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This past weekend I celebrated my 8th blogging anniversary!! Who would have thought that I would have kept it up for 8 years?! Not me! HA! To celebrate my blog anniversary I thought I would tell you all about how I started my blog and why I continue to do it…plus there’s a super fun giveaway at the end!
Why did I start blogging??
I started blogging a few days before I had my first “major” surgery. I knew I was going to be off work for a while and I needed a way to fill the time. I had been reading blogs for a while and I even knew a few people who wrote them and I had been looking for a creative outlet so I though why not? I started writing one night and never looked back.
Over the years this blog has been through a lot of changes…name changes, URL changes, platform changes, theme changes, etc. But the one thing that never changed was the voice behind the blog, me!
I started this blog when I was 27 years old. I was single, had been out of school and working full-time for two years and was kind of “stuck”. All of my college friends were getting married and having babies and I was recovering from a nasty heartbreak. It was the first time I was really by myself. I was in a city that was hours away from my family, my friends were moving on with their lives and I started a blog.
Over the years this blog has been my baby. I started it more as a journal…first to document my breast reduction surgery and day to day life and now I use it as a place to share all of the things I love! I make a little money from it now but most of all I have made friends and built some amazing relationships just by writing and sharing!
Why do I continue to blog??
Over the years I have worked with some amazing companies and been given opportunities I would have never had otherwise and I am so so so grateful for that.
In my eight years of blogging I have purchased my first home, adopted my Sophie puppy, gone back to school and gotten my second Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. in E-Commerce!), sold my first home and traveled all over the United States. I have loved sharing my life with you and I hope you have enjoyed reading! I have had a lot of fun and I plan on doing this for as long as I can.
To celebrate my 8th Blogging Anniversary I am giving away a few of my favorite beauty products! I purchased these products on my own, this is not sponsored in any way and there are several more items that aren’t in the photo below.
There are a few rules…
- This contest is open to USA residents only (SORRY).
- None of the entries below are mandatory, just do what you want!
- The giveaway will run from 11/15/2018 – 11/23/2018
- Good luck!