Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy 3rd Blogiversary (Belated)

Yesterday was my blog's 3rd birthday. Sometimes it seems like I just started writing, and sometimes it seems like it's always been a part of me. I really love looking back over past entries to see what was going on in my life. It's the main reason I kept going with my blog, even when I didn't feel like it, even when there were months when I didn't have it in me write. It's amazing what a person will forget, when something happens and you think you'll always remember it, only to look back on a journal (or in this case, a blog) and read about it years later and realize...I forgot that happened!

It's funny to me when I'll be talking with someone and say, "Oh, yeah...I wrote about that once!" Then I'll look back through my entries to try and find it, and I wrote it so much longer ago than I realized. I looked for this entry the other day, and I thought I just wrote it...but it was two years ago!

I started writing back when I had a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a newborn who just turned 2 months. They are now 7, 5, and 3...and I'm expecting another. My life has had lots of ups and downs, lots of changes, lots of new friends and the occasional loss of a friend due to circumstances I wouldn't have expected. One thing I know...I really do enjoy looking back over my blog and seeing how my brain was thinking at any given time!

Sometimes I don't know how to balance real hurts when it comes to sharing on a public blog. Some people are really blunt, some people are really fake. I'm not sure what direction to go with that sort of thing. There is a thing called privacy! But I also hate when someone seems so perfect, that everything is so great, it makes others (maybe even me sometimes?) feel like I must be doing something wrong for someone else to have it all together so perfectly. If we put up a fake front, perhaps it does more harm than good.

That being said...

I'm taking each day as it comes. How vague is that?! :) If you've been reading very long, you know that I changed my blog's name a few months ago. I felt like it better reflected who I am, and to be honest, some of my struggles that weighed me down made me feel like I couldn't have a blog with my former title.

Thanks for sticking with me through the years, especially some of my long-time readers. I'm thankful to Ashley and Bethany who inspired me in the beginning.

*New look and new layout in the works...stay tuned...


Kimberly said...

Happy Anniversary! It is fun to look back at our blogs and read them. Blessings as you blog this year!

Ashley said...

I think it's awesome that you celebrate each year of blogging. I don't feel like I've been blogging enough lately to classify mine as an active blog. :0( Sad...because I'd love to. I think I'm in a stage / phase now where I don't feel real comfortable sharing all of my struggles in the public forum. Hopefully I'll come out of this funk and be back to blogging soon!

Bethany Haid said...

Happy Blogobirthday!!! Three years! That's a great thing. I hope you celebrate by getting another book made! That's something I always want to do.

Good job fessing up to the reason for the name change. So brave to be able to say publically that you aren't light, but you are simply you... there is a neat distinction between the two.

of course I am anxiously awaiting new baby photos! If you invite me to the birthday, I 'll photograph it all for you!!!! :o) Or some of it, but the first few moments if you want!! I am so happy to have those from Elsa.

our home to yours said...

happy anniversary, and I look forward to all the new posts inside you just waiting to get out.

Causey Fam said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! I look forward to reading more over the next 3 years :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogging!! The next step is writting a book!


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