Like I said in Monday’s post, around this time of year I get super mushy and reflective. And this year is no different. I’ve been reflecting on the year so far and all the happiness it’s brought me. The birth of EJ, our trip to Disneyland, our home renovation (although I’d consider that a stress point as well….post coming next week), just to name a few.
It was also a very stressful year for us. Adjusting to life with a newborn; a life with 2 kids. Juggling all of Little A’s activities while trying not to lose myself. And some other things that I’ve yet to share on here, but will. With all the changes happening and demands on my time, I’ve struggled to find a consistent posting schedule, time to work on side projects I have going, and I’ve struggled to just find time for me. Mom guilt is no joke y’all!
But even though I haven’t been totally consistent, you all continue to come back and read and comment and “like” and support A Touch of Grace. And for that I am so thankful. I never thought in a million years that at this point in my life I’d be a work at home mom, helping provide for my family through blogging! It’s been a wild few years, but I can’t imagine life without this space.
I’ve met some fabulous women through blogging. Some that I consider my closest friends. It’s amazing to me what kind of community you can build with people you’ve never met in person.
I can honestly say that blogging has changed my life. It’s had it’s highs and lows. There have been times that I’ve wanted to just throw in the towel and walk away. But this place is like an extension of my home. It’s where I come for “me” time. It’s a place that brings me so much joy. And I attribute a tremendous amount of that to you, my readers. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It means more than you will ever know.
I hope you all have a amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones tomorrow.
I can definitely relate to your feelings on blogging and sometimes just wanting to quit all together, but then see easily seeing the value in it when you think of the friendships you’ve made and how sometimes something as small as a comment can turn your entire day around. I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!
Thank YOU for continuing to write and share things with us! I always look forward to reading your posts, and I’m excited to see your home renovation! Also, what a gorgeous picture of you!!! Looking good, mama!
I’m so happy to have found your blog so long ago!! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
I am so glad blogging brought us together!
I better be one of those “closest friends” – Also, I can’t believe you created a human, have a bigger family, traveled and enjoyed plentiful wine. It may have been tough, but you have been a superstar through it all! Can’t wait to follow you and your family for another exciting year (that sounds so creepy, but it’s okay)!
Aww I am so grateful for our friendship, Tiffany! I wish I still posted more, but love that I can still read blogs and have you as a friend, regardless. P.S. I LOVE that photo of you! It may be my favorite!
I love how we have all become friends! And what a year you have had! You look fantastic btw and I cannot wait to see your renovation reveal next week!