On Thursday the blog turns three. Three?! Already?! How on earth have I been blogging that long? Just for kicks and giggles, let us take a look at how things have changed in my life in the last three years:
- When I started the blog I was in a rut, annoyed with my job, and recently dumped (on Valentine’s Day, I might add). Today there are still days I feel like I’m in a rut, but I’m in a job I genuinely enjoy and am not at all counting down the days until I turn in notice (as I was with the job I had when I started the blog). Oh, and I’m getting married. In about three months (there’s something about that number…).
- I pledged to post once a week. At one point I posted four times a week. I’m down to an average of two posts a week and I feel pretty confident about that.
- When I started the blog I could have cared less how many people read it, it was exactly the outlet I needed and charged my spiritual/prayer life like you wouldn’t believe. At one point I was so obsessed with the site stats that I forced myself to take a break. Today I’m not as interested in the stats, in sharing each post seven times a day, or following ‘best practice’ rules for growing my blog. If you like it, share it. If not, move on, I’ll keep writing.
- I published a book. I have dreams of updating it (and catching the typos I missed…) and vamping it up, but that will come in time. There’s also going to be the matter of changing my name on the cover pretty soon…
I’ve experienced heartbreak and joy in here, spiritual desolation, and spiritual growth. There are days I think about closing up my blogging shop, but those days are few and far between. Three years later I’m happy to sit here and write out another blog post, plan another series, and share life with you. I’ve ‘met’ so many wonderful people and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. So here we are, three years later, and whether you are still reading or just joined me on the journey, I’m glad your here, but we aren’t finished until we get to heaven. After all, the harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. Let’s keep going.