Tomorrow is one whole year!
Seeing as it will be a Monday,
I really won’t have time to write
so I thought I best do it now.
Wish you were all here with me.
There would be cupcakes for everybody.
I have always heard the term
“what a difference a year makes”
but never put much thought into it
I went back to re-read
where I began with this whole thing,
and as I skimmed through
I did notice my method of writing
has actually improved some.
Got real fancy once I learned how to add pictures.
(of course this isn’t even close to representing me with those long legs)
but it’s the one I liked the most.
To think that losing my job after 21 years
and wondering what in the world
could be around the next corner
would be me sitting down at a computer
telling my stories.
With being so consumed all those years working
and too exhausted to even care
at the end of every day
about doing any of this
no one could have convinced me otherwise
that this is where I was destined to be.
I will admit,
I was totally insecure
about what or how this would all go.
Really thought I would just be lucky
if my family and a few close and loyal friends
would take a peek
every so often
just to make me feel good.
As it has all turned out,
it went so much further than I had ever dreamed of.
Not only family and friends
have shown me such amazing support,
but along the way,
my fellow bloggers that I have formed
somewhat of a kinship with,
manage to jump aboard
and support all that I keep trying to do.
Even more astounding
are those I have never even met
from all over the world
who have actually
sat down to read what I had to say.
Who knew someone in Sri Lanka
or Cambodia for that matter,
would even be interested
in what goes on
when it comes to
this little Canadian girl
and her crazy thoughts or ideas.
I will tell you
that I have had my
“OMG, I have nothing to say” moments
and did have some sleepless nights
more than a few times
being very worried
that it was all over and done with so soon.
that I was letting down
all those who have stood beside me
and encouraged me
throughout this little adventure
and how they had waited so patiently
for my creative juices to explode
or at least trickle a little bit.
The good news however,
is that those who did stand by me,
were the reason I managed to calm my
over-thinking blogger brain down
and finally realize that the stories would eventually
come to me when I needed them to.
Those of you who know me,
are aware that I make it part of my day
to encourage and enlighten others,
and that I am not really good
at shining the light on myself,
but today I think I will smile a silly grin.
What I never thought would be possible
is now something that makes me
proud as a peacock.
(time to insert a picture)
All kidding aside,
I am gainfully employed again
but dedicated to making sure
it doesn’t interfere with the stories I need share.
This little dream of mine
would never have flown without all of you.
Each of you in your own special ways,
have made me believe that what I do
is meaningful and most definitely worth it.
So share with me my special day
(actually OUR special day)
and God willing,
Here’s to another great year!
Much love to you all!
Make it a great day everybody!
~Thank You and God bless~