I just noticed that my last post was my 1,000th post.
I feel like I should give a speech or something.
On second thought: I think I’ll just tell you about how I stumbled upon blogging instead.
I was working as a school counselor at the time. I had helped to open up a brand new high school in an excelling district. I enjoyed my job. I loved my boss.
But then I got pregnant, had my baby, and…I loved being with her more.
I couldn’t bear to leave her – I wanted her close to me, close to my heart, all of the time. I told my boss this and she said, “Why don’t you bring the baby to work with you?” So, I said, “okay.” And did.
At the end of the school year, I resigned because I knew that bringing a crawling, soon-to-be-walking baby just wouldn’t work. During that time, I had been dipping my toes in the pool of the blogosphere and had also been freelancing for a local paper. The Superintendent of the school district took note of my work and asked me to come and work for him in PR…from home. I was grateful for the opportunity – and still am – in large part because I admire the Superintendent so deeply. You know the kind of person who is so intelligent and visionary, that just by being near him/her, you feel like you’re learning and growing – even if you don’t say a thing? That would be him.
Through all of this, I was reading about blogging and visiting blogs and talking to bloggers. Eventually, I dove in headfirst – and I realized it was fun swimming in that big pool. The temperature was just right. The other swimmers were smart and talented and successful. The possibilities were endless.
So, here I am today. 1000 posts later. So many wonderful friends and connections. I like it here.
Of course, the story is much longer than that. If I were to list the benefits of blogging to me and my family, it would take awhile. Suffice it to say, I’m sticking around.
Thank you, readers, for blessing me with your encouragement, your friendship, your knowledge.
Raise your glass – clap your hands – let’s celebrate – to 1,000 more posts, 1,000 more friends, 1,000 more ways to change the world. We’re in this together.
Oh, I almost forgot about the shoes (I know YOU didn’t, though).
I’m giving away a pair of MBT Shoes, which are proven to (a) help solve knee and back problems, (b) relieve neck tension, (c) ease joint pains, and (d) tone and shape the buttocks and thighs (did I get your attention yet?).
Mr. Sore Back? Ms. Achy Joints? Mrs. Iwanta Skinnybutt? Meet MBT, the anti-shoe. You can read my full review here.
Choose a pair for yourself or for your guy:
I’m also giving away a pair of Aetrex shoes from the Essence collection. These are high-quality shoes, specifically designed with comfort in mind. That’s what a mama wants, right? Comfort + Style = a happy mama.
Take a peek at these cute Mary Janes (for starters):
If you’re looking for cute shoes that will make your feet happy, check out MBT and Aetrex. These aren’t Payless shoes, I can tell you that for a fact. These are shoes that will last way beyond one season.
WIN IT! There will be two winners. One winner will receive a pair of MBT Shoes. A second winner will receive a pair of Aetrex shoes from the Essence collection. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Thursday, August 20th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*UPDATE* The winner of the MBT Shoes is #40 Sara. The winner of the Aetrex shoes is #48 Sharmista. Congratulations!