Two years ago I started this blog on a whim after some advice from one of my professors. At the time I was working on my B.A. in communication studies/public relations, and my professor was trying to tell us how important it is for PR practitioners to understand social media. Of course, at the time I thought I already knew how to handle social media. After all, I had a Facebook page and a Twitter account, how hard could it possibly be to start and maintain a blog? Two years later I look back at my young naive self and laugh.
Tuesday will mark my second year in this space, sharing my life, advice, wacky tales and adventures and I've been spending the last few day remembering some of my "finer" moments here. Like the one time my daughter decided to show off her artistic side with a permanent marker, and the time I found some hilarious pictures that Mr. A took without my knowledge. Or the one time I overheard a man try to help a seemingly pregnant woman, who as it turned out, wasn't pregnant. It hasn't been all fun and games though. There was backlash I received for writing about Trayvon Martin. And the tears I spilled opening up about how September 11th changed my life.
In the past two years, my blog has grown more than I could have ever anticipated. My greatest surprise was the day my post about science projects for children went viral on pinterest. Then there was the time I was actually able to impart some blogger wisdom about this cool new site for bloggers to advertise on.
And then, one of my absolute favorite moments here in the past two years--the time I went to Bloggy Boot Camp . The bloggers I met quickly became my friends, allies and sisters and I even got to meet one of my longtime idols.
So thank you for an amazing two years of friendship, encouragement and laughter. You guys have been amazing. Here's to two years here and many more to come. By the way, be sure to come by all next week for some great prizes from some really awesome companies. Trust me, it will be worth it ;)