Happy Blog Birthday Natural Red

Wow, has it really been 3 years since I wrote my first blog post on Natural Red?


I honestly don’t know what I thought would happen when I started blogging but I am happy to say, I am pleasantly surprised at how it has changed me. I have met so many nice, virtual friends and enjoy hearing comments back from everyone on topics that are near and dear to my heart.

It’s funny to look back and read past postings and see how much our life has changed. Our son is now a grown adult working on his career as a professional photographer.


My husband and I have started doing more and more things as a couple instead of as a family unit which changes things quite drastically I have found.


And I have slowly transitioned from loving to do certain things I have been “talked into,”  to finding my own path and following it with confidence. stopped3

(photo courtesy of Quade Byrnes Photography)

I am not sure what the next year will be all about but as usual, I will share my adventures with all of you while I keep a journal to look back on myself some day.

Thanks for reading along…..I look forward to inspiring all of you to try some fun exciting adventures for yourself.



Natural Red….It’s Been A Year Already

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my first post for Natural Red.

I remember struggling with the decision to even start a blog for so many reasons. Would I have enough to write about? Would people read what I have to write about? Would I have time? And the biggest question in my mind was, could I inspire people to try new things and just get out and enjoy life?

I am happy to say that the answer is yes to every one of those questions. I do have plenty I want to write about, however putting it all into words is not always easy. I have some wonderful readers that return time and time again, which I appreciate sincerely. Making time is sometimes a challenge but so far I am managing to keep a fairly regular schedule of postings. And in regards to inspiring people to enjoy life, I can only hope.

I have learned so much this past year about what my readers like and want to read. My highest stats happen on recipe days, geocaching posts, and fitness workouts. Which honestly surprises me. I enjoy your interaction, reading your comments and answering any questions that I receive from my readers.

I did have a big fear that being a blogger not linked to any other social media would never really work out. I never imagined I would have followers, comments or emails from people that have specific questions. I was so wrong. I think this may be the reason that I have sincere followers and not followers making a business proposition every time I turn around. For this simple fact, I am very thankful. I have met some really great people blogging and appreciate all the great feedback I get from all of you.

I am excited to say that I plan to continue blogging. I would be open to any suggestions or requests for upcoming posts. Feel free to email me (address on my “contact” page) or leave a comment in regards to anything you see that you would like more information about.

Also, if you have any suggestions of somewhere you think we would like to explore, please let me know. We are always looking for new and beautiful places to kayak, hike and travel to.

I am looking forward to sharing next years adventures with all of you and hope to inspire you all to enjoy the journey of life. Thank you all so much for following Natural Red and like always, I hope you enjoy the ride.