Today marks my 4th(!) year of blogging! I know 4 years – can you believe it?
4 years of writing
Endless photos of the kids
Countless entries complaining about everything
Hopefully a few more counting my blessings
Amazing support, connections and real friendships made
On the anniversary every year I have usually shown in pictures the journey that this has been – here is last year’s summary if you are interested. This year though, seems a little different. The blog that this started out as – a pregnancy journal really for my sister living over in London and my other sister living in Melbourne – has become so much more. Reading through all the entries I can see the journey – from young married career woman who became pregnant (with NO clue to what was ahead of me) to struggling through the first months of being a Mama. To the joys and frustrations of juggling work and a baby and then a toddler, and not just any toddler, one who had trouble sleeping. To becoming pregnant again, a Mama again and then work again and then to where I am now. Not to forget all the other bits in between – wife, daughter, sister, friend – all of it – written here, shared. I think it’s an amazing accomplishment.
I know so many of my friends & family read it, enjoy it (I hope) and share with me their thoughts on any given matter. I have become friends and made real connections with people out there on the web who I have met, some yet to meet, and some that I will probably never meet. But, I tell you what – it’s all of those PEOPLE who make me come back each and every day and write some more. To get a giggle out of someone. To get help from someone. To commiserate with someone about just how hard it all is. This, I have to say, is one of the main reasons that I made the decision to move away from ‘real’ friends and family. Because whatever the distance, when I check my laptop of a morning YOU will still all be there. Supporting me. Loving me. Laughing with me. Who knew a little blog could provide all that?
So. Today I say to me – Happy 4 years BabyMac! Well done me! And thank YOU for reading. And commenting. And stopping by – even if it just is to read and then go on your way. Thank you. So much. This blog, you all, mean the world to me. So thank you.
And because I kind of want to say thank you and make it worth your while I have a little giveaway. A wee giveaway. Nothing too fancy. Nothing too big. Just a little thank you. And an appropriate one at that. I am giving away to one of YOU a years subscription to Country Style Magazine because hey….I am a country style kind of gal these days right? While it might not be every ones cup of tea, someone might like it right? Mum, you can enter if you want – I know YOU will like it! All you have to do is leave a comment – say hi, or anything – or leave a comment on the post that feeds through to my wall on Facebook if you read it there – and I will choose a random winner through the very precise Beth Giveaway Winner Selector (aka Daisy pulling a name out of a hat!). Closes Sunday 6pm…winner chosen 6.01pm and notified shortly after. Also, if you are an overseas reader please enter too – I will get it delivered to you OS and you will LOVE to see some of our beautiful country.
So, that’s it from me. For another year. Who knows the adventure that we have ahead of us until next year…hope you will join me for the ride again!
I am Beth. Just Beth. Although as I have moved to the country I am considering changing my name to Bev. Because I’ll be making jam. And stuff. But I guess that’s fast forwarding a little. As Coldplay said, let’s go back to the start.. More about me.