It occurred to me last week that I have had this blog for over 7 years now.
Officially it turned 7 on the 15th June. Thats pretty mental.
7 years of memories.
7 years of growing up, evolving, changing, adapting.
In 7 years I have:
shared posts about why I so passionately champion the give blood campaign.
written about my grief for friends who departed too soon, friendships that ended too soon, loved ones we have lost
used the blog as an outlet throughout my Open University Degree
opened up about my birth trauma and the slow journey to acceptance and moving on
written a regular diary throughout my second pregnancy
shared the difficulties of losing weight
my journey into discovering a love of running from the early days
the highs and lows of my first half marathon
my first marathon
subsequent brighton marathon
injury woes last year
discovering the gym as a way to keep fit
beginning my journey with pole fitness
I think one of the biggest things to come out of writing this blog and being part of the parent blogging community though was the fundraising I was part of following the sudden death of Edspire’s beautiful daughter Matilda Mae.
The year she passed away we did a skydive and continued to do them for two years following as well as last year running 24 events to mark the 24 months since she had passed away. The first two years raised over £10,000 for The Lullaby Trust as a combined group of bloggers. And last year I added another £700 on top of that.
And so – so much more ranging from events to reviews. Reading back over 7 years of posts shows me just how many fantastic events I have been a part of and how many brilliant brands I have worked alongside. I’ve made friends and been inspired by many.
This blog for 7 years has been my space on the internet. Where I have been able to talk about whatever it is that is relevant to my life at the time. The things that matter to me. And hopefully it will continue to be that way for many years to come!