Happy Blogiversary to me, happy blogiversary to me, happy blogiversary dear I Spy With My Little Eye, happy blogiversary to meeeeee.
One year ago today I made a bit of a deal with myself. I was going to attempt to write as often as I could or at least as often as the notion struck me. Everyday, once a week, regularly, sporatically... I didn't know how it would unfold but I would write and I started with this. I surprised myself. I wrote some stuff that felt genuine and creative. I was excited to share it and increasingly delighted by the legacy I was creating for my children. For them to one day read and witness me unfolding as a mother to them. Today I gave myself a Blogiversary present. I read my blog. The whole years worth. I cried a little, remembered nuances of the last year that I had forgotten, was honoured again as I read the comments that you have left for me... and most surprisingly I didn't cringe...not even a little. I was actually hanging on every word. Hungry for more. Captivated by the honesty of the prose. Huh? Who knew? I was even intrigued and surprised at how the body of work as a whole revealed the transformation of my life over the last year. How wildly feminine and introspective my "gestational" posts were and how unaplogetically selfish they seemed over the summer. How my subject matter and focus meandered from one aspect of my life to the next in the months to follow.
I have many more bits and pieces of writing started, in process or scribbled as ideas here and there. Most of those will never make their way to this place to be read (and reread by me) but they are what keeps the fire stoked, feeds the hunger to create and ultimately nurtures the growth that I long for and realize through this process.
To me... Yah me.