One Year

Sure banner_mediumI have been blogging for one year. If you knew how resistant I was to the very idea of writing a blog, you would know what a long way I’ve come. Tom still teases me that I didn’t want to spend the $100 to start my blog on WordPress – I didn’t want to waste money on something I wasn’t sure I even wanted to do. Now, I couldn’t imagine not blogging. Sure as the World is a place – it is a community, a creative outlet and a virtual scrapbook of our days. Not bad for a Benjamin.

I have written before about how I choose what I write about in this space. At the time I wrote that post, I was new to blogging, both reading and writing. In the time since, I have come to see the need for a bit more transparency in my posts. I have a pretty long lag time between what happens during any given day and when I post about it here. I like the perspective such time allows. The vicissitudes of parenting and homeschooling are enormous sometimes. I don’t like the ’round and ’round in my own head, nor the ups and downs in my own home and certainly wouldn’t want to subject you to them. However I think this is all part of the ride, and therefore part of the conversation. I am trying to figure out how to share more of the bumps in the road; the posts Doubt and When in Doubt were a step in this direction. Thank you all for receiving those words with such kindness and empathy.

Before I move on to another year of blogging, I wanted to take a short stroll down memory lane with a brief retrospective. Here are my top 5 favorite posts from this past year. They are completely random and subjective.

  1. What’s in a name? This was my first post and I will not admit how long it took me to write it. I still love it.
  2. Farm Cred This is a day I always want to remember.
  3. Testing This was a true story and helps me keep true to what is important.
  4. What Waldorf Looks Like in My Home This was how I got involved in Waldorf Wednesday – such a wonderful sense of community there.
  5. #43 This post was like a party – so much fun to write and all the comments were fantastic.

I also have a new About page which is kinda fun – although those things are always slightly weird and very hard to write. Whatever – it’s up and I’m moving on. Happy Birthday Sure as the World! Looking forward to another year.

6 thoughts on “One Year

  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary of blogging! I love the genuine heart and soul of your blog! You deserve to be showered with awards but I can’t seem to cut and paste here.

    • Hey Cathy,
      I used to be a copy writer (BC) and have 2 English degrees (which are now proving to be worth something, LOL!), but I have not done any prolonged, personal writing before. I was never a journal writer at any point in my life, so, yes, it is still kind of shocking to me. I guess it’s good to shock yourself once in a while.
      Thanks for making this space so wonderful – I really feel a sense of community here.

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