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Blog Anniversary

November 27, 2010

The date passed me by…which actually isn’t all that unexpected, with all the semi-organized chaos leading up to Thanksgiving Day that had me busy and distracted.  A year ago this past Tuesday, November 23rd 2009, I started this blog. I’d been blogging on LiveJournal for several years, but that was written with my family in mind.  As my blogging changed and I began to focus more on my writing, some of my posts inadvertently caused drama.  Drama that made me question why I was writing, who I was writing for, and where I wanted to go with blogging.

I didn’t have huge expectations or huge hopes for this particular blog, I just knew that I needed a safe, semi-anonymous, creative outlet.  My original blog is still up, and I post periodic little family updates for the grandparents and other interested family members.  But my writing, my heart and soul, is shared here.

I spent some time looking back through my earliest posts on this blog, rediscovering where I was, and who I was as a blogger and a person, just this time last year.  I was learning how to slow down and cherish the moment,  enjoying the simple happiness of puddle-jumping, feeling bittersweet as my son grew big enough to hike, reveling in finding a few moments of peace, and experiencing the wonder of Christmas through a toddler’s eyes.

This past year of blogging has been indescribable.  I’ve meet so many remarkable women who are becoming wonderful internet friends, and I’ve learned so much about myself — about who I am right now, about what is most precious to me, and about the life I strive to live.

Thank you, everyone reading this!  Thank you for the amazing impact that you’re having on my life.  I’m so grateful for your thoughts, your comments, and most importantly, for your friendship.

Here’s to another year!

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2010 5:11 pm

    Congratulations to you! Here’s to another year of growth and new adventures!

  2. November 28, 2010 2:05 am

    Happy Anniversary!
    I have enjoyed the insight into your life and the way that you see greatness in the everyday.
    Keep it up!
    Gina

  3. November 28, 2010 7:32 pm

    Congrats. This is great.
    I wish you all the best for many more happy blogaversaries ;)

  4. November 29, 2010 9:15 pm

    Yay for a year! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

  5. November 30, 2010 9:38 pm

    I am where you were a year ago. I started blogging as a way to give family updates and recently realized I’d like to do more. I truly enjoy this medium. It is a great release to be able to put my thoughts into words and then share them with the world. Congrats on the year!

    • December 13, 2010 1:16 pm

      It was such a funny realization to me, when I discovered that people other than my family were actually interested in what I had to say! I love blogging for the very reasons you mentioned…I love having this creative outlet, and have been enjoying getting to know other women through our blogs!

      And happy first birthday to your little one!

  6. December 1, 2010 11:32 am

    Hi there! Happy Anniversary! I just came across your blog this morning and am enjoying getting to know you. I am adding your blog button to my blogroll. Feel free to swing by mine for a visit anytime.

    See ya around blogdom!

    Pam
    http://thejourneyleadshome.wordpress.com

    • December 13, 2010 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment, and I’m so flattered that you added me to your blog roll. I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, but hope to get back into posting more regularly again. I’m looking forward to heading on over your way once my little one’s napping!

  7. akismet-df5f612ace29eb92ea0795adfdacd7cb permalink
    December 9, 2010 9:09 pm

    I’m glad you started blogging! I’m glad I found you! Wish people could find me, but I can’t straighten out my feed. :(

    • December 13, 2010 1:22 pm

      Oh no, are you still having issues w/ your feed? This must be so incredibly frustrating! Once Shane’s napping I’m planning on jumping back online and I’ll make sure I’m still getting your posts in my reader. I’ve been a slacker-blogger lately and haven’t been posting or reading much this month, but I desperately want to catch up!

  8. February 20, 2011 4:09 pm

    Congrats on reaching that milestone. I’m happy to “know” you (and I look forward to getting to know you better in the coming year).

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