Wow. Time flies when you’re having fun. Or moving across the country and trying to grow some roots in a strange place where you literally know no one. Haha.
going west coastal turned one over the weekend. Crazy. That means that we are almost at our one-year anniversary in Oregon. Crazier still.
Over the past year, I have taken to my blog 142 times to share a little something about an experience I (or we’ve) had during our transition. And during this time, over 3,000 people – different people! – have clicked through to check it out. I am so thankful for that. I started going west coastal as a way for our family and friends back home to experience Oregon with us.(…hmm. That makes it sound like I envisioned it’d be some voyeuristic words-based Second Life type of thing – clearly, not.) I just thought it would be fun to write our story as it happened and let them follow along. Then I figured out how to connect this puppy to my Facebook page and it kind of took off from there. So, that’s really a long way of saying: Thank you, readers. I have a lot of fun writing this blog, and knowing that you read it, and comment (either here or on Facebook), and take an interest really gives me a sense of ‘home’ … even if you aren’t from Philadelphia or don’t personally know me. It creates a sense of community around me in a place where I still don’t know many people…so maintaining this outlet is a really nice way to stay connected to a greater group, and I really, really, reallllllly appreciate you indulging me and participating! Don’t get me wrong – I love writing (despite doing it for a living – haha!) and I’d probably still do this blog even if only my parents and parents-in-law read it. But knowing that more people like it…well, that’s really cool. And I am happy that so many of you do.
Now, let’s celebrate going west coastal’s first birthday. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite posts. Yes. I am totally that dorky blogger that goes back and reads her posts every once and a while, so I have favorites. Don’t judge. I get lonely here! Haha.
Some of my favorite posts so far are…
…I know, it’s a long list. Hey, I said I liked writing, not editing. Here’s to another fun year with going west coastal – thanks again for reading!