Happy anniversary to me! Today, the blog is three years old! Since February 27, 2014, I have had the joy of finding and presenting to you honeys at least one beautiful thing every single day. Who’s luckier than me?* It’s been a real privilege, and I have every intention of continuing ad infinitum.
*Yes, I know it should be “who is luckier than I am?” but that didn’t feel right.
I thought a look back at the early days was in order. Before most of you lovelies joined me, I did some posts of which I’m quite proud. Back when my followers totaled fewer than 200, very few eyes were clapped on some of my favorite things, so I’m dusting off a few faves for your entertainment (and mine).
Back before I had my blogging method and schedule figured out, sometimes, the blog snuck up on me. The resulting posts gave an intimate glimpse into what was motivating me in those early days… (guilt, mostly)
I did a fair amount of stream-of-consciousness self-reflection in those early posts, too.
And I always had a lot of fun finding new and interesting things to lay at the feet of my earliest readers. I was pretty successful, if I do say so myself!
Every Wednesday, there was music…
Sometimes, Beloved and I went on adventures, and the blog came along for the ride.
And, being me, I couldn’t resist irreverent, funny stuff, either!
I even found the courage to write a few things straight from the heart, something I don’t do often enough in this space.
Looking back at some of my old posts, I realize something. While I have certainly honed my brand, while the blog has matured, and the content and the layout have improved, I think I might have lost something along the way. It was a little more rough-and-tumble, a little more personal when I first got started. I’m going to endeavor to bring back some of those rough edges.
It has been a lovely ride, and I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. You keep coming back, and I’ll keep trying to make my little patch of the internet a good place to be!
Manhattan apartment update: Today, we went to Ikea and ONLY BOUGHT WHAT WE WENT FOR. Then we went to Fairway and ONLY BOUGHT WHAT WAS ON THE LIST. Neither of those things have ever happened before. This tiny-living situation is clearly good for us!