Over the course of my life I have embraced a number of different hobbies. When I was younger my life revolved around sports. I played netball. I ran (and I was good at it … until I got boobs that is). I was an active SOB but as I have gotten older and due to various injuries I gave up sport which, in hindsight, was a huge mistake (or so says my ass) but that is neither here nor there. I also loved to travel (of course), loved spending time with my friends and family and when I had some down time I could be found buried in a book but like most things your life changes, I had Daughter, got married to The Turk and real life took over.
The one thing that has remained constant since childhood is my love of writing. I always have written tomes about magical adventures, or a memoir about my overly dramatic life or even a fanfic or two (before they became a thing of course). I have knocked out tens of novels (all discarded) and today I write about my new home in a land filled with crazy Turks.
As you know I started blogging as a personal tool to journal the changes that my family was making but as I developed my style I found that before too long there were people reading what I wrote, and not just my 3 friends back home, but real people – you guys! Some days had huge jumps in readers and follows and others days I just plodded along, happy as always. I don’t need numbers. I don’t need accolades … although …
I do want to thank each and every one of you who voted for me in the “Top 100 International Exchange and Expats Blogs 2016” because –
Janey in Mersin was voted among the top 10 (no 9 in fact) in the Top 100 International Exchange and Expats Blogs inIX16 on bab.la! And yes I got a prize – 3 months language lessons. I was thinking of taking French lessons but The Turk has suggested otherwise.
Thank you all so much for believing in me and my writing.
Yah you guys!! Teşekkür ederim.
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