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For a Blog’s Six Month Anniversary






Yesterday was our anniversary. It was six months to the day since I posted my first entry on this blog. I have to say it has flown by. I thought I would use this time for reflection.

Before I started this blog, people had been telling me to for years. Family and friends kept on suggesting it. I kept brushing it off because honestly it didn’t seem like something I would do. What would I say? What would I write about? It turns out there was plenty.

After my first week, I had a panic attack. Would there be a day when I would have nothing left to say? Apparently that answer is no. I currently have an enormous list of what I plan to write about based on my scheduled activities, past experiences, future plans, seasons, and overall information. Even this post was on my list.

I feel about this blog the way a new parent feels about a newborn. I am often exhausted, low on funds, breathlessly proud to show it off, and ultimately I do not remember my life without it. It has served as a way for me to live my dream even if it is not my full-time career just yet.

The blog has changed the way I view what I do, the kinds of things I want to try, and pushed me to fulfill the promises I have made to myself to “get there”, whatever, wherever there is. I want to experience great things and share it with a community I hope will continue to grow. There are days when the simple act of writing and reliving a memorable activity is enough to put a smile on my face.

For my readers, I hope I have been helpful. I hope you have learned a lot, laughed a lot, and been hungry a lot, after reading and reviewing my photos.  I have no plans to slow down, in fact I hope continue expanding. I hope you continue to follow along on my journey and share a bit of yours with me too.

Happy Six Month Anniversary to Us!!!

P.S. I believe the traditional first year anniversary gift is paper. I am so looking forward to that.








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  1. A job well done. "Congratulations" on your Anniversary. I look forward to your future Blogs right along with you. xoxo

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