Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hip Hip Hooray!

It's my blog's birthday!

^I had a little party with myself last night to celebrate

It's funny how much can change in a short period of time. 12 months isn't really that long in the scheme of things but that time, between one year and the next, can alter the course of our lives.

We can fall in love, fall out of love, we can bring children into the world, we can find a new career path, we can make friends, we can travel, we can find ourselves and we can start a blog.

Just over 12 months ago, I was lost and alone and in need of help. I was in a dark place that is hard to put into words. I lost control over my life and my emotions and I didn't know what I wanted to do or where I needed to be. 

One thing I did have control over however was this space right here. I could control what I wrote about, what photos I took and who I wanted to follow. This space was me, just me. All the comings and goings of life didn't matter anymore when I was here. It was this and nothing else.

It saved me to say the least.

Now, 12months later I am still recovering but I am better and more hopeful than ever. I have some direction and while it's not a lot, it's still something and I am okay with that.

I don't know how to express my gratitude to this space of mine but even more so I don't know how to express my thanks to all of you, my readers. I don't believe you exist and keep coming back. You have been so lovely to me and your comments and emails just radiate warmth and love and I am forever encouraged by all of them. Thank you for being my friend and giving me the support I didn't realise I needed.

As for me, well I am not going anywhere for a while. Here I will remain...and I hope that is okay with you!

For a walk down memory lane, here are some of my favourite personal posts over the last 365 days, as well as this, my first post*. I started with love and that is how I shall continue.


*It turns out hair can change a lot in a year too. Sometimes I miss that messy mop of hair of his.

19 comments:

  1. you are lovely! congrats on your blog birthday! here's to many more! xx

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  2. Happy Birthday to your blog! and I hope it has many many more to come! xx

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  3. i went and read all of them haha. i love it! happy birthday sams blog! i think i speak for all of us when i say, we adore you! ;)

    xoxo

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  4. Happy Birthday to your lovely blog! =) Thanks for the inspirations and I wish you all the best! =D

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  5. Aw, yay! Happy Blogiversary to you! I love celebrating the little things and blogging is one of those things that you have to celebrate as a blogger. I don't really have a real/set birthday for my blog, but I'm planning to celebrate the birth of my current blog name! :) Here's to another great year of blogging, Samantha!

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  6. Hahah, happy blog birthday!! I also had this sort of like depression about a year ago, but somehow I just managed to hang in there and eventually started to see some light and clarity in my life. Just hang in there and try to do things that make you happy :)

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    1. <3 thank you. I pray you can hang in there and find the strength in your days. We are fighters!

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  7. Yay! Happy blog birthday :) And to many many more

    Juli
    http://juliwilliams.com

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  8. Congrats girl! I nominated you for the Libester Award! Info is on my post today! :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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  9. awww happy birthday to your little blog! So glad I stumbled upon it... newest follower!!!

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  10. yay!!!! happy first blogiversary :) soo happy to have you met you over the blogosphere and so excited for what this next year has in store for you :)

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  11. I just did a one year blogiversary post on my blog too! It is crazy how quickly a year can pass....kinda freaks me out a little! Congrats on one year though!
    xx,
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

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  12. oh, congratulations. happy anniversary :)

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  13. Sam, this was so nicely written. Although I was already aware that a lot can happen within a year (I've witnessed it myself, in fact, I am one of those people who fell out of love within a year, and fell in love again. It's crazy how life can change so suddenly, and a little scary at that) you really did open my eyes to how things can change.

    I can't believe it has been a year, and I can't wait to check out those links you listed above, and take a trip down memory lane with you, even though I haven't known your blog for nearly a year!

    Congratulations on the 1 year! :)

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    1. Oh Jes, it is crazy isn't it. I am so happy you have found love and you are holding it close. Never let it go - it's such a beautiful thing x

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  14. happy blog birthday! i'm so glad i found this lovely spot of yours.

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  15. Happy blog birthday! I'm so happy you commented on my blog and led me to yours, I have a lot of catching up to do with your journey! x

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  16. I was just thinking recently how much life can change in a year's time. My mind was just spinning from all that I have gone through since last year. It is amazingly crazy. Happy blog birthday to you, miss!

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