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Five years ago today I posted my very first blog post. I was on the Blogger platform and spent all day setting everything up and coming up with the perfect blog name, the perfect (free) design, and then I did it. I hit publish and my whole life changed. Not at first, but slowly.
The first few months I blogged I wanted to be anonymous. I signed all my posts -R and tried to be mysterious, something I am so not! HA! When I finally came out of my “blogging shell” and really opened up I found myself as a writer.
I started this blog as more of a personal journal. I was about to have a breast reduction and I was scared and nervous and I was going to be off work for six weeks so I knew I would get bored and this was great creative outlet for me. It still is.
When I started this blog I didn’t really have any friends in my area. All of my friends had either moved away or gotten married and had kids so I was the lone single lady and I was bored. I prayed about it a lot and when I really starred opening up on here I really got to know people and have made some of my very best friends through blogging. I am going to Vegas with two of them for New Year’s Eve this year if that tells you anything.
Since starting this blog I have changed so much. I am five years older. I am more comfortable in my own skin. I have bought a home and gone back to school. I have traveled a lot and gotten a dog. I have loved and lost and documented most everything about my personal life on here.
I have met some amazing women and joined some amazing organizations because of blogging. I have been challenged more than ever and I have been rewarded in the greatest ways. I have gotten to write about amazing things for amazing companies and I have gotten to freelance for companies I truly care about. I was even quoted by Time Magazine on my 31st birthday.
I am so excited about what the future holds for me and this blog of mine. I can’t wait to see where I am at this time next year. Thank you to everyone who reads what I write and who comments and follows me n social media. Y’all mean more to me that you will ever know. Thank you for allowing me to share my life with you.
Happy 5th Bloggiverary to me!!
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