Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A Journey Worth Reading About

Hails on horseback in Outer Mongolia

Coffee Helps is one of the best blogs that I've ever had the pleasure of reading and it's author Hails is one of the most genuine, decent and sweetest bloggers that I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. And I've met some!

Hails is also a modest soul and I know her well enough to be certain that she'll be 'SCARLEH' reading this.

Why do I appreciate her writing so much? It's this. I first found her blog by simply googling for Cullybackey. I was struck by this young girl who made an excellent story out of scraping her car on a gatepost, as she drove out of her little rented house in Pottinger Street, while on her way to a job that was not fulfilling her in the slightest amount. I identified with Hails. I lived in Cullybackey, I scraped cars and I knew only too well the boredom of an unsatisfactory job.

Hails moved on, she went travelling, she fell in love, got her heart broke, picked herself up, went travelling again. She carved out a whole new life, learned to love pickled cabbage and found herself a brilliant career. All the while she kept on sharing, writing, inspiring and entertaining.

Imagine it. Finding a blog that starts in Pottinger Street and ends up in Outer Mongolia! And she's not done yet. Hails - you're my hero.

4 comments:

Hails said...

Nelly!!! What a wonderful surprise it was to find this in my Reader today. I did indeed blush, but mostly I am overwhelmed at such a lovely tribute from the very person whose blog inspired me to start my own. And also, I didn't realise how far I've come until I saw it written down by someone else! :) Sending you a great big hug from across the world! xo

Nelly said...

My pleasure Miss Hails and I meant every word.

Brighid said...

Well said Nelly. You deserve a bow as well, there are more than a few of us that started because of the light from your star.

Nelly said...

Thank you Brighid.