Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Love Letter to You

I started this blog one year ago today. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing but I felt like I had things to say. My goal was, and is, to share the real me.

Things get messy when human beings interact but so many people try sooooo hard to keep everything looking neat and tidy. I decided that I wouldn’t be afraid to expose my messy side. Sure, it makes me vulnerable but I’m a violet: delicate and pretty, sure…but hardy and resilient, too. I determined that I would be myself, say whatever I wanted to say, and take whatever feedback came with it. That feedback has, on the whole, been constructive and thoughtful.

This hasn’t been an easy year for me. Life has definitely thrown me some curve balls and because of that, I haven’t been as witty, clever, or interesting as I hoped to be. I have been honest, though, and sometimes that has been difficult but you have always been supportive.

I am honored that you read what I have to say and you keep coming back. In fact, you not only come back, you take the time to share your thoughts with me and I am always encouraged by your warmth, kindness, and candor. You give me perhaps the most honest, unbiased responses to my thoughts because you don’t have anything to gain or lose by being completely straight with me. That is invaluable and has provided me much food for thought.

I am looking forward to a second year of blogging – a year that will be happier, when I will share good news more often than bad, when I will find the silver linings and the rainbows and the unicorns frolicking in the… ok, maybe that’s going too far. So I’ll stop and just say thank you.

Thank you for your bloggy friendship.

I am grateful and I appreciate you.


  1. Love right back at ya, Violet! And happy blogiversary! May the next year be full of unicorns and sunshine, pink ponies and sparkley things;)

  2. Happy Blogiversary!!!!

    I wish you sunshine and rainbows in your 2nd year of blogging. ;-)

  3. Happy Anniversary! "May the best of your past be the worst of your future".

  4. Happy Blogiversary! The first year is the hardest. ;-)

    And we're all grateful for you, too.

  5. Congrats on your Blogiversary!

  6. I'm coming up on a big anniversary on Thanksgiving. It's amazing, is it not? this beautiful community? Glad you're here.

  7. Happy Anniversary! You know, I have no idea what I wanted to achieve (if anything) when I started blogging. I'm sure I probably had grand ideas of being the next Pioneer Woman, but I've realized that even better than that is that I've actually made FRIENDS. This whole blogging thing, this community where people support and encourage and get to know each other and build real relationships, is AMAZING. I wouldn't trade it for anything. So, yeah, I'm glad you blog. I'm glad I've gotten to know you. I'm really glad you let us peak into your life. It's been a lot of fun.

  8. I like a vulnerable Blogger!

    Peace and Love