I normally try not to post twice in a day, but sometimes there is good reason. Today is the one year anniversary of this blog. It took a lot of thinking before I settled on the name, and the first post on February 6, 2011 explains my choice. I’ve been asked several times in the last week about why started writing, and what I’ve gotten out of it.
The short answer is- a lot more than I expected. I’ve received more encouragement, feedback, and comments than I had ever dared hope. I’ve found I love writing. Most importantly in looking at the last year, I think this project has been a vehicle for examining my life in a new and more transparent way. I started working for patagonia clothing in their Chicago store during my senior year of college. While there, I was introduced to the notion that we should strive “to lead an examined life.” This blog has been the next extension of that goal. Looking back, the words I’ve written still ring true to me, and to those of you who have shared in my adventures, I hope they seem true for you as well.
By the numbers, this space has been viewed 11,920 times. It contains 129 posts, you my friends have posted 136 comments, and was viewed 135 times on the busiest day- October 10, 2011. Thank you all so much for being part of my life, stayed tuned ’cause we’re going to push 2012 to the next level.
A few of my favorite posts-