One year ago today I did something I'd been toying with for a few years -- something I'd wanted to do, something I knew I needed to do, but for whatever reason, I wasn't ready to take the plunge. When I did finally decide to go for it, it took me no time at all to act. One year ago today, I launched my website. It's gone through a few changes in design and content, but I'm pretty happy with where it landed. I love adding to my blog and I cherish the connections I never would have made if I hadn't put myself out there. It's been a great experience and one I hope to continue for years to come.
Personally the last year has been on of ups and downs for me as well. I finally got the nerve to leave the office job I was unhappy in to pursue writing and teaching. While money has been tight, I have felt more fulfilled and happy than I have in years. I feel I have grown as both a writer and a teacher and have no regrets in that department. I finished the first draft of a novel I have been working on for almost 5 years and from the first chapter to the last, it is almost a record of how my writing has matured. This year I experienced an unexpected loss when my brother passed away. This only reaffirmed what is most important in life. It has certainly been a year of growth.
I had big plans to celebrate my first anniversary here by doing my first ever giveaway, but I am going to hold off on that for just a bit. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, happy writing!
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