My Facebook memories reminded me that today my little blog turns six years old! Six!
I know I haven't written much lately. I want to, and it's so easy not to. It's been very busy. But also I have a lot to say and I am mindful of not saying it all, all the time. I don't want to always be the voice, or seem angry at everything (because I'm not). I've always got drafts on the go, though. And I've got some time over the Christmas break to write.
Thank you to everyone who has read, commented and shared my writing. Thank you to the editors who have commissioned my writing - especially to the ones who love what they've seen on my blog and want to republish (and pay me!) on news sites. To those who have asked me to speak and teach because of my blog - I am so grateful for these opportunities. Thanks to those of you who contributed to guest posts. And thank you to the countless people who have written to me to tell me your stories - what a privilege it is to come to know you this way.
You all know so much about me. You've seen me grow up, make mistakes, come to know myself and find love. And you've given me so much support - always. Plus I've learnt so much through writing and researching. Sometimes my blog posts aren't the quality I'd like them to be, but for the most part, I'm very proud of the writing here. My voice has become stronger and I'm mucH more confident to voice my opinions. A lovely Bloggy birthday present is being named in one of Daily Life's top 20 stories of 2015. That story was originally a blog post.
I love that something I'm so passionate about, and constantly practice, has made a difference to many people. Because of blogging, my life is richer.
Thank you, I love you!