Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Ten years ago today I had a really bad day. I was in the midst of a string of weeks of bad days. I had finished grad school and had taken a really lame job as a receptionist while I waited for work opportunities. I worked with some lovely people, but the fact was that I was not working in a job that fulfilled me on any level. I felt stuck and sad. I would cry on my drive to work. I was just straight up depressed. The things that my heart wanted seemed impossible.

Eric suggested that I start a blog. Something proactive to do with my time. Something that focused on the positive. So I started. Ten years ago today I wrote my first blog post. With that first post I set about a deep change in how I looked at life. I started looking for the positive.  

Since then it would seem that everything has changed. We have moved, changed jobs, had children, bought a home, and found fulfilling work. Eric and I both work in the arts. We are able to have and help animals. Our children are healthy and happy. Life is good. Even on the hardest days I can say that I have so much to be thankful for. 

However, I now see that life was just as sweet then, but I didn’t have the tools to focus my energy in a positive way. Through this daily blog I have been able to make friends, stay connected to family and friends, and focus on finding the good in daily life. 

Thanks for reading.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That's incredible! I've been following your lovely, little blog for many years. But not a decade! I love to read about the little developments in your lives. The girls are so precious and fun to see pictures of, as we never had children of our own. Thanks for sharing!

Anne from Fort Collins

affectioknit said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY little things are big!...I'm so glad we met in the blogosphere and in real life too...

~Have a lovely day!

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