Monday, August 1, 2011

365 days later...

What a nice way to start off the week, by receiving a Blog Award!  I'm not sure my blog is on fire, and I know I'm not on fire, especially after my latest dating angsts, but I accept this award nonetheless!  Thanks to Frisky Virgin at: for thinking of me!  With her tales of her dating life, her "Virgin" life and her sports enthused life, her blog is certainly always fun, interesting and very much Frisky!  If you haven't already, please check her out.  You won't be disappointed!

So today is my one year Blog-aversary.  Yay me!  Twelve months ago, I fell into a really bad bout with depression.  I was stressing at work so much I became physically sick, I had family health issues that needed my attention, so I gave up my apartment and moved back home.  It was around this time that I also decided that I couldn't go on living the way I had been.  I needed to make drastic changes.  Mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. An all-encompassed make-over, if you will.  And thus began my journey to creating a better version of myself.  Starting this blog back up after being away from it since 2007, literally saved my emotional state.  I let my heart do the talking  through my words.  And for that, I'm most grateful. I'm also extremely fortunate to have "met" some pretty amazing people along the way, from all over the world.  Your comments, your advice, your scoldings, your calling me out, and your amazing, never-ending encouragement and support, are the reasons why I keep coming back.  Well, that and the fact that I just love to write.  I have grown a lot in the past year since starting this blog.  I'm a different person.  I'm a better person. And I love myself a whole lot more than I used to. Thank you for taking this journey with me.  Words just do not seem like enough to express how grateful I am for all of you. 

Aww, let's hug! Ready? Annnd embrace!  Alright, let's move on shall we? 

What amazing thing(s) did you do this weekend?  I had a fabulous Sangria-Flamenco-dancing, filled weekend.  T'was lots of fun!  Fortunately, I didn't encounter any dumb boys to ruin my shenanigans. Well, except for the "incident" on Saturday, which I already blogged about.  Ok, enough about that.

First day of a new month and new week, is almost over.  Make the rest of the week mean something kids!

Good night! 



Belle said...

Hugs to you too! What a great post, to hear how much better you feel about yourself! Great work, girl. And it is work. I'm happy for you. Congrats on the award.
I had a boring but relaxing weekend.

Cinderita said...

Happy one year anniversary for you and your blog! And congratulations on the award! You're awesome!

Mynx said...

Happy anniversary to you and congrats to you on the award.
big hugs

Alessandra said...

Wow, an anniversary and an award all in the same week, I think this might just be 'your' week. Congrtas on both, I totally dig reading your blog :)

getyourselfconnected said...

happy anniversary!

Yvonne said...

Belle- -thank you!

Rita - thanks love!

Mynxie- right back at you!

Alessandra- I appreciate it, thanks!

GYC- why thanks!

♥ The Lyrical Designer ♥ said...

i am so glad i found you!! you are such a supportive friend and i love reading your honesty and your sweet heart ( pun intended!)

Kelley said...

I'm so glad you started blogging! I always enjoy your honesty and humor. :)

jennifer brown banks said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, YVONNE! And congrats on your growing followers. You're rockin' girl! said...

You always manage to keep your chin up. I love that about you. Happy Blogoversary, hot lady.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Awwwww, your anniversary!!!! Time for very big hugs!!! {{{HUGS}}}

You are a joy to read! I'm so, so happy to know you! :)

Okay, more {{{HUGS}}}

Yvonne said...

LD- I'm equally glad I found you too! Thank you!

Kelley- Thank you so much!

Jennifer- always a pleasure to see you here! thank you for your comment!

Robyn- why thank you! appreciate it!

FV- lol thank you! i love hugs!