One year ago today, I began this blog. The time has gone fast but as I reflect on where I started, where we all started, at the beginning of 2020, the hours, days, weeks, and months were packed full. Our whole world was turned upside-down and not one part of our life was untouched by the events of Covid-19 and, of course, politics. Our lives changed. And in many ways, those changes are permanent.
My blogs varied in sentiment, topic, and emotion. 2020 was a roller coaster of all of the above and my blogs reflected such as I have a tendency to wear my heart on my sleeve. If I saw a downward sloping, I pulled back on writing and gave myself a time-out. But you stuck with me. At least, I hope I haven’t lost you.
Today, I celebrate my personal goal with you. One year of writing. This blog is the 169th post I have published. I have been blessed with 1,566 visitors and a total of 3,718 views at the time of this writing. I do not make any money off my blogs. This is an extension of me. It’s who I am. And I just have to write.
Thank you for still being here. For standing with me whether you agreed with me or not. That says a lot about you. I appreciate the encouragement I have received through private messages. It truly helped me on those many hard days. Especially those days when I wanted to quit. I also appreciate the helpful criticism. It has helped me to discover who I am and why I write some of the things I do. This has been a year of growth. I’m grateful for it all.
I view myself as a passionate person; therefore a passionate writer. I pour my heart into those things which ignite a fire in my soul. Sometimes, it’s too much. I get it. But there again, I guess this is who I am. My thoughts are endless. I don’t seem to find much rest from thinking. I am still a dreamer. I am a healer of sorts. And I love deeply.
Thank you for sharing coffee moments with me. Thank you for listening. I hope I’ve stirred good things within you from time to time.
I am grateful for you, my reader. ♥️
1st photo: ladyofstyle.com; last photo: in my sunroom