Things have been hectic around here with work (I have some fun new projects that I'll be able to share with you in the spring), but I didn't want to let the unofficial birthday of this blog slip by without notice. I even chose a little birthday cake (above) from forty-sixth at grace.
A year ago today, after privately blogging for a time, I changed the settings on my blog to "Public." Just like that, I was out there. It was a little disconcerting at first. Blogging is like standing on your front lawn in your underwear (albeit nice underwear), not sure if you want your neighbors to stop and ogle or just keep driving. But a year later, I can say that I'm so happy to be here. I've found a creative outlet I didn't realize I needed, connected with some wonderful people, and learned a lot about myself. It's been better than I could have imagined.
Thank you for reading, for commenting, for taking a few minutes to wander in my backyard. It still amazes me to realize that people stop by, that my little corner of the universe is expanding. I appreciate it. It's been a true gift, and I hope this is just the first year of many.