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Friday, February 12, 2010

Time for a Party!

I can barely believe it... A year ago today, I made my very first blog entry (of my entire life) right here on this very blog. (Feb 13th, 2009) As often happens, when we get an idea in our heads (like I did for this blog), we set out, completely unaware of what that idea will actually become to us in the future, as it grows and develops. I, for one, had NO idea (my family and friends included) that I would become such a blogging fein, and that my life and experiences would be shared for the entire interneting world (except for those 5 months when it was private) to walk along with me, and experience my joy, heartache, laughter, and creativity over the past year...

As I stand at the year long mile marker, looking waaaaay back at the girl standing at the starting line, I find that I am incredibly proud of myself. Is that okay to say?! I feel an almost awkward amount of accomplishment in myself. (It must be something akin to finishing a marathon, hiking a mountain, or loosing weight!) I am certainly proud of myself for moving to Korea, and for adjusting to life here... for traveling to distant lands, and for meeting new people along the way. Most surprisingly though, I am proud of the fruitful self discovery that unfolded with clarity and sureness in each line of this memoir of a blog. This was the single most beautiful gift that I received, and one that will push me to continue blogging.

Thank you for following me on my journey and let's pray that there are just as many positive experiences this coming year as the last, and that I will be as safe, as happy, and as adventurous as ever! Happy Birthday Blog!


  1. What a wonderful accomplishment. Thank you for letting us join you in your adventures.. :-) Speaking of which, we have not seen the perm yet?? I have been anxiously waiting!!!!

  2. I love your blog, which you know. thanks for sharing it! One year down! And I agree...where is this perm!?

  3. I love everything about your blog. You are consistent in your postings(which inspires me to update more, I need to do that). You have a great balance between the silly and everyday to the thoughtful and the vulnerable. It is so fun to share in this small way in your adventures. :) Please keep it up!

  4. Congratulations, Jill! You are a seriously wonderful conversational and entertaining. I love it. You definitely have found your calling. :)