1 Whole Year.

One year ago, I sat at my computer and typed out my first blog post. It took me some time to get my "flow" with writing, but it came. 

It may sound dramatic, but this space helped to save me a little bit when I found myself in a weird spot last winter. Everything I had ever dreamed for myself had suddenly become my everyday reality. I was no longer waiting for "what's next" and was just supposed to start living.  

Putting pictures of our life next to words and sentences and stories, it helped me to see the happy in the after. Connecting with other women - women who understood being a mom or a wife or a post grad or a pink lover or a beer drinker... women I could relate to, it made me feel less alone.

My relationship with this blog has changed over the course of a year. It has evolved. I am sure (at least I hope) it will continue to do so. 

I am grateful for this space. I am happy it is here. I look forward to another year of sharing what my life is like after a good day, a bad day, or a new kind of day. 

Down the road I look forward to documenting life after graduating with my masters, life after two babies, life after buying a house, life after getting my first "big girl" job... 

If anything this blog has made me realize that life never stops giving you moments that are worthy.
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K said...

Happy Blog-versary!!! It's so fun to see how much as changed over the time people have been blogging!

Mis En Place said...

Congratulations! I really enjoying reading your posts--I've known Mrs. Klaes' class that you're a talented writer :)

Katie_B said...

Happy One Year! You were one of the first bloggers I connected with when I started blogging! Keep it up.


Nicole Buckingham said...

such a sweet post and a great dose of perspective. Happy 1 Year to ya.

following ya now from the gfc link up. I'd so love to have you join me for the ride at Local Sugar Hawaii . It'd be so sweet to journey with you in the days ahead...


Erin said...

What a beautiful family :) Just found you through the Blog Hop - so excited to follow you via GFC and read more!!




Ashleigh Day said...

Happy 1 year sweet girl :)

The Students Wife said...

love this. Its fun having a blog and celebrating and remembering all the small things :) you have a darling family


Lauren said...

Happy 1 year to Life After! Love this blog and the real-ness that pours out of it. You're an awesome blogger and I look forward to another year! Cheers! :)

ps. super cute picture of you guys!!

Megan B.B. said...

And your first ever comment-or must have ROCKED. ;-)
Happy Blog Anniversary! Bubba looks like your CLONE in that picture!