Well, a year ago today, I started blogging.
I started because I thought I had some things to say, sure, but also because I wanted to build a sense of community, someplace where I could belong, too. To paraphrase writer Anne Lamott, I wanted to cobble together a kind of odd little family out of whoever happened to be nearby. I think virtual families count, too.
WHAT A FAMILY SHOULD BE
That’s what I’ve come to think of this blog, as a kind of way of talking to myself (because I tend to write posts I need to hear) and as a kind of way of connecting with other people who maybe see themselves in what I have to say or need to hear something to spur them on or else maybe simply want a great crock-pot recipe. Anyway, over the past year, this blog has grown into a place where I’m happy to welcome others, where I’m happy to share opinions, where I’m happy to write and just hang out. That, IMO, is what a family should be.
WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT?
It’s important because late last year, I moved to a new state where I personally knew exactly no one. So thank you for being part of my little family, for your support and encouragement and insights, for making me laugh and not take myself too seriously, and for taking the time out of your busy lives to be a part of mine.
For everyone who has stopped by, read, commented, shared, and/or contacted me & for everyone who will in the future, here’s a toast from me to you and our (maybe odd and virtual but I’ll still take it) little family.
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