I just realized this evening that I've been blogging for a year and three days now! I'd been thinking about doing an anniversary post on the actual day, but with all that's been going on I forgot all about it, and the day came and went without any fanfare.
If someone had told me 13 months ago that I would happily have maintained a blog for this long I would have thought they were crazy - what on earth would I have to talk about for that long? - but it's easily become one of my favorite hobbies, and I still have lots on my mind! Aside from serving as a cooking/gardening journal, it has sparked a love of photography, and has connected me to like-minded friends from all over the world who I learn from and am inspired by daily. Amazing!
I took this up almost as a form of therapy, if you can believe it. I was going through a bit of a blue period this time last year, and I thought that keeping a journal of all of the things that I loved and was interested in would help me focus on the good things in my life. Who would have thought that looking at the "mundane" aspects of my life through the rosy lens of a camera could have such an effect? I firmly believe that making this shift toward actively focusing on what's important to us has played a huge part in getting us to where we are now; within 6 months of starting this blog, we had embarked on the early stages of finally achieving our lifelong goal of a "house in the woods". Now that I certainly wouldn't have believed a year ago!
I'd like to say thank you for choosing to spend a little bit of your day with me in my tiny corner of the internet - I feel like I'm able to share a side of myself here that I don't often reveal in "real life".
Since this sometimes feels a bit one sided, I would really like to get to know you better, and would love it if you could spare a few moments to tell me a bit about yourself. What part of the world do you hail from, what brings you here, what do you do for fun? Do you have kids? Grand kids? Pets that you consider kids?
Don't be shy now...