Can you believe that I am celebrating a year of blogging already! It seems as if it was only yesterday when I thought it would be a fabulous venture, but not really believing I had the drive to pursue it.
The opportunity came knocking at my door sooner than I thought when I found out I needed to undergo a double bunionectomy. I trawled the internet for information from others who underwent similar experiences and felt there was a need to note mine. Knowing zilch about blogging, I sought guidance from one of my writer/blogger friends, Alison who kindly gave me a 101 lesson. Before I knew it, I was exploring a whole new world and it was fascinating creating a blog from scratch.
As much as I was fearful of the upcoming operation, I was excited to blog about my first-hand encounter. Neil not only doted on me in hospital, he played the role of photographer, capturing my stint there. When I came to after the op, being heavily medicated and incredibly tired – all I wanted to do was commence the writing process. Sitting propped up in a hospital bed; I began to write my first bunion blog on my cell phone!
In November alone I uploaded 12 posts – the highest number to date in a month and blogging felt as natural to me as breathing. It gave me the outlet I was searching for all my life – a platform to express my thoughts, struggles from the past and to convey my gratitude for all the blessings I’ve been bestowed with.
My bunion diaries are the most popular with readers and through the sharing of my experience, I have encouraged people to take the leap of faith and trust that the outcome will bring them satisfaction. I love my new feet – I appreciate the huge sacrifice I made for them, treat them like gold and don’t regret undergoing the op. That particular period was life-changing as I discovered so much about myself.
I am incredibly proud of my blog and everything it encompasses. It has helped me to become a better writer; given me the confidence to add my voice to the world and every post I unleash brings me immense satisfaction. The fact that I have been able to sustain it for a year proves to me that I will continue to do so into the future, always with glee and a happy heart. With the support of my followers, I hope to bring you many more wonderful posts that will inspire you and hopefully encourage you to stay with me wherever the sweet life may lead 🙂