Today is And Then All I Thought About Was You’s birthday we are officially one year old!

It has been a mammoth year that I never ever expected to happen, I have made friends with people, have met people and have actually had people read my blog! Which still amazes me to this day.

When I started this little blog a year ago today, I was bored and I desperately wanted to reignite my writing. My initial thoughts on blogging were just to babble away and maybe a couple of my friends on Facebook would read it if I was lucky.

I was very wrong, I never dreamed of using Twitter and making some really close friends via twitter and getting far more readers than I ever thought off. I am still a tiny little blip in the whole internet and I know that, well not even a blip I am the tiniest speck of dust that is totally invisible to the eye, but to me this has changed my world and is continuing to change my life.

This wee little blog here has given me confidence in myself that I had lost before having Baba. I am confident in my writing and I am confident in my little home over here, but it has made me feel brave enough to start some things that I have always wanted to do. Things that I am really excited about. I promise that you will hear about them, once I am a little further down the line with them, at the moment they are all very new and I don’t want to jinx anything yet. But keep your eyes and ears open as it will be announced soon!

This blog is my little baby and I am so grateful to it giving me the confidence to carry on with some long-lost dreams. But not only that, it lets me rant about Mr L, it lets me write about the good things that he does so that I don’t forget them! It is a journey of Baba and our lives and I love being able to write about the things that he is doing, the achievements he has completed and the troubles that he has. It reminds me that I am not the only one tearing my hair out. There has been times in the last year when one little comment has got me through the day more than you would realise. The most notable have been when Baba had another convulsion in February and we were in and out of hospital for the whole month, and when my Gran died.

I have never been good with talking, now I know people who know me in real life are going to be in hysterics at that statement, I can talk! But not brilliantly about how I feel, however put me in front of the computer, or put a pen in my hand and I can express my deepest inner most feelings that no one around me knows. For that I am so grateful as I really don’t think I could have been as strong as I was this past year without being able to do this.

This blog will be here for the next year and I am making some changes, I am going to be self hosting and changing the look so be prepared. But more than anything there are going to be some hard posts this year I know that already.

We have both got huge projects under way, and we are going to be working so hard. Mr L is starting his treatment for Hypermobility this year, my dad has got his shoulder operation and Baba has got his eye operation. This is going to be very difficult so be prepared I am warning you. But other than these there will be the mundane posts that I will be writing at some point, there will be laughs, tears, joy, upset, anger, poetry, creative writing, stories, true tales and photography.

It is going to be a journey, and I hope you will all be there to celebrate my 2nd Birthday. As without you guys I wouldn’t be here and would not be having half as much of the fun as I do from this blogging gig!

But for now lets raise a glass and start singing,

“Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to And Then All I Thought About Was You. Happy Birthday to you!”

And thank you for reading.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nic's Notebook
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 09:12:57

    Yay Happy 1 Year Birthday! Lovely post 🙂 x


  2. Ginny
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 09:59:28

    Congratulations on making it to your first birthday


  3. susie@newdaynewlesson
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:08:16

    Happy birthday bloggy!


  4. Him Up North
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:14:34

    Happy blog birthday! Mine has just gone a year old too. Sort of. Good luck with the self-hosting and new look 🙂


  5. Emma
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 14:59:04

    Aww!! I have really enjoyed reading your blog this year!! Here’s to the next 10! ;o) Xxx


  6. Baby Pickel
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 16:37:13

    WOOHOO!! How truly amazing 🙂


    Great running into your blog! Been a pleasure finding it!

    Hugs, Camille


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