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.
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.
- Waiting for a Train
- Down in the River
- 3 years <3
- Merry and Bright
- The ocean
- Old Pride
- Mountain Dreams
- Made me Smile
- Saturday Bliss
*It turns out hair can change a lot in a year too. Sometimes I miss that messy mop of hair of his.