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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Once Upon A Time.

Six years ago this month I quit my corporate America job. I gave up a pretty good paycheck and some great benefits for lots of reasons, most of all I wasn't me there. With no back-up plan and just a couple moments of worry I was soon immersed in summer life. Job-less, hanging out with T and M and trying to figure out what I was going to be when I grew up, one day I decided I'd start a blog. This one. {Formerly at a different address. Moved to this site in 2007.}

Six years, friends!

It's kind of nuts that one day I went to and decided I would start sharing my thoughts on life and a few random pictures. I wouldn't have believed I'd still be doing it six years later.

We'd just bought our first digital camera then. {An Olympus Stylus which was way better than our current Kodak.}

I posted quotes I read and liked and pictures and a few random stories of life and then H was born and I was blogging his every milestone. And all of a sudden people were reading.

My first published essay, some freelance opportunities and life happening and things just kind of took off.

I'm not a big stats girl. When I put the counter on my blog four or so years ago I was obsessed with every click on the site. It grew old and now I rarely look unless some PR company is asking for numbers and then when I do sometimes even I'm surprised.

I used to need comments. In order to feel good about what I'd thrown out into the world, I needed them. But that too grew old and I realized that just like I don't have time to comment on every. single. thing I read on the internet, neither do you.

It's been an interesting, unplanned adventure with opportunities thrown at me I'd never have had without this platform.

All this to say: Thanks for reading and visiting. For giving my words a moments thought. For laughing along with me when life's just kind of funny and crying with me when we're all trying to make sense of this crazy world. Thank you!

Some linky-links to see:

This is the kind of story I am so thankful to have the privilege to share. You've got to read {and be inspired} by this father/son story.

Registration is now open for A Breath of Hope 5K this September. Save the date: September 10 at Lake Harriet! Please come walk or run with us in memory of my mom.

Last thing, and it's pretty silly I admit, but please go here, click on the "liking spree" and go like the HOLA shirt! It's 105 likes away from being $8. {Why don't more stores do stuff like this?} I totally love that shirt and can't wait to send H to kindergarten wearing it. {PS I get nothing by you liking the shirt or anything else on their site. FYI.}


Blogger Erin said...

Happy blogoversary to you! I think I've read every single post, and I still love them! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

June 15, 2011 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Wow!! Can't believe you've been blogging for 6 years! So glad that I've been able to know what's going on in your life, and so happy that you've shared everything. You're an excellent writer really are!!

June 15, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Wow, six years of blogging, that is awesome! I've enjoyed reading for probably the last three for sure, maybe longer, and I have to say, you inspired me to start my blog, so thank you for that!

June 15, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

Happy Bloggerversary! I'm approaching 6 years myself!

June 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Jane Schimmel said...

OH, Honey...I knew you had so much more to offer. You did not belong in the corporate world. I'm so glad you made the choice you did. The "turtle neck man" was not where you belonged. I'm so proud of you, and so proud to know you. You are wonderful!

June 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM  

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