As I type this, I am still struggling with the words. Not because it’s sad but because there is a joy in my heart. So much and I am having trouble putting it into words. A year ago, to this day, I decided “what the heck?!” and went live on a blog that I had been working on for a couple of days. Yes, you read that right, DAYS. Not months or weeks. Just a few hours during the day for my winter break.
I started this because I wanted to do something during the school break and because I loved to write. I figured it would be the perfect solution. I never realized that by clicking on this website, and signing up to create my own little blog, I would be doing something that would change my life.
Okay, so maybe it isn’t a HUGE life changing decision, like moving house or getting married, but it was kind of big for me. I started this little blog, with no knowledge of SEO or Headers/Footers code (to be honest, they still confuse me), and I am not a graphic designer by any means (That title goes to a dear friend named Tina), but I did know that I wanted to make a difference, not just in other peoples lives but my own. In fact, I was just aiming to change my life, no one else's.
A year ago, I posted my first post titled ‘What’s In A Name?’ as a introducing post, followed by a fashion post for New Years Eve. If I had known what would come of this little space, I probably would've been a little bit more neat when it came to releasing this space.
But now that I am here, I would not trade any of this (or my lovely readers[can I call y'all my blogging family?] who never fail to comment or remind me why I love doing this) for the world. Sure, there are different ways I could do something, or be a better time manager, but if I could go back and restart all of this over, I wouldn't.
The first year on the blog has been a whirlwind with a bunch of different emotions, from expressing my dislike towards cancer to spending a week in the Hill Country with new friends to trying new food items to realizing that we all beautiful with no make-up on, and I cannot wait to see what the second year has in store for me (us!).
I've decided that every year, something big will probably happen to my life, and I am going to document it at the end of my blog year in a birthday post.
This year's theme?
Acceptance. I have come to accept who I am and what, and who, God will bring into my life.
So all I have left to do in this post is to thank y'all. The ones who have been there since the beginning of this, the ones who have been my support, my rock, and my personal cheerleaders. The ones who keep reading, even with my erratic posting schedule (thanks school/work), and the ones who make this all worthwhile. Thank you for my making my first year of blogging an extraordinary experience and I cannot wait to continue this journey.
Until next year my lovelies,
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."