Wow…I can’t believe it’s been one year since I started this blog! I have so many things I want to say that I’m not even sure where to start! (apologies if this ends up being rambly because of that)
First off, before I get talking about everything else going through my head, I want to say “Thank you!” to you, my readers. I’ve loved getting to know some of you through my little blog and I hope to get the chance to know you better in the future! There were many times over the past year that I wondered if there was any point to what I was doing, if anyone was listening. But then one of you would say you were inspired to start meal prepping, on your own fitness journey, or tried your own DIY and I was re-energized! I really do love each and every one of you and I appreciate the support I’ve gotten throughout this year.
When I started this blog, I had no real idea what I was doing. (most days I still feel like I don’t) I didn’t have much experience with anything technology-based. The photography was….well, while I still have a long way to go, I’m WAY better than I was when I started! All the technical stuff seemed so overwhelming and foreign to me. To be honest, I’m a little surprised that I stuck with it long enough to get going, but I was determined!
I just knew that I wanted to share the things I was learning with people. I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I wanted to inspire someone else the way that I had been inspired.
And that is still my purpose, my “why”….I want to take what I have learned about happiness, health and living a fulfilled life and share it with others! When I was in that darkest point of my life, I felt like I had nowhere to turn. I had my friends and family, but they didn’t really understand what I was going through or why I was having such a hard time navigating my newly-changed life. But there were a few blogs that had really revitalized my interests and life in general and they helped me get through that dark point and come out whole.
That whole experience is what started this whirlwind of a year! From meeting new people, both online and in person, to learning new photography skills, this year of blogging has taught me so many things! Both about the world of blogging and about myself. In many ways it has changed the way I view the things in my life in a very real way. Sometimes in the way of keeping an eye out for inspiration for that next blog post.
But in many ways it has helped me to appreciate the things I have in my life. Draz for being so supportive, plus keeping me grounded and realistic when I get too out there! My parents, for pretty much everything. Even my day job, because so many people there have been supportive of this, even acting as sounding boards sometimes! Blogging has changed me and I’m so grateful for that and for you! There have been so many experiences this year that I couldn’t have ever anticipated, all brought about through the blog!
I’m so excited to see what this next year and beyond will bring! I have some ideas and projects in mind, all with the goal to bring you some new content that will really be of value to you! That being said, I would love to hear what YOU would like to see from me in the future! Is there an area of health or the journey to happiness that you are struggling with or want to hear more about? Do you want to see more recipe-geared posts? More DIY? I can’t wait to see what you would like to see, so please leave a comment below!