What’s the story here?
Are you Deb from Deb’s World, asked a fellow bike rider at our lunch stop along the Tumbarumba To Rosewood Rail Trail the other day.
Yes, I answered tentatively, how did you know?
Rosie from Melbourne had been following my blog throughout the Covid lockdown and she and her husband recognised me from my posts
Cue excited reaction from me and further questioning plus photo opportunity with Rosie!
Apparently my blog, among many others, helped Rosie cope with being unable to travel, reading about what others were doing and seeing different parts of the world through the eyes of someone else while she was in months of lockdown.
The power of a blog cannot be underestimated!
Also they told me that they may not have come to Tumbarumba to ride the rail trail if it wasn’t for me, as the weather forecast for their original destination was wet so they looked inland and remembered ‘that blogger Deb’ came from Tumbarumba and there was a rail trail to ride there!!
To say I was happy was an understatement and yes my fellow riders teased me relentlessly about being famous, a midlife influencer, a star – but I didn’t care!
Rosie (and her husband) had made my day!
This happy snap with Rosie, was taken by her husband.
Ups and Downs of Life
Isn’t it funny how things can change within a matter of days?
Last week I was wondering if I should continue with these weekly posts, given all that is happening in the world, and then Rosie and her husband come along and make me feel absolutely amazing!
It’s funny, because just a few days before this I was questioned by some friends, about why I blog, why do I put myself out there, why bother doing it all, about the negativity of social media and all those types of things – and then this little ‘random thing’ happens and I realise that’s why I do it!
For these amazing moments of connection with others, totally unexpected, random but affirming.
You just never know who you might be helping with your words (along with yourself of course) and where that will take you!
We were out on the rail trail with our 2 trioBikes, having taken two elderly couples along the 21km rail trail, which they LOVED, and then after a pleasant lunch together we rode back enjoying a chat along the way.
It’s not hard to feel amazing sometimes!!
Changes to Wordless Wednesday
I have been doing Wordless Wednesday posts (or attempting to do them) for quite some time now, but I like words too much. So for this year I’ve decided to change it up a bit, post only when I have something to say on a Wednesday and use the Wake up and be Amazing, it’s Wednesday as my inspiration. It makes me smile 🙂
Wishing you well, whatever is going on in your world 🙂
You’re amazing too – and don’t you forget it!
- A tale of 42 foxes #WordlessWednesday
- The smell of earth after rain #SundayStills
- Is there a difference between ‘celebrating your achievements’ and ‘showing off’?
- Science is child’s play at Questacon
- How would you answer these Taking Stock prompts? #LifesStories
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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