3 years ago, I was 24. I lived with my parents and worked as an assistant high school librarian/tutor at my alma mater. I was 6 months away from my wedding, itching to get out of the house and bored out of my mind. The job was decent–it provided me with the opportunity to spend a lot of time online exploring, read a lot of youth adult novels and spend my free time doing whatever I wanted, which was generally watching television.
3 years ago this week, I wrote the following:
It should have occurred to me sooner. For months I’ve been watching Food Network like its my job, looking up recipes, buying cookbooks, reading food blogs, trying to be more “flexitarian” (more about that later) and complaining about the food in my household. I am so excited about this project.
Relishments was born. I had no idea how much it was going to change my life. I thought it was just going to be another blog I updated from time to time. I had no goals for it, I had no expectations of carrying it on this long.
In the past 3 years I’ve gotten married, held five different positions at work and lived in 3 different buildings in 2 different states.
I’ve written 462 posts, read 880 comments, attended 2 Healthy Living Summits, run 3 races, largely cut meat from my diet, joined a CSA and tried innumerable new ingredients (tofu, kohlrabi, tempeh, and seitan, for starters).
I can’t imagine what my life would be like without this site.
Since this site has been such a central part of my life since 2008 (it is, perhaps, the only thing I’ve done consistently since then), I’m going to spend this week reflecting on it in my posts. Wednesday’s post will explore some of the things I’ve learned from blogging. Friday’s post will showcase some of the posts I’m most proud of. Oh, and there will be a giveaway thrown in there somewhere too.
Welcome to Blogoversary Week 2011 :)