Blogging for one year? That is crazy talk...it slipped my mind because it has gone by so fast. I feel like I just started my blog last month. This year has been one I will never forget, I have learned so much (and written down most of those lessons) and made such great relationships through this little blog of mine. I used to tell myself for years "I should start a blog..." but always pushed the idea to the back of my head. Finally, one day I ventured to a local coffee shop and sat there for about 3 hours writing down ideas and drawing up mock layouts in my moleskine notebook. Four months later after lots of planning, a trip home to take photos, help from friends & family and praying, Always Rooney was launched.
If you are itching to begin a blog, start now! I began with an iPhone and a commitment. I told myself once I start I won't flake out a few months in. I knew it would be difficult at times and I am learning something new everyday but blogging has become a hobby where I highlight my many other hobbies. Whenever I feel like quitting I remind myself of why I started my blog: to share with others the passions in my life and stretch myself. This is usually enough inspiration to launch me forward again.
Overall, I am just so grateful for everyone who has stopped by to look at my blog, comment and follow along. I am humbled by this last year and looking back I know that none of this was by my own efforts but I know God has worked through me throughout this whole year of blogging. The best is yet to come!