I've been writing this blog for five years as of yesterday. That's 1/3 of the time I've known Carter Shuffler and I've known him basically forever.
It's funny and telling that when I reflected on five years, my first thought was to think in Carter terms. I think it's an indicator of how I rank this blog. Carter, Ana Claire (& baby lumpkin), my blog. My family. What I love. What I enjoy. My life.
This blog is not a job. I'm not sure I would even call it a hobby. It's just my blog. It's where I document my thoughts. It's where I share bits and pieces of what I like with my friends. I think most blogs evolve and turn into other things but I'm pretty happy with my status quo. When I started this blog, it was an outlet for chit chat and to document goings-on at my house...and I think it's still just that. Which is probably why I still love writing it.
I'm very thankful that I write this blog. I'm proud of it. I'm proud of my commitment. I'm proud that it's a happy place. Nothing heavy. No sirreee. Just pretty things in pretty places with pretty ideas for us to make things more pretty. Because I think your atmosphere influences your person...but that is starting to sound heavy.
Thank YOU. Every time September 28 rolls around, I get very warm and fuzzy when I reflect on the fact that you read my words. You might be new. You might remember my first post. Either way, you spend time with me and for that I am grateful. Because blogging is an exercise in sharing so connecting with you on the other end closes the circle for me. So, thank you.
Though I'm not throwing down with a party as I alluded to last year, I'm still throwing down in my heart. It's full with so many things inclusive of this blog.
Year six will see me as a mother of two (yikes!) and we'll see what else...I can't wait to find out.