Ladies and gentlemen – it is my two-year blogiversary.
For fun – and because I spend way too much time sitting at my desk at work far into the evening – I made a little infographic for the occasion. I’ve never done this before, and it was such a kick! I got to figure out statistics and play with graphics – whoo hoo!
Looking back is quite a trip. Two years ago, things were crazy. The official cause of all my health problems had just been changed from Transverse Myelitis to Multiple Sclerosis. I was scared. I felt like I had to get my life in order… and fast.
I decided to release everything that was holding me down. I spent the first few months of the blog releasing hard stuff and coming to terms with my diagnosis. I analyzed all my addictions: Books. Magazines. Paper. I looked at the reasons behind why I clung to things I didn’t even use, why I wanted so many answers. I tried to get honest with myself.
Slowly but surely, I truly began simplifying my life. We turned our entire main floor into a giant garage sale. We brought so many boxes of things to Goodwill, the guy doing our taxes was thrown for a loop. We purged and purged, but finally got things back into order.
The blog started to morph at this point. I really had gotten rid of most of the physical things that were messing up my life, and I was ready to move forward with other things I wanted to do. We left in March 2012 for a six-month family trip to Europe, one that we’d been saving for forever, and the whole MS thing really lit a fire under us.
I’m going to make this third year even better – more posts, more interaction with all of you. Feel free to comment on anything and everything, as comments make my day. Last year, I asked you to tell me a little about yourself. This year, let’s talk FUN: If you could have an adventure anywhere, where would you go? I think I’d go on a cruise and pamper myself. Mmmmm…