Yup, that's right. I've been a blogger for ONE WHOLE YEAR.
Wait, what? ;)
I really can't wrap my head around the fact that I've been blogging for one year. In one way it seems like I've always blogged, in another way it seems just like yesterday. I feel like I still haven't really gotten this blog to be what I want it to be. I just feel stuck. I had soooooo many post ideas when I first started. Well....I either still haven't written them or I lost interest in them. Actually I have many post ideas. It's writing them that's the problem, haha.
But. Even if I feel like this blog isn't all I want it to be yet, somebody obviously likes it! I mean, y'll do. I have 32 followers and that's more than I could hope for. I still remember getting my first follower. That felt SO amazing, knowing that somebody liked your writing enough to follow you. They want to hear and read and see more and that's beyond encouraging.
So the fact that I have 32 people who want to read and hear and see more is...well, staggering.
And in case you're wondering, what I mean by "this blog isn't all I want it to be yet" is that I simply haven't felt like I've gotten into a comfortable groove or pattern with blogging. I always feel a little lost. What should I write about? Should I review movies? Books? Share stories of my life? Share my photography? My art? What should I do?????
But I do enjoy blogging. Being able to share your opinions on movies, books, world events, food, or whatever is fun and interesting and exciting. I especially enjoy "meeting" other Christian girls through their blogs and reading what they have to say!
So, anyways, Happy Birthday to my little blog and I hope my faithful followers stay with me throughout the 2nd year!! Thank you all so much for reading and sticking with me! :) Y'll are the best and leave such sweet comments. Thanks!!!
Just for fun, I thought I'd do a "lately" thing that I've seen on many blogs:
Lately I've been...
Reading// Mansfield Park, Ella Enchanted, The Lord of the Rings, The Christian Hero: A Memoir of Robert Annan (Sense and Sensibility and The Screwtape Letters are next on my list!)
Watching// How the West Was Won, My Favorite Brunette, Rio Bravo, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (yeah, a lot of Westerns and John Wayne-we picked up a bunch while garage saling. My personal favorite was Rio Bravo. Does anyone wish for a review of any of these movies?)
Writing// My retelling of The Princess and the Pea. I'm sooooo excited about this story. I don't know if I'll ever publish it or anything, but I have a feeling I'm going to actually finish it. Which is a big deal. For me. I have tons of unfinished stories sitting in my desk drawer. It's really sad. My poor characters, frozen in time....
Organizing//Our new house
Cleaning// Our new house
Going to paint// My new room
Hating// Wallpaper (we just got some wallpaper remover at the store. I hope it works!)
Looking forward to// My "new" hand-me-down bookshelf. It's HUGE. I'll finally be able to display all my books at once. I'm so excited for that. So. Excited.
Missing// My grandparents and cats back in Florida
Photographing// New flowers and things around our house
Recovering from// Moving
Catching up on// Emails and blog posts
Loving// Sunlight and goldenrod
Giving baths to// Our dogs. They stank so much and poor little Sparky here was covered in burrs. They're outdoor dogs, but they come inside once in awhile. ;)
Enjoying// The hot tub that came with our new house. And it's a nice one. I never thought we'd own a hot tub, haha.
Singing// Anything and everything that pops into my head (Les Miserables, Sound of Music, and this song for examples)
Playing on the piano// Nothing. -sobsobsobsobsob- I can't wait to get a new piano. We had to leave mine behind when we moved
ps. How do you like the new blog look?? It's a work in progress. I have this "vision" in mind for how I want it to look, but it's not quiiitte there yet.
*please do not use my photos in any way without my permission, thank you! :)*