As of today, I have been blogging for a whole year. 365 days. Twelve months. A dozen menstrual cycles, phases of the moon, psychotic breaks with reality. Ok, so there were actually a baker’s dozen psychotic episodes…mmm, baked goods…
This blogyear has probably been one of the best years of my life, and I owe it all to blogging. Didn’t you know that typing meaningless stories and feelings and bodily fluids bring great things? I think Oprah said that one time.
I’d like to recap all the amazing things that have happened and were made legitimate by the fact that I wrote about them and then broadcasted them for hoards of perfect strangers to like and comment on:
Brian earned his master’s degree and I ceased to be the suffering partner of a grad student!
I blogged publicly about having cancer that one time, and I celebrated being cancer-free for 9 fucktastic years! Plus, I get all the joke-rights to having only one ladyball. Half the ball, twice the crazy.
I learned how to shoot a gun and no one got hurt except Ben Affleck’s left ear.
I passed two (count em: one and two) Marriage and Family Therapist licensing exams after having
studied for them procrastinated by reading other people’s blogs. Surprisingly, some very important people in the state of California think I can actually help people. My goal is to prove them right.
I hadn’t even taken a deep breath or a post-licensing-exam-nap before I GOT ENGAGED THIS YEAR to the boyman of my dreams!!!
As if I hadn’t had enough joy this year, I also got a promotion at work managing our therapy department. So many amazing changes, that I summoned the Trololo Guy to help me celebrate.
In July, Brian and I took an awesome Pre-weddingmoon trip to Puerto Rico and returned barely alive. But that’s ok, because what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger and more equipped to survive The End Times.
For the remainder of the blogyear, I’ve basically been planning a wedding, blogging about planning a wedding, and eating potato chips.
Not a bad year if I do say so myself.
I’ve found two main benefits to blogging during this past year. One of them is getting to meet and read about so many interesting, eloquent, and funny people out there! If I have ever liked or commented on your blog, then I include you in the above description. And if you have ever read, liked, commented, followed, or given me an award on my blog – thank you. Thank you for trading jokes, thank you for your encouragement, thank you for the community – because that’s what I was looking for when I started this whole thing.
The second benefit is that I’ve been able to discover who I am as a writer and who I might like to become as a writer. This blog is basically one big experiment and I basically feel like I’ve been winging it this whole time, but when I look back on my posts I am sometimes surprised to find myself thinking that I actually churned out some stuff that I am proud of. Who knew that I am funny?! Who knew that I have shit to say that people might actually care about?! Who knew that I had so much to say about zombies?!
Don’t worry- I’m not even close to being done blogging about zombies.
Here’s to another year that’s simply blogtastic!