Monday, June 28, 2010

Because it makes me feel pretty, that's why

Today is a celebration of sorts.

It is my one year Blogaversary.

Can you believe it? I can’t.

When I first started blogging, I thought, who really wants to read what I have to say? Do I really have anything of importance to share with other women? But somehow I was able to get over my fear and write from the heart. And you know what? It has been more therapeutic than I ever could have imagined. Theraputic for me! Selfish, isn’t it?

Selfish or not, I attribute my blog to being a huge part in my recovery from a divorce that I did not ask for nor want. It has really helped heal my heart, my mind, and my image of me, all of which were damaged by a few harsh words from my ex many years ago.

I have come a long way in this past year.

But what has surprised me the most is that I have learned something about myself that I never thought I would learn. Something that I have longed for and hoped for for years. Something that means more to me than anything else in the world. Something that makes me cry every time I think about it.

Yep…that’s me…loving myself…FINALLY! I never ever ever thought I would love myself like this. I love everything about me, but most importantly, I have learned to love my curves that I came to hate.

I still have a ways to go, but I have come farther than I ever thought I would. And that makes me happy!

Happy Blogaversary to me!

Inspired by this.


  1. Happy Blogaversary! It's a great lesson to be able to love yourself. It took me a little while to learn as well, and I thank all the strong women around me who helped me get there.

  2. Happy Blogaversary : ) Learning to love all of ourselves..... inside and out... probablly the hardest thing to learn to do.... It'll be a lifelong work in progress for me I am sure.... Your getting there.... is an inspiration to mammas everywhere : )

  3. Good for you! I'm so glad blogging helped you - it's definitely the connections we make that makes this so worthwhile! Happy blogaversary to you!

  4. Happy Blogaversay! Your blog and I share a birthday! :) I'm glad it's been therapeutic! I'm finding mine to be very much the's great to have a 'safe' place to share things and people to help sort through it all!

  5. Julie!!! This post made me cry. Good for you for finding yourself, and discovering what an awesome person you really are. I LOVE that picture! I hope you print it out and hang it on your mirror, where you'll look at it every single day and remind yourself of how special you are.

    Thanks, too, for turning me on to NGW. I just went back through the entire archives! Awesome site!

  6. Congratulations. Both of your blogaversary, but even more for where you are and how far you've come. You are amazing.

  7. Happy blogaversary! And congrats on how far you've come!

  8. Happy Blogaversary, doll! And hooray for finding yourself again. It's such a tough journey, but you've made it!

    *Be Blissful Always*

  9. Ok, this is super cool. Good for you for so many reasons! It reminds me of the site This whole concept is awesome!

  10. Happy Bloggiversary and what a wonderful feeling! Congrats to you.

  11. God and I both love you just the way you are... and we're glad you're finally on board with it!




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