Normally, my Thankful Thursday articles are geared toward highlighting one of my followers. Today, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of you for following me. This has been quite a journey, and one I am so grateful I took. It was a huge leap for me to “put myself out there,” so to speak. I’m a private and reserved person by nature, so writing in such a public way was very scary for me.
I have definitely found my niche with blogging. I just love writing my articles and can’t wait until I can do it full time once again. It’s not just about the writing for me, however. This is one of the few places where I get to be myself. One thing I decided when I started this blog was I would be unapologetically myself. If people didn’t like it, they didn’t have to follow me. So, this blog has become an expression of me, of everything I know and love. It is part of me, of who I am. Here, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about how important it is to truly find your niche and be yourself.
Writing this blog has raised me up and made me a better person. You all are a HUGE part that and why I love blogging so much. The very day I opened my blog I was welcomed into the blogging community with open arms. You all have become part of what I now call my “blogging family”. It is a warm, welcoming, encouraging and loving place. I am so blessed and so grateful to have each of you in my life.
As part of my thank you to all of you for this, I present to you the song You Raise Me Up. Originally by Josh Groban. However, this version is song by Jeffrey Li & Celine Tam, two extremely talented young people. ENJOY!
A look back
I decided to do a bit of reminiscing today. So, here are a few of my past follower posts.
I HAVE ANOTHER GIVE-AWAY COMING SOON
Thank you once again. for following me. As my way of saying thank you for helping me reach this goal, I will, once again be having a give-away. When I reached 1000 followers, I gave away one cookbook. This time, since I’ve reached 2000 followers, I am giving away 2 things to 2 followers! (a total of 4 things!)
I am giving away 2 packages. Each package (Retail value approximately $45) contains one RACHEL RAY cookbook and one set of cooking DVD’s. Both cookbooks are hard cover and each DVD set contains 3 discs. I chose Rachel Ray because she cooks great meals, made with whole food ingredients in 30 minutes. (Plus I’m a huge fan!)
Thank you so much to all of you. You’ve all made a huge difference in my life. I am forever grateful to you for that. Starting this blog was the best decision I ever made. Yes it was scary, the best things in life usually are. I realize how lucky I am, not only to have found my niche, but the ability to carry it out. I know not everyone is that lucky.
Have you found your niche? Are you doing what you love? Do you wake up everyday and say “Wow! I can’t believe I get to do this everyday?” If not…what are you waiting for?