I sat down to blog about Project Life and looked at the post number and realized that this is my 1,000th blog post!
1,000 times I've sat at my computer to share something with you whether it be about our everyday life, a recipe, a great find, travels, family, devotionals, etc.
1,000 times I've attempted to form cohesive thoughts to share with you
1,000 times I've hoped that what I've written would bless someone or at least brighten someones day
1,000 times I've shared photos and things that interest me
I began this blog in the Fall of 2006 as I was entering into a long journey of waiting for a heart transplant. That's why I began this blog...to stay connected with people who cared about me. It has turned into so much more than that. I'm naturally a sharer, I like sharing ideas and thoughts with people, I'm a you get what you see kind of girl. I'm not an extrovert and if you saw me in a crowded room I'd likely be talking to one or two people who I felt most connected with. If I didn't feel connected to anyone I'd be content to stand to the side and just watch people. I love watching people...maybe that's where Karsten gets it from! I can talk for hours with my dearest friends and family members, but I'm not the girl who walks up to a complete stranger and talks their ear off.
However, I find therapy in writing and sharing my life in this way. It's kind of funny when I'm out with someone I don't know well, but they read my blog...so they know me pretty well. My writing has been a conversation starter and I believe that one a few occasions it's encouraged others...that's why I do it. In many ways this blog is my platform to share what God is doing in my life. Of course, it ebbs and flows and sometimes all you seem to get are Project Life posts, Karsten photos, and recipes....but all of that goes with my temperment. Sometimes I'm talkative and sometimes I'm quiet--analyzing life, connecting dots, taking it all in, and figuring things out.
I don't see this blog every becoming a blog that has hundreds of thousands of readers because I don't have a niche...it's not a food blog, or a fashion blog, or a photography blog, or an organizing blog, or a parenting blog. It's just a compilation of all the little things that make up my life. I named this blog "Seriously, this is my life" back when I watched Grey's Anatomy and they used the word Seriously all.the.time. So, Kelly and I, being the silly girls that we are, began using the word Seriously all. the. time! And this title still fits today. Seriously, this blog is a glimpse of my life. Sometimes life is exasperating! Sometimes life is full of questions! Sometimes life is, well, serious! Sometimes life is just so funny you can't help but say, seriously?! And sometimes life is just so seriously ordinary.
So, whether you've read all 1,000 posts I've written or this is the first post you've ever read...I say thank you! Thank you for finding my life interesting and maybe even inspiring at times.
As a thank you for stopping by and visiting my little piece of the world wide web today, I wanted to host a giveaway. This giveaway isn't something you can buy, well not yet. (I'm strongly considering opening an etsy store) I want to create a canvas for one of my readers. You can tell me if you want a Scripture or a quote and what colors you prefer and I'll make it for you. Here are some samples of canvases I've made.
To enter: Leave a comment in the comments section on this blog post. I'd love to know what your favorite thing about my blog is? Recipes, devotions, photos, glimpses of everyday life, Karsten (let's be honest...he's stinkin cute!), etc? What would you like to see more of? If you want to be entered twice, and you have a blog, put a link on your blog to my blog and let me know. You can also click the facebook "like" button at the bottom for an extra entry. The same goes for pinning it and twittering it.
So there are 4 ways you can enter to win:
1. put a link on your blog
2. "like" it on facebook
3. "twitter" it
4. "pin" it
Just let me know which ways you've entered :)
Entries will be accepted until next Tuesday night 7/17 @ midnight