Friday, 22 July 2011

two years

Two years ago (tomorrow to be precise) I found some comfort to my grief by coming up with a name, uploading a couple of pictures and putting down some of my thoughts. This proved to be really therapeutic for my wounded soul as I only wrote about happy stuff back then.
Two years later, passing my blogging experience in review, here's what I have to say:

~ I've got to know myself better
~ I've become a more thoughtful person, being inspired by many of you
~ I've become a better mum, again by being inspired by you
~ I've developed a couple of new hobbies and explored my creativity
~I've become more observant; taking photographs has helped me notice details I'd, otherwise, have overlooked
~ I've learned to appreciate the little things and am now more grateful for what I have than ever

Thank you all so much for visiting my little space.
 (I have, in fact, changed this sentence a couple of times; it initially sounded as if I'd just won an Oscar award -" I want to thank...")

If you haven't read my previous post, then you may like to know that I'm going to send a little something (a surprise that will help me make it more personal to the winner!) to one of you as a way to 'celebrate'.
Just leave a comment here or at my previous post, saying that you're interested in some snail mail love.

~ comments are now closed - I'll draw a winner soon ~
Have a wonderful weekend!


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Yiota:
As newcomers to blogging ourselves, having started in April of this year, we have been overwhelmed by the large number of very talented and creative people we have 'met' and with whom, through comments, we have established the most wonderful, on going dialogue.

As we previously said, please do not include us in your surprise draw.

Happy@Home said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. Congratulations to you on 2 years of blogging. It is so interesting to me all of the many ways blogging inspires, informs and changes our lives. I think my life has been enriched tenfold since I discovered the world of blogging.
Snail mail love sounds interesting to me. I'm tired of bills and junk mail. :)

marigold jam said...

Happy blog anniversary! How quickly the time goes - it seems like only yesterday I came to blogging but like you I celebrate 2 years next week! I am so glad that blogging has proved a positive experience for you and that you have gained so much from it. Hope you continue to enjoy blogging and I am honoured to count you amongst the good friends I have made through blogging. Thank you. Lovely flower photos.

country girl said...

Happy Bloggiversary!
Blogging is so wonderful; glad it has brought something positive and transforming to your life.
Hoping you will enjoy many more years of blogging!

Jill said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blog birthday. Blogging is a great way to acquire inspiration and to make new acquaintances, that we probably wouldn't have met without being involved in this virtual world.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend too.

jabblog said...

I'm glad you found a way to assuage your grief. Writing - in whatever form - can be very therapeutic.
Congratulations on your two-year anniversary of blogging - it's been good getting to know a little about you:-)

Joy said...

Happy anniversary! Gorgeous flowers!

Tracy said...

Happy Blogiversary, Yiota! Always lovely to share a moment in time with you here. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. I'm writing from a new place in blogland, closing Pink Purl soon.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Beautiful flowers.
I am glad that you have found some peace in blogging. I am only starting out but so far it is great! Good luck to you and happy anniversary.

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Happy 2nd anniversary! I think that blogging is a brilliant way to get to know other people around the world and to be inspired by what they think and do.
Your snail mail love sounds lovely - please include me in the draw.
Lucy xxxxxxxx

Justine said...

Happy 2yr Blogiversary! I've enjoyed getting to know you here. Please do count me in your snail mail love drawing. What fun it would be to receive a surprise all the way from the other side of the planet! :)

MyStory of HiStory said...

ooops! sorry, Yiota. That comment above was really from me! My daughter was signed in on my pc.

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! I've had my blog just a year, and I agree with you totally about it helping to "notice" more, be more observant. And, looking for something to post causes me to see more things to be thankful for. It's a good thing.

I'd like to be in your drawing, too, if it's not too late.

millefeuilles said...

This is my first visit here but I will certainly be back. Your photographs are beautiful - I love flowers - and it is a joy to see how in two years you have gathered so many riches in your life. I'm pleased for you.

Greetings from France.