Currently, it is 1:24am where I am here in Miami, Florida and I’m wide awake. Even though I’ve categorized this post as a coffee thought, I’m not drinking any coffee…If I was, I would really never get to sleep! (Perhaps I should try some tea). Anyway, I’ve spent the last 2-3 hours or so reading through many of your blogs. Words cannot express how much I love blogging and connecting with such amazing folks, but I hope this short post can convey just an ounce of my appreciation.
Blogging has impacted my life in such a positive way. My blog has allowed me to express myself creatively through my love of cooking/baking and photography. It’s given me something to be proud of. On the other hand, it’s also helped me on a much deeper level. For someone who struggles with social anxiety, blogging has allowed me to branch out and meet new people; which is something that doesn’t come easy for me in my everyday life. I am so grateful for being given this platform where I’ve befriended many wonderful people and have learned so much through the posts you share. It still astounds me when I take a glimpse at the list of countries where you all are reading from. It is simply amazing that in this day and age, people who are oceans away from one another are able to connect so easily. Truly a blessing.
When I first decided to take the dive into the blogging world, I was a bit hesitant. I wasn’t sure if I would actually reach anyone, or if what I had to say was interesting enough to share online. On top of that, I didn’t quite know what I was doing in terms of designing a website…if you’ve been around for a bit then you know my blog has endured many, many changes lol (Luckily now I’ve settled on a look that I’m content with and have received pretty good feedback on). But anyway, that’s besides the point. A year ago, I didn’t know what to expect but I really wanted to stick with it and see what would come of it. I quickly learned that no matter what I had to say or share, there was always someone who it would resonate with…and that makes me so, so happy. That has been the goal all along. No matter if I’m sharing a recipe, experience, or perhaps a post like this, I hope it resonates with someone, helps them in some way, or simply makes them smile.
Every now and then I just like to remind you of how much you are appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my site and read my posts. Thank you for sticking around through all of the tweaks and changes. Thank you for leaving comments that never fail to bring a smile to this girls face, and for sending emails that warm my heart. But ultimately, thank you for sharing your passions and bits & pieces of your life with me in return.
Cheers to such a great community!