Go, Shawty, It's Your Birthday!!
Well, ladies and gents, it's official. Today marks the one year birthday of Because Shanna Said So. I stuck with this little blog of mine for 365 days and 247 posts. I think when any blogger hits the one year mark, they say the same thing, "I never in a million years thought I could do it, actually stick with it and that it would be so rewarding."
When I first started, I had absolutely zero clue what I was doing. I never even followed another blog. I just knew I wanted to have my very own. And here I am today, loving every second, minute and hour that I put into my little space. It's mine. Pretty much the ONLY thing in this world that is ALL mine.
Blogging hasn't stopped me even though I....
am older than most bloggers, 34 years young and not ashamed one bit.
may not have the most expensive camera or highest quality of photos.
don't have a bottomless wallet to buy expensive clothes.
am not the best writer and my grammar sucks.
may not have the cleverest of ideas.
don't know how to be truly funny or witty.
know some people don't like me, have unfollowed me or never respond to my comments.
I have discovered through this experience that I've...
grown in so many ways; thicker skin, self confidence, personal style, courage and appreciation.
been inspired more this year than any other time in my life.
met some of the most amazing women and call so many my good friends.(Best part!!)
hopefully helped inspire women of all ages and been some sort of role model.
stayed 100% true to myself and have written, posted and shared genuine experiences.
not given up. I wanted to throw in the towel a million times, but knew if I did, it would be one of my biggest regrets.
I smile, cringe, laugh and even get a little weepy looking back at all the things that I have posted over the year. It will be something my children will cherish and hopefully treasure when I am long gone. My blog means more to me than you may think. It helped me tremendously during a not so fabulous time in my life and has played a huge role in why I am the woman I am today...a happier, stronger, humbled and more thankful one.
To think that this post started it all. Lord, I really had no clue what I was doing. We all have to start somewhere, right?
And my very first outfit post here. I remember being so nervous about posting pictures of myself on the blog.
And if you are curious about what some of my favorite posts are, well, just search the word "weekend" at the bottom right. These are the moments that I shared with all the people that mean the most to me in life, my family and friends. Without them, I would never be where I am today.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, commenting, keeping me going and being my sidekicks.
I love each and every smiling face that visits me on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis.
And to all the new bloggers out there...work hard, stay committed, remain genuine and don't let anything or anyone stop you!
Cheers to another year!