This will be short, as I am boarding the plane in less than an hour and I want to eat before I board, but I wanted to post something to today.
I started this blog in 2008, right after I moved back to Iowa from South Carolina, right after I left a job that I absolutely was head over heels for, but could not stomach being so far away from home for anymore.
Because of this blog, I have met so many people that have helped me through so many transitions in my twenties and I could not be more grateful for their friendship.
Growing up I kept a journal off and on, but I was completely oblivious to the online blogging world until I got back from this adventure living in the South. Sometimes I think about how wonderful it would have been to have a blog during that time in my life, because I literally knew NOBODY when I moved there and at times, it was very hard.
I did not really start meeting bloggers until 2011 when I met Lisa at a Jodi Picoult book signing in Minneapolis. Although, the first blogger I truly met was in 2009 when I met Lesli (also for a JP signing), but for a long time I did not meet another blogger in person. Lesli is still the first blogger I met IRL, and our friendship blows me away, because I think of her as a big sister and she is one of the first people I go to when I need someone to calm down and give good life advice. Since meeting Lisa in 2011, I have met so many others (lots local!) and I just love it!
The opportunities that I would not have had otherwise leave me feeling so grateful and they are such a testament to the wonderful blogging community. I am extremely protective of this community, and for those that do not understand it... I have no words.
As I leave DC, after seeing Becky for the second time in my life, after she graciously opened up her home to me and showed me around her
I am so grateful and know that I am blessed.