Guess what! It’s been a year since I started this blog! I call it my (second blog) blogoversary because I haven’t been blogging for just a year. I started blogging in February 2009 on another blog, as some of you know, and last December, decided to start ‘anew.’ I did this for a few reasons, one of which was to be more anonymous (to ‘lose’ the trail of some IRL people, both from my former job and some other people I just wasn’t thrilled to find out were reading) because it was making me censor myself from what I really wanted to write about, and to me, that is the complete opposite of what blogging (for me) should be about.
I wanted to write about my new job. The challenges. The fears. The worries. The triumphs. The success. But I felt like I couldn’t do that before.
I wanted to write more deeply about my relationship with M. And knowing who some of my audience was, at the time, I felt I couldn’t do that as openly as I wanted to.
I wanted to write about my family, my past, my life leading up to and post-divorce. My throwbacks.
I wanted my ‘haven’ to more accurately reflect the me I am now, not the one that was going through divorce. I went through divorce, but it doesn’t define me anymore. Divorce, for me, was a catalyst for changes I never knew I needed or would embrace.
And now, this haven is evolving into my tiny piece of the world to share all of these things and also my passion for all things sweatastic, in the form of barre n9ne, running and training for potentially another half marathon or some sort of goal ‘out there’ that’s driving me towards this challenge I’ve put in front of me.
So, thank you, to all of you that came along from my old blog, to all of you that have come along the way, in various stages of divorce yourselves, and to my newer readers and friends who are following along in my fitness journey. I love this mixture of readers and friends. You all ‘get’ me so much more than I could ever have thought possible, and that means more than you could ever know.
Cheers…to year two of Determined…to BE.