If I were to list everything in my life that I’m thankful for, I’d almost certainly exceed my server limit and put you all to sleep in the process. Seriously, though, for every moment that I’m stressed about our finances or unsure about the future, there are so many more where I feel so grateful for the love and support around me.
It’s a funny thing, writing a blog- when you start, the only people who read it are your friends and family. For many bloggers, it stops there. Not everybody seeks a larger audience or has any desire for their blog to appeal to strangers. That’s how my blog started, but that’s certainly not how it stayed.
Total #firstworldproblem up in here, but blogging takes a lot of time.There have been times where I just want to press “pause” and get those 20-30 hours of my week back. But I don’t press pause. I started writing my blog just for me, but it’s changed over the past year. I’ve received some notes- e-mails, tweets, comments, coffee date invitations- from readers who I’ve never met before, readers who are taking time out of their day to say that they appreciate my blog and love seeing new posts pop up.
Those notes may take mere seconds to write, but the impact that they have is huge. It’s easy to feel like I’m talking to a void at times, like when a post isn’t engaging enough for readers to comment or a day with only a few visitors. But those notes remind me that somebody is out there reading. If my blog can brighten someone’s day, even for a moment, that’s enough to keep me going.
So, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, whether you know me or not, whether it’s your first time here or you’ve been reading since day one. It truly means the world to me, and I appreciate you. Happy Thanksgiving, and may you be surrounded by love, today and every day.