Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Seventh Anniversary

Today is the seventh anniversary of the day that I started this blog. I know that people say this about anniversaries and things all the time, but I can't believe that seven years have passed. I love that this is the seventh for a few reasons that only mean something to me. Lol. They are as follows:

- Seven is my favorite number.
- I was the seventh child in my family.
- In my full name, 'Dorothy', there are seven letters.

I could go on and on :-) I just love's always meant something to me.

I started this blog on March 4th, and as I've shared on past blog anniversaries and such, things sort of lined up for me to start on that day. I had thought about starting a blog for months before I finally started, but I got up that day and just started. It seemed right because to me that day is a good day to start many things. It's March 4th, but when I say it it reminds me to 'march forth'. So it was a good day to start on this adventure.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that writing this blog in the very beginning saved me. I had been here in England for about two years at that point and honestly it was a tough time. Sometimes those first couple of years here are a blur. I was reeling from losing my mother in 2006 and from uprooting from everything that I knew. And to top it off, in late 2006 I got injured in a car accident. My emotions were all over the place. Don't get me wrong, it's a great experience to live abroad, but it was really tough in the early days.

So to fast forward to 2008, at that point I was coming out of some of the fog. My grief had subsided some, though I'll never stop missing my mom. But I was better. I still missed home, but I was able to see what was around me more and I began to really enjoy the experience of living elsewhere. And I was finally recovered fully from my injury. My heart wasn't so heavy and I was okay :-)

I had always written since I was a child, but I had a dry spell for those two years. So on March 4, 2008,  I decided to start this blog as a way to get into writing again and also I hoped to connect with other people. It helped me to get out of my own head and in the end, it saved me.

I don't have a huge readership, but I'm so grateful for each and every person who visits me here. The numbers don't matter. Thank you to EVERYONE who has ever read my blog! :-)

I plan to keep blogging for as long as I can. I hope to do more and more here as time goes by and I hope that you will visit me again :-)

I hope that this post wasn't too much of a downer. I don't like dredging up some of those tough times here, but I just wanted to provide some background on what it was like when I started this blog. I'm not down at all today actually. I'm rather joyous because I've stuck with this blog even though I don't know what I'm rambling on about sometimes. Lol.

Anyway, thank you for visiting me. I look forward to continuing on this path that I started seven years ago. I hope that you'll join me as I share more about my experiences! :-)

Until next time...


Valerie Rose said...

Congratulations on making the seven year mark, Dori. That's a big achievement! Here's to the next seven, and seven after that, and...

Dori said...

Valerie Rose,
Thanks so much! :)