14 years

WordPress reminded me yesterday that I first posted with them 11 years ago. Prior to moving over to this platform, I’d blogged somewhere else under a different title. In all, I’ve been blogging for 14 years.

Some more diligently than others, but 14 years.

I briefly scrolled through my first posts and I started thinking about how much has changed since then. Conclusion? I’m not the same person. Not by a long shot. In fact, some of the most important things in my life today were unfamiliar back then.

It was 2008 and:

  • I hadn’t begun running yet. In the 14 years since, I’ve trained for and completed two full marathons and more than a dozen half marathons.
  • I wasn’t a baker. I’ve since learned to decorate cookies, made my younger son’s wedding cake and found one of my life’s greatest joys.
  • I didn’t have a master’s degree and my kids hadn’t graduated from high school. Now all three of us have our master’s degrees.

  • I didn’t own a decent camera and I really didn’t take photos. Now…well…you know.
  • I didn’t hike.
  • I didn’t belong to the same church.
  • I didn’t own a dog.
  • I didn’t frequent the park where these photos were taken.

The list goes on.

But as much as things have changed, much has remained the same: My kids are still the center of my universe. My parents’ love for us is still unwavering. My best friend still supports me tirelessly and makes me laugh. I work for the same company to pay the bills. I love to travel. I live at the same address. I am still inspired by beauty, art, and nature. I am still blessed beyond reason.

Now I’m really anxious to see what year 15 brings.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. buddy71 says:

    The more things change, the more things stay the same.


  2. Kelli says:

    I will always support you and love you! You are one of the absolute BEST people I know! ❤️❤️
    Reading this post – wow! So much has changed. It goes by in the blink of an eye, doesn’t it?
    You have accomplished so much and have such a full life. So much for you to be proud of!
    Love you bunches!!

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    1. I am so very thankful for you every single day! I just don’t know what I’d do without you! Thank you for for being YOU and for blessing me and everyone around you!!


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