Happy Saturday, everyone!
November marks one year of blogging for me. Bogging has been a wonderful adventure. I have come into contact with so many interesting people around the country and world. It has been both interesting and fun getting to know my regular readers through their blogs and comments. Blogging has also helped build my confidence as a writer. It is no secret, and I am sure some of you have noticed, I am not always a very good editor and I am very self-conscious when I discover I have made a typo or grammatical error. Ten years ago the fear of looking less than intelligent and the criticism that comes with missing a basic grammatical or spelling error when proofreading my work would have kept me from expressing myself. Age has helped me to become much more daring in my approach to life. Embarking on something I have always wanted to do and accepting my imperfections as part of the package has been very liberating. An added benefit from my blogging experiences over the past year is that I can more effectively encourage others to go for what the want in life and let go of the fear of trying to be perfect. Of course, I want to strive for excellence and I want others to do the same as well but we should not silence our voice because we have weaknesses and imperfections. The more we pursue a passion or interest, the more we grow and move towards excellence and that is what our life journeys are really all about.
As I have been writing over the past 12 months several of my fellow bloggers have been very faithful about reading my blog, making regular comments on my posts, and most importantly, encouraging me along the way. At first I thought I would give one big shout out in one blog post but now I think it might be more fun to introduce my readers to these wonderful bloggers and their blogs over time. So for the next several weeks I will introduce you to some bloggers who have encouraged and inspired me.
It was tough to decide who to introduce you to first, so to be fair I thought I would start in roughly the order I met my fellow bloggers.The first blogger I would like to introduce you to is Anne Lene at Minimalist Sometimes. Anne Lene and I started blogging at about the same time. She lives in Norway and I love hearing little snippets about life in Scandinavia as she writes about her Minimalist journey. Describing herself as a moderate Minimalist, she keeps it real as far as the ups and downs on the journey towards owning less. If you search through Anne Lene’s archives you will also see great do it yourself home projects she has embarked on and photos of her beautiful patio garden. I also admire Anne Lene as she has been dealing with some health issues which makes blogging challenging for her at times but she has remained dedicated to her blog and updating her readers regularly on her home improvement and de-cluttering projects.
Thanks Anne Lene for the likes, comments, and support. It has been fun blogging along with you!
As always, I would love to hear from you!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by the blog! 🙂
Until next time,