it’s blogiversary time!

Yesterday was a sweet little day. It was my blog 1-year anniversary. 🙂 I cannot believe how fast the time has gone.

I remember sitting outside at brunch with a couple of friends and timidly announcing, “I think I’m going to start a blog.” I explained how I wanted a place to showcase my expertise, come up with workouts, have conversations about hot topics in the industry, share some healthy recipes, etc. Talking it all out helped give me direction. I got home, stewed over it some more, and the next day I signed up for a site on WordPress.

This was then followed by hours upon hours of setting up and writing…and grunting with frustration. Aside from knowing nothing about techy computer stuff, my writing was a bit dusty to start out. I now really love blogging for that sole purpose–a way to use my creative side, an area of myself that hadn’t been used in years. Kind of liberating.

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It’s been a year of learning–reading endless articles and other blogs, Googling everything, figuring out how to build and maintain a website, switching over to self-hosting which was a HUGE hurdle for me, figuring out how to use a camera phone to get the best workout shots (still trying to perfect that one…), and basically just throwing myself out there into the Internet world. I was nervous to expose myself and open my work up to criticism, so in the beginning I was really guarded. I’ve slowly started coming out of my shell and believe me, this is just the beginning.

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THANK YOU to everyone for sticking along with me and joining in on the conversation. I always have a little smile when I see a new comment from one of you! And as usual, if you ever need to know or ask something, reach out to me. I’m listening!

All this week at the end of my posts I’m going to have a different throwback post. Today’s is one of my early favorites: Epic Kale!

As a blogiversary surprise and a sneak preview for tomorrow, I’ll be having my VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!! Stay tuned!