Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my first blog post. And, I think I can safely say after one year, hitting that publish button was one of the best decisions I have ever made. People ask me all the time - how do you think of things to write? Surprisingly, it is not something I struggle with. There is always a new book to read, a new recipe to try and a new flower blooming in my garden. There are places to go with friends and time spent with my family. With the help of Pinterest, there are more DIY projects than there is time. I begin to write the blog posts in my head as I go about my day, so when I sit down with my iPad the words are already there.
But, it is the people that I have gotten to know through blogging that may be the most amazing part. Everyday I look forward to reading about your lives, your families and the things that make you happy. The same things that I try to write about. I try to make my blog a happy place and a pretty place. I like it to be peaceful and positive - a place where you feel welcome. Your comments make me smile.
I look back at my first post, and I still feel that it expresses who I am and what my goals for this blog were, when I started. Writing has been a rewarding process for me - focusing my thoughts and giving direction to my days. My life can be seen through the things I write about and the fact that so many of you now read daily, humbles me.
Thank you for reading and thank you for welcoming me to blogging during this past year. Your kindness, humor and positive thoughts make my days brighter.