I went through my old posts today having moments of reflection. All the way back to my first draft and published post on May 4, 2011. I still can’t believe it has been Five Years! I laughed at how far I have come as a blogger, writer, and a “photographer”. *whew* cell phone picture quality has come a looooooong way! Lol! And thank God for Nikon and the Samsung Note 5! You wanna know what else? I wouldn’t change a thing about my content or pics for the world. It’s a great reminder of how far I’ve come. I absolutely love sharing my journey, recipes, all things running and whatever else I can think of on this awesome space.
I didn’t have any elaborate plans for today…I just really wanted to celebrate the NOW! You may not see what goes on behind the scenes, but just know that a lot of hard work and effort goes into this thing. Ahhh…and the fruits! So many amazing things have transpired over the past few weeks and my heart is so full!
Can someone please come pick me up off the “flo” (translation = floor)!? Like…right now!
On the Eve of my Blogiversary, I found out that a story I am featured in was live on AL.com! You can read the story here. I had no idea my Marathon Maniac running, loving self would reach so many people! *cue* Hillsong’s “This Is Living Now”! I know this is only the beginning and I’m looking forward to this amazing ride!
You may have also heard about my feature in the May/June issue of Weight Watchers magazine! A national magazine, y’all! It’s crazy! But a good…great crazy! You can read about it here. And make sure you pick up a copy while it’s still on newsstands! Be inspired!
I really don’t know what to say…but THANK YOU! I promise I plan to celebrate this amazing milestone in due time, but I just want to say thank you to everyone: my readers, my HB, family, Run Fam, my Janes (of See Jane Write), Birmingham Bloggers…and every single person who has supported me and my blog over the past five years. Whether you are new to my blog or if you’ve been around since the beginning when I was blogging about vintage “fashion” finds and thrifting and natural hair…I appreciate you! Yes y’all…I was a “fashion” blogger with Outfit of the Day (OOTD) posts and all! Don’t believe me…check out this post! I’m sure some of my fashion Janes are too tickled right now! LOL!
I’ll be celebrating for the rest of 2016, so stay tuned. I have exciting things in the works! Where I am right now? This is the best 5-Year Blogiversary gift ever! I’m just going to enjoy this moment right here.
Never give up on your dreams! Matter of fact…Dream BIG!
Thank you…and I love you all!!!