Last year on this day, I was in Austin, Texas chasing a dream. For years I had wished to move my thriving blog Art of Collecting Yourself to a more fleshed-out website designed to let me do more of what I love….connect with Creatives. Finally….the day arrived. I had joined a website publishing challenge called One K in 1 Day and found that one of their meet-ups for support was in Austin. So I headed out with a goal to actually publish the site on the day of the event.
I put in lots of time before hand. I selected a theme and then tried to figure it out which also meant figuring Photoshop out. Yikes! Day by day in the month leading up to the event, I crafted the bones of my very first website. It was one of the biggest creative challenges of my life. But given how much it meant to me, I thought it just might be worth it. And I was right!
Today marks my one year anniversary of the website. Earlier in the summer I quietly celebrated 3 years since I started blogging. All tolled, I have published a whopping 499 posts between the first blog and this site. Wow! That is an average of over 3 posts a week. Can you tell I love writing?!
My posts have slowed down recently a bit as I am upping the self-care, taking care of my sweet little womb. (For more details you can catch up on Boldly Saying the “C” Word.)
A Look at the Past
Some of the transitions my blog banner has gone through this year…
Check out some of this year’s highlights!
First post… Creativity Tribe: Bare Bones (it’s a good one!)
First radio interview… Lucid Waking
Began offering Coaching Services for Creatives
Started a Guest Blog Series… This Sense-sational Life
The big trip up the middle of America…
Angels & Faeries Week honoring Angels in My Studio 2013
First Telesummit… Become Soulfully Connected Telesummit
xoxo And of course there was so much more! xoxo
The year to come is so full of potential and possibility. I just can’t help but wonder what I will be sitting and typing about in September of 2014. I hope it will mean more beautiful connections with those who find their way here, more magical moments of understanding and loving myself, and more big dreams to spin into reality.
I want to close this post with huge thank you from the bottom of my very deep heart! Every day someone from my creative community touches my life in ways that are big surprises to me. They share themselves, their creations, their hopes and allow me to serve as witness. And more and more as I go down this new journey of healing my body, that same community is rising up to offer their support and love to me. I can’t tell you what a huge gift this is. Life is good! Thanks for being part of mine!
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