1 Year Blogaversary!

When I started my blog I wasn’t sure how long it would last. I have a bad tendency to lose my fire for things and fizzle out.

So far in this one year of blogging, however, that hasn’t been the case.

I’ve written 311 posts (this one’s 312!), gained over 260 blog subscribers, found a good outlet, and had quite a few life milestones on here.

I think a good way to commemorate this one year is by going through some of my milestones with you and linking to their respective posts so you can relive them with me.


Went to ED Treatment.

So this milestone may not actually be one I can say happened on my blog, as I actually began treatment 3-ish months before I started writing, but my first few posts are all quite ED centric and would include my opinions on the things that happened in treatment.

For this milestone I’ll kinda reflect on those first 2 entries.

So my first entry EVER is “ED Recovery Check In #1“.

In this one, I discussed how my graduation from treatment was pushed back, a girl I was in treatment with (who I referred to as Wendy), going to Aldi, and I gave my levels of anxiety, depression, and ED urges.

I find this post very interesting.

It’s very diary esque, and I think my writing style is really relateable.

My favorite thing is the levels I gave. I think I should maybe go back to doing that. It’s cool to see what I felt at the time.

My second entry is “What it’s like to miss your senior year“.

It’s quite short, and feels very alien to read. It doesn’t seem like something I’d say. At l this point I honestly don’t feel bad about missing my senior year. In fact I think it was definitely good for me.

I mentioned in the post that I was scared of being the girl who disappeared, but now I think it’s almost charming.

I don’t know many people who can say they’ve missed multiple months of school and still graduated with relatively good grades and high exam scores.

It’s interesting how much one can change in a year.


I graduated ED treatment.

In my post “i’m done!“, I talked about my plans post treatment and I’m quite happy with myself.

I accomplished all of my goals except writing daily diary entries. And even with that my diary entries are close to daily. Not much to say other than that I’m happy to see these goals that I forgot about have been accomplished.

P.S The Wendy girl I mentioned in my first entry turned out to be super nice once I gave her a chance and we got more comfortable with each other. It’s good to give people a chance. If you take anything from my blog maybe that should be it.


I built a desk.

Just wanted to mention that I’m a furniture assembling master.


Pet Deaths

Let’s get it over with.

I had 2 animal friends die in this year.

I miss them London and Marshmallow every day and I would do so many things to get them back.

I still haven’t gotten it in me to put Marshmallows ashes into the cremation necklace I bought for him. I’m gonna try to get a friend to do it.

I’ll just include some of my favorite photos of them. (plus a gif: epilepsy warning)

The last photo I ever took of her. She liked cramped spaces
His first strawberry. He liked it, but preffered apples.
GREEDY!

I went to prom.

I really didn’t expect to ever go to prom so it made me really happy.

I don’t have much to say other than that I love my dress. Is it weird to wear your prom dress for other things? I don’t have anything formal planned, just wondering.


I graduated high school.

It was a long day. It felt supremely anticlimactic, but I’m sure it would’ve felt more important if I actually went to school hahaha. NO BLUE SACK PHOTOS IN THIS POST.


I went to Virginia.

I liked this trip a lot.

There are quite a few posts to read so I don’t feel like I should summarize because it’s a lot. So here are the links:

day 1

day 2

day 3

day 4

day 5

day 6

day 7

french fry tour

I will admit that I love my french fry tour post and if you read any of these entries, you should read that one. Not high quality but it makes me smile. If I travel somewhere else, I’ll do another french fry tour.


I turned 18.

Um… I aged…

18 is a cool age.

Uh…. I really don’t have anything to say :/


I got a job.

There are a lot of entries about my retail job…

If you look through the “work” tag on my blog you’ll be able to read all of them.

I was happy to have that job. It was fine.

Didn’t end well, but whatever.


I modeled for an online store and got published in a magazine.

These were two of my favorite things that happened during the year.

I’ve always wanted to model and I think that experience was a good entry point for me. (Still haven’t gotten any agency correspondence yet but I’m crossing my fingers, BTW)

And getting published by Seedling Magazine was so nice. They’re really kind over there and I feel very proud of my article!


Got bangs.

I’ve always dreamed of having bangs and I’m happy I have them. It’s cool to see how my hair is growing too, because the bangs make my growth clear whereas the main length is hard to track.

I quite like my bangs. I had a low point where I had a tough time styling them but just the other day I discovered that hairspray is a real lifesaver when it comes to bangs. I’d been using gel and it just wasn’t as reliable.

woohoo


I voted for the first time.

It was super exciting to vote! I was really glad to take part in it.


I got accepted to and enrolled in college.

That’s all. There isn’t a specific entry to reflect on.


I went to Disney World!

I’m still working on those entries… hahaha…

It was wonderfully magical though.

It’s so wonderful to spend time with my mom and be able to escape daily life for a while.


I visited my dad’s side of the family.

I haven’t had a lot of experience with my father or his side of the family. It was nice to meet them.

Plus horses!


I reached one year of blogging!

I’m so happy to have made it to this point with all of you.

I feel very sentimental.

I try to log my blog on the wayback machine because I think it would be really nice to revisit this with it’s current design in the future.

I hope I blog on here for as long as I can.

Thanks to all of you for the support and attention that you’ve given me!

I hope you keep reading!

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