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yesterday was my birthday. i can't remember the last time i was this content on my birthday. a lot has changed since my european holiday last year. i was inspired daily, for a month, by pure authenticity and genuineness. and that's hard to find and to hold on to.

if you've been following my blog for the past three years, you must have noticed the change of blog content and i must say, frequency, of my postings. i used to blog once, twice, and even three times a day. looking back, what was i thinking?

pw.travelogue has been the anchor of this blog since june of last year. i started posting my travel photographs every friday. i felt the need to share 1. my travel experiences, 2. my typography and photography, 3. original content that i hope to inspire.

it's not an epiphany or any of that sort, it's more of a personal choice at this point of my life to choose what is important. i've been embracing this blog as more of a passion project. when it comes time to prep my posts for fridays, i actually look forward to it, rather than feeling it was a job because i have to keep up with "blogging". and when i get too busy with work, i let go, and say to myself, there's always next friday.

when i was away for that month in europe, i was completely unplugged. there was no internet for me to surf and no social media for me to catch up on. i find myself spending less and less time in the social media world now, and more time at the library, checking out books that i want to read. yes, things that are important to me.

yesterday i spent a perfect day, with my husband and with myself. sprinkled with phone calls from family and friends in between. affogato made off of the menu just for me. an awe-inspiring museum visit. and ended the day with my daily routine – a long run and walk around the silver lake reservoir.

priorities. i tell myself that all the time now. and this year, there will be more traveling. more time with family and friends. my dad has always said to me, "you always find time to do the things that you want to do."

well, here's to another year, older and wiser? certainly older, and more content than ever.

TYPE LAYOUT BY PEGGY WONG

16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you! May the next year be even happier, more inspiring, and full of life's joys.

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  2. Happy Birthday, and such a beautiful and thought provoking post. You are just lovely. xo

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  3. happy birthday peggy! i personally love the change in direction of your blog, your photos are so beautiful. hope to see you soon in nyc!

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  4. Yay books and libraries!!! (HB, PW!)

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  5. Happy Birthday, P! Beautiful words that resonate deeply! xoxo

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  6. beautifully put, peggy. xx

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  7. i wish you a lovely and filling year! thanks for sharing your insight (and your calmness!).

    also, thoughts from dads are the best.

    xo

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  8. What a lovely reflection + beautiful reminder. Bookmarking this for when life gets hectic. Hope you had wonderful birthday, Peggy! xx L

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  9. Loved every moment of this as it so perfectly aligns with my sentiments these days. Happy, happy birthday Peggy. So glad to have you as a friend + endless source of inspiration.

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  10. happy belated peggy! wonderful post – cheers to more travels this year :) looking forward to your photos and findings

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  11. A very comforting post, Peggy. I certainly am working on finding more balance, I'm not there yet but I hope to be soon.

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  12. Happy belated birthday, Peggy!
    What lovely words about somthing we'll struggle for from time to time ... finding balance, hearing our own voice within all the noise around, learning to express it, walking our way in our very own pace ...
    Wish you a year full of love and happiness, laughter and fun. Have just an amazing time!

    Love followinf your blog so much!

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  13. Happy belated birthday! Wonderful post, wise words.
    Ada

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  14. proud mom and dadMarch 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    We're also VERY content as your parents. You have grown up to be such a strong woman. Happiness and peace in your heart do not come easy, we're indeed very proud of you!!!!! ❤

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday Peggy! I can't believe there's another Peggy on this planet with the same b-day as me (on March 8th too)! That's amazing... I have enjoy your photos for a while now and look forward to seeing more of your great work! All the best.

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  16. Happy birthday, sweet Peggy! And thank you for the wise words. Perfectly timed. ox

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