I was not) and to eventually quit working with the company. But I knew I wasn’t where I needed to be, and it was showing! In work and in my life.

When I started Holly’s World, I thought I’d only be posting my photos. But now? Anything and (almost) everything that has touched or affected my life is included. In one way or another!

And I wasn’t posting all that much in the beginning… how much things have changed in only a few short months!

Photography is the main ingredient of my blog, but life! Life is what it really is all about! And enjoying what God has given us! It may not always be easy. Believe me, there have been days I didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning! But I did! And I’m happy! Happier than I have been in a long time!

After my dad passed away, (some) people wandered how I would be able to move on and maybe even possibly survive. Yes, I was his caregiver! I wasn’t working and family was my cornerstone. Still is! But…my parents taught me so much in the short time I knew them. (I was 30 when my mom passed away, 40 when my dad passed away.) They taught me how to be myself, do what I need to do, and to trust God will get me through what ever hard times I face!

And there have been hard times! The furnace went up last winter. Thank goodness we have the wood stove! Which I am still paying for. But…if I didn’t have the wood stove payment, we’d have a new furnace. Catch 20/20!! And I’d much rather have the wood stove than electric heat! Of course, that means someone has to be home most of the time to keep the stove going, but if we lose electricity? We have heat! And a cooking source if it comes down to it (we have a grill, so there’s also that).

And then we had a tree come down on the house. Or part of one anyway! With in a couple of days the tree was off the roof, cut up and put in a pile for firewood for next year! Hey, when something bad happens, there is always a bright side. Even if you can’t see it right away!

And there have been good times!

The water was nasty but someone had to clean it! We made it through the summer! And now, we need to get a new pool in the spring! I bought the pool quite a few years ago! Hopefully the new one lasts just as long!!

There have been road trips, fishing adventures, hiking trips and visits with family!

So, despite the hard times…there is always something to be grateful for!!

Thank you! Thank you so much for being a part of my life and sharing in this adventure with me!

Hope you are having a great day so far!

Thanks for stopping by!

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
~ Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
~ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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