yup - it's been a whole year since i tentatively dipped my toe into the blogging pond and things have never been the same! as you can see, i'm celebrating with a new look and also an old look - a look back at some of the year's photos.
blogging has changed my life in many ways,. first, it has it become a consistent outlet for creative expression. i don't share everything, but as i go about my days, i find myself thinking about what might be something worth sharing. it's totally up to me to decide and i love having that control. no pressure. i have never found myself with a lack of material, which was probably my greatest fear.
life happens and there always seems to be something to say!
it has also become such a fabulous means of connecting. when i have something to celebrate, you guys are right there cheering me on. and when i am struggling, you are there too to boost me up. i never dreamed when i started out that i would have so many new, wonderful and supportive friends.
i hope i can do the same for you!
last, but not least, blogging has been such an amazing source of inspiration. visiting other blogs and seeing all that everyone is up to and talking about is a constant source of amazement to me. at first i was a little overwhelmed with it all. ok, a lot overwhelmed. i got into comparing myself and that is not a productive road to go down. it still haunts me now and again, but i am doing better.
so, i hope you enjoy some of these little pieces from my archives.
i love that so many little snippets of my life are documented here
and i'm seriously SO grateful to those of you who stop by,
even if you are only "lurking" and not commenting.