This year was not a particularly prolific one on the blog as I took on other projects and tried to unravel the mess I made of things here on New Year’s Day. Even with the dip in my personal productivity here, there were posts that seemed to resonat with y’all.
So in case you missed them, here’s your chance to catch up as we close out the decade. Seriously, the decade! Yikes!
#10 – Vignettes of Cuba
The first post in my Cuba series. Visiting Cuba has been my dear man’s dream for over 20 years. And we finally got a small taste as a birthday celebration for him back in February.
#9 – What Motorcyclists Want You to Know – Part 3
Another episode in my quest to help non-riders understand what we face out there on the road. We’re all in this together and understanding the unique challenges of motorcyclists helps everyone get home safely.
#8 – My Best Photographs of 2018
My annual recap of my previous year’s work. Of course this means the 2019 version is just around the corner.
#7 – Firsts and Lasts
Looking back to my New Year’s Day post has me feeling a bit misty about all the firsts and lasts I’ve had in 2019. I can’t possibly resolve all of the swirly thoughts about the year here but this post captures how I think about them.
#6 – Stop the Bleed
Thank you for taking first aid and safety seriously enough to read a post I consider to be one of my most important. It really falls into the “don’t be a victim” category. There are so many ways we as laypeople can help ourselves and others handle our own crises until trained professionals arrive. This training is a big part of that.
#5 – Doing Things That Scare Me
Apparently you enjoy my life terrors. I’m not sure if that’s commiseration or “Hey, let’s see what shit Val’s gotten herself into now!” but thanks for your support. 🙂
#4 – Magic in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor Airplane
Flying in a 90-year-old airplane is both terrifying and exhilarating. I highly recommend it.
#3 – Progress is Messy
Who knew my tales of fumbling through life would be so interesting. I wish I could say things are resolved but I’m still deep in the process of cleaning up the mess.
#2 – Overcoming GS Block
Bike choice is a very personal and often complex decision, especially for women. But boy howdy do I love this motorcycle.
#1 – The Wisdom of Walt
It seems my chat with Walt Fulton won the year. I’m good with that. I have nothing but admiration and respect for Walt. He’s a perceptive, considerate person who is supremely knowledgeable about the industry.
Thanks for following along again in 2019. Let’s see what I can get into in 2020, shall we?
Adventure on, friends!
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