I have given my blog a new home here on WordPress. It had been needing an upgrade for some time now and I finally think it’s getting close to what I always wanted it to be. I am once again excited about my blog; I can feel my inspiration returning and my writer’s block lifting.
It’s hard to believe I have kept this blog going for two whole years! It’s hard to believe I actually choose to write, about anything, and find it fun.
I always hated writing. I couldn’t stand it. The first time I had to write a paper in college, I cried. I just couldn’t figure out how to come up with enough to say about a topic to fill 2-3 whole pages. I slowly got better at writing, but I was too self conscious to let anyone read anything I wrote. It was bad enough knowing that the teacher had to read it, I didn’t want anybody else looking at my words! Eventually I got over my fear of writting and by the time I graduated I could write a ten page lab report in a few short hours and not care who read it.
That day I cried over writing a paper, I would have never believed that a few years later I would be writing a little bit every day, and then posting it for the whole world to see.. Times sure have changed.
I have really enjoyed blogging these past two years. I finally found a form of journaling I actually keep up with, and I feel like the photos I take finally have a purpose now, instead of just taking up space on my hard drive and getting forgotten. It’s so much fun to go back and look through all my old posts!
I also love all the lovely people I have met through blogging, and learning about what life is like all over the world. It has made me want to travel so badly and see all the beautiful places from around the world that I have read about over the last two years.
I thought it would be fun to go back and choose some favorite posts. Here they are!
Here’s to many more years of blogging!
One year ago today I wrote my first blog post. I’m not exactly sure what prompted me to start a blog, but it sort of went along with starting my Etsy shop which also turned one yesterday.
So I guess it all started with some bonsai stamps Steven found on a package at work. He knew I liked stamps and bonsais so he brought them home to me and I had them for months but couldn’t decide what to do with them. Then one day last November I remembered how much I had always wanted to put stuff into resin. I had bought some resin years earlier and did a few things with it, but then got busy with school and hadn’t thought about it very much since then. I realized the perfect idea would be to put the little bonsai stamps into resin! But then what?? That’s when I had the idea to turn them into necklaces and give them as Christmas gifts to my mom and sister. I was so excited that I just went for it and didn’t do a whole lot of research or practice which resulted in me ruining my cute little stamps. 🙁 But that led me to ebay where I found more of the same little bonsai stamps plus loads of different stamps from all around the world. Then, finally I got the idea to start making resin stamp necklaces and magnets to sell on Etsy. I have sold 12 things from my shop so far! It’s so neat to think about my necklaces or magnets, hanging out in somebodies home, far away.
Back in my days on Flickr I followed a few bloggers and it always seemed like it would be fun to have one, but once again, school always zapped my time. Now that I was nearly rid of school I guess it seemed like a good time to give it a try! I figured that I would just be writing to no one; there are so many blogs out there that I couldn’t imagine anyone ever finding mine. I was never even sure what I wanted to write about, I just started sharing whatever I thought was interesting, or what I was up to lately, and to my surprise I got a few followers in my first month. Now I am up to 38 followers and nearly 10,000 views after one year! I can hardly believe it! I have met so many interesting people through blogging over this past year, I love learning how life is like for people in different states and countries. This has been an awesome first year and I can’t wait to see what this next year holds!