Sunday, January 29, 2012

one year. one month. and one day.

Since I started this blog.
My blog anniversary was December 28th of 2011. And being that it was just three days after Christmas I didn't get a post up. So, here it is. I'm not sure why I started a blog just three days after Christmas. Maybe it was because December 28th is my half birthday? I don't know. I don't remember, really.
So I figured I might as well let you all know one month and one day after my one year blogging anniversary.
(Did any of that make any sense?)

swinging

I would have to say my photography has come a long way since then. (Please, don't go back and look at those early photos...yikes...)
Thanks for reading, friends. Thanks for all of your encouraging words along the way. I've met so many amazing people in the past one year, one month and one day. ;) People I consider kindred spirits. People I feel connected to on a different level. Maybe because we share the same interest in photography. Maybe because we enjoy the self-reflecting process that is blogging. This is a little slice of my world that is all me. I don't mean to sound selfish, but I think you know what I mean. I was a little lost after I had Max (aren't all new moms?) And I felt a bit like I'd lost my own identity. But I've reclaimed a little bit of it here in this space over this past year. I may be Max's mom and Eric's wife, but to you all I'm simply, Andrea. And that's nice.
xo.
a

11 comments:

JennD said...

Happy one year, one month and one day my new friend. I so agree that the blog brings connections on a different level. I had been saying for ages how much I didn't like my blog but then realized in the past couple months how many great friendships it brought me so now I can't say that anymore. :)
So thank you for being simply Andrea here.

Jessica said...

Can't wait to get to know you even better throughout this next year!

Stacey said...

Happy Blogaversary! :-)

I'm so happy you started your little blog because if you hadn't I wouldn't have met wonderful you!

Heather M. said...

Happy Blogaversary plus one month and one day. :) I'm so glad you started this blog and that we've 'met' and that you are simply amazing, Andrea. :) And that photo is just incredible! Love it!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your year! That is an accomplishment! :) And yes, to me, you are Andrea. You are a wife and mom but to me you're just my awesome bloggy friend. :)

Naomi said...

Happy blogaversary my blogging friend! LOVE this picture. It is awesome. SO fun to have others to grow, reflect, and learn with!

erin said...

happy blogiversary!! i just had my 1st too! you take amazing photos - and love the simplicity of your space.
r

Amanda said...

I have LOVED getting to know you this year, Andrea. Your images are beautiful and you have a gentle spirit, which I adore. :) Thanks for sharing with us this year...can't wait to see what you do in 2012. :)
Hugs!!
A
ps - love the bokeh in this shot!!

Tracey said...

Happy blog bday! It feels good to look back and see how much you've grown as a photographer and a person. :)
t

Marvett Smith said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad you started this little blog. I look forward to seeing your images and hearing about your day. I guess I'm just happy to know you! Thanks for your friendship!

georgia b. said...

happy one-year {and one month and one day} blogoversary! i feel the same... that my photos have come so far. i have a feeling you were a lot better in the beginning than you give yourself credit for, though. and i AM going to look! haha.

wish i was a more faithful reader here. i try. but i think i spread myself too thin with trying to make it to others blogs and keeping up with my own. i am still looking for the right balance. but i sure am glad we discovered each other in blog land! love this photo!