If you’ve been following along with my blog for a long time, you’ll know that in September of 2008, I suddenly acquired an island. Owning an island was DEFINITELY never in any of my plans for my SLife. I had moved to the island maybe only a couple of weeks before with my ex-partner. It was his, and it came with renters. Then on September 13th, a bunch of stuff went down and he offered to give it to me – lock, stock, and barrel – renters and all. He’d pay for the transfer, the name change [Bluebonnet wasn’t the original name!], and the island changed locations. I was so overwhelmed with how quickly everything was happening, I agreed to it. If I’d had more time to think, I probably wouldn’t have. But, I didn’t. When the old renters left within that next month, I replaced them with new ones. I figured things out as I went along.
I’m glad I didn’t say no to him back then. We’ve had good times on Bluebonnet. Parties, so so many parties. I’ve had fantastic people live near me – Bloggers, jewelry makers, home builders. I’ve had people who stayed a week, and some who have been with me since I got the island. This is where I met some of my best friends, where I got married, and now where we have our family.
Happy birthday, Bluebonnet! Six years is a long time to love a place, but oh – how I do love you.