It’s My First Blogiversary!

August 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm 8 comments

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

A year ago today I wrote my first blog post!  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that this blog began as a chronicle of my life as a pilot’s wife and what is was like to go through my husband being furloughed, which was probably the hardest thing we’ve gone through together so far in our relationship and marriage.  It was also just a low point for me in my life and for a while I felt really angry that life had dealt us a crappy hand.  I was feeling like we were stuck “in a holding pattern” and unable to realize our dreams to travel, start a family, or just move forward with our lives because of instability with my hubby’s job.  A year later, my husband is still furloughed, but at least is flying airplanes again.  I feel very different than I did a year ago about the situation.  I basically decided to make lemonade out of lemons and started setting and accomplishing other goals, like running my half marathon and meeting new people.  The blog has hopefully become more inspirational and upbeat by channeling my frustration into something positive.  While I would love for my husband’s career to be in a better place (it’s still pretty crappy), I no longer feel like I’m sitting around angry waiting for things to improve.  I’m taking advantage of the “holding pattern” time by cultivating strong friendships, trying new things, having a really active social life, and loving the life I have right now.  I feel like my physical and mental states have both become a lot happier and healthier in the last year.

For fun, here are some of my favorite blog posts from this past year:
Halloween 
Holiday Play List
Things to do in Charlotte
Christmas Festivities 
My thoughts on Vegetarian Food/Cooking
Highlights of 2009
First Post about Clyde!
I Survived the Blizzard of 2010
My Take on Regional Pilots
Best Guacamole Recipe
Hilton Head Wine Fest
Clyde Pictures
Beginning of Half Marathon Training
Run Like a Girl 8K Trail Run
My Birthday
Ballantyne 10K recap
4th Wedding Anniversary (wedding pictures)
Blog Identity Crisis
Blog Identity Crisis Part II
13.1!  Half Marathon Recap
First Blogger Meet-up, and REALLY good hummus 
Second Blogger Meet-up
Hilton Head Family Time
BLUEBERRY PIE
Kelly’s Wedding
It was fun looking back.  I really didn’t post a lot of pictures in the beginning, which is kind of sad.  I love pictures on posts and now I’m pretty conscious of trying to put pictures in to tell my stories, as I think they add a lot of visual interest.  
It’s been a great year, and I think it’s funny that I also just went to my first blogger convention (The Healthy Living Summit) right at the one year mark!   
I love blogging for the creative outlet it gives me and the people I’ve met through it.  Cheers to the start of my second year!
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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jen  |  August 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Yay, congrats on one year!

    Reply
  • 2. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking  |  August 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Brittany!

    Reply
  • 3. Jen  |  August 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Way to go on one year of blogging. It’s fun to see how your blog has changed since you started it a year ago. Here’s to many more awesome blog posts! 🙂

    Reply
  • 4. Kristina @ spabettie  |  August 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    happy blogiversary !! 🙂 I’m happy to have found you and perhaps we’ll meet at next year’s HLS or some kind of doxie conference 🙂

    Reply
  • 5. Pam  |  August 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Hey Congrats and many more! Enjoy!

    Reply
  • 6. The Friendly Skies  |  August 19, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Congrats on the one year mark!!! I’m glad that blogging can have such a positive outcome for so many of us! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what the next year will bring you.

    Reply
  • 7. Becky  |  August 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Congrats on your blogiversary! Keep writing!

    Reply
  • 8. sweettaterblog.com  |  August 22, 2010 at 4:41 am

    i’ve been on a total blog-reading hiatus and missed your anniversary! i’m sorry!

    congratulations! here’s to many more… 🙂

    Reply

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