"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
A year ago today I wrote my first blog post! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that this blog began as a chronicle of my life as a pilot's wife and what is was like to go through my husband being furloughed, which was probably the hardest thing we've gone through together so far in our relationship and marriage. It was also just a low point for me in my life and for a while I felt really angry that life had dealt us a crappy hand. I was feeling like we were stuck "in a holding pattern" and unable to realize our dreams to travel, start a family, or just move forward with our lives because of instability with my hubby's job. A year later, my husband is still furloughed, but at least is flying airplanes again. I feel very different than I did a year ago about the situation. I basically decided to make lemonade out of lemons and started setting and accomplishing other goals, like running my half marathon and meeting new people. The blog has hopefully become more inspirational and upbeat by channeling my frustration into something positive. While I would love for my husband's career to be in a better place (it's still pretty crappy), I no longer feel like I'm sitting around angry waiting for things to improve. I'm taking advantage of the "holding pattern" time by cultivating strong friendships, trying new things, having a really active social life, and loving the life I have right now. I feel like my physical and mental states have both become a lot happier and healthier in the last year.
For fun, here are some of my favorite blog posts from this past year:
It was fun looking back. I really didn't post a lot of pictures in the beginning, which is kind of sad. I love pictures on posts and now I'm pretty conscious of trying to put pictures in to tell my stories, as I think they add a lot of visual interest.
It's been a great year, and I think it's funny that I also just went to my first blogger convention (The Healthy Living Summit) right at the one year mark!
I love blogging for the creative outlet it gives me and the people I've met through it. Cheers to the start of my second year!