I started this blog eight years ago today. I had recently moved back from the UK and was so “homesick” for there that it physically hurt. I was working for my best college friend’s family firm, and his father would yell at me: You! With the dark hair!” and then a pencil would come whizzing my way, with me instead of the dart board. I was living in my parents empty house until I found a place to live and I’d just adopted Connor, the amazing Houdini dog. (Yes, that is Connor with his snout in my boot on our mudroom floor!)
I needed something stable in my life, and something to focus on, other than everything that was swirling around me. I had found Style Court and the Peak of Chic. From there I discovered other blogs, and decided to put some structure in my day by writing a blog. I had been writing for years, but it was mostly fundraising pieces, grant applications and public relations articles. Writing every day would keep me in practice until I returned to fundraising. Writing the blog would also give me a chance to hone my photography skills.
Now, eight years and 1,993 posts later, I am embarking on a new year of blogging. I can’t wait to see what adventures I have, what fun people I will meet, what beautiful things I will see and which readers I will get to visit with in person!
Thank you so much for reading along these past seven years and for all of your insightful, funny and sweet comments. I appreciate it more than you will ever know! I hope that you will come along for more of the adventure!