Happy Anniversary to Ashnouterspace! I can’t believe we’re already hitting the one year mark! I feel like it was just the other day I was still planning everything out! At the same time it feels like it’s been a long year of learning so much! In honor of the one year I’ve decided to reflect! Not the kind of reflecting that I did in I’m feeling 22, but a reflection of how this blog has helped me to learn, change, and grow as a person! I know blogging has become a cliche thing to do, and that what I’m about to say in this post is probably considered cliche as well. I don’t really care though because this blog has become more to me than I ever thought it would.
I’ve tried blogging multiple times in the past, and it didn’t go too well. This time last year I made the decision that I wanted to blog, and I told myself that I had to keep up with it. I’ve actually been able for the most part to keep up with that set goal, and that honestly makes me proud of myself. This blog was partly started because I enjoy writing, but I also started it originally because I enjoyed reading other blogs and receiving advice from them. Over this past year though I’ve realized that this blog has almost become more for me then it is for anyone else. Of course I love when people read my blog, but I’ve found that this has helped me to find my voice. It’s helped me discover that I can use my voice to talk about the things I love and care about. It’s become my little baby.
I definitely want to say that I’m not the best writer/blogger out there, and I know that. Last year when I was facing the fear of starting this I kept telling myself that I should wait until I was better at everything. It finally came to me one night that I’d never get better at any of it until I actually started it. Over the year I can see that I have gotten better at this whole writing thing. I look back at some older posts and cringe a bit, but at the same time it makes me happy to see a change. There is still a lot of growing and changing to be done, but I do believe I’ve come a long way. Overcoming all of the fears I had over this has been a great feeling that makes me feel less fearful of trying new things. I look forward to continuing to learn more and more about how to better myself so that I can continue to improve my blog.
I want to say a big thank you to anyone who has taken the time to ready any of my blog posts. It’s always a nice feeling when I see people checking out what I have to say. It’s been a fantastic year, and I’m so thankful for the lessons it’s taught me. I want to encourage people that if there’s something that you’ve been wanting to do then you should do it. Don’t put it off, stop saying you’re not good enough, and just do it. I know it can be scary, but you never know how it’s going to turn out until you do it. If it doesn’t work out then that’s okay, but maybe just maybe it will work out. It could end up being one of the best decisions that you make. I’m so thrilled and happy to be celebrating one year, and I can’t wait to celebrate more years! Thanks again for all the support! See you next time!
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