Last week wordpress sent me a “trophy”. I like that even blogging is extrensically motivated in that you get trophies on occasions. I didn’t know what I had done this time…(HA) but wordpress informed me August 6th is my blogging anniversary! Funny enough, LOLZ is no longer a baby or even a toddler. BabyLOLZ sounds so precious though…
I always remember that I started blogging in early August but can never remember the exact date. I think every year it informs me and every year I say I’ll remember. (Can you tell I need a planner to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and life events? Blogging is just blogging…so I don’t feel guilty for forgetting every year…
It just so happens that I also hit my 1000 #coffeeaday streak on Instagram a few days ago. I decided to stop while I’m ahead and keep my 1000 day streak at that…1000. It’s been a few days since I’ve taken a coffee picture and I’m at peace with it. Nothing goes on forever….does this mean I’ve stopped having coffee? No, of course not. I will still post photos here and there but I probably will never begin a streak again. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to stop.
So with that, Happy Fourth Birthday LOLZ!
I could write multiple posts reflecting on everything I’ve learned, accomplished, failed and done in the last four years but that would literally be four years worth so I’ll keep it short.
In summary here are the last four years:
Year 1: I was in college studying both math and education. I began running. I was still swimming but I decided to run and swim in college. I had a great year.
Year 2: I quit swimming and changed to a public health major with a math minor. I had my first major running injury (21st birthday stress fracture!) I ended relationships (both friends and a long term boyfriend) and grew as a person. I began my senior year rejuvenated. Senior year was the most free I felt during college (except for the beginning of freshman year). I had a great year. Oh and I graduated college!
Year 3: I moved and worked at SUNY Oswego. I made great friends, learned what real life was all about. I ran a lot. I had what I consider my first breakout race (Nike Women’s Half). I became extremely close with both Heather and Laura. I learned about true adulthood and real life responsibilities. I learned that I really enjoyed not being in college. I maintained a long distance relationship with Tim. Then I moved back home to VA one last time for the summer.
Year 4: I was invited to run for Oiselle. I moved in with Tim in Texas. I lived in Texas for 6 weeks and then moved to New Jersey. I raised 2000+ dollars for Ophelia’s Place and Eating Disorder Awareness and won that half marathon. I ran my first marathon and began working at a local running store. I got engaged. I developed a love for diners. Oh and I PR’ed again at the April Fools Half marathon! For the first time, I could say I was liberated, happy and truly enjoyed the path my life is taking.
Year 5: As Natasha Bedingfield says…the rest is just unwritten. I hope to run another marathon, have solid races and get married. I hope to continue loving my life and embracing the good, the bad and everywhere in between. I hope I’ll be posting a year five blog post next year. I appreciate everyone taking time to share the journey with me.
Questions for you:
How long have you been blogging?
What has been the most life changing event of your life so far?