Earlier this evening I realized that I missed my blog’s first birthday! How in the world, guys?! I’m asking two questions here. Obviously, how did I not remember my precious blog’s birthday? And the underlying question: How has it been an entire year? I know I’m always being super nostalgic like this, but seriously- blowing my mind right now.
(Photo from this post- exactly one year ago today! And Jackson’s birthday, of course!)
I decided to look back over a handful of posts from the first month or so that I had Take-Hart and wow, so many changes! For one, I’m a lot less whiny. Hey, I can admit that I was really whiny. For someone who just moved into a brand spankin’ new house, just got married in Florida to the love of her life, and just got back from a dream honeymoon in Hawaii- I surprisingly had a lot of frustrated emotions to share about trivial (normal) issues that felt a lot bigger than they actually were. I guess it’s all just a little bit silly to look back on considering what I know now. A lot of my problems were due to the changing of friendships and how Nate and I were “that married couple” now (OH THE DRAMA). I just have to laugh because we were so lonely (mostly me) and thought we had lost so many friendships, but everything was just so.. temporary. We have more friends than we know what to do with now- some new, most the same- and all of our relationships stronger than ever. Sometimes we actually have so many friend based plans over the weekends that I feel like I just need a weekend off to get some rest!
It’s just a small reminder for me (because I can be a worry-wart!) to let things roll off my back in times of crisis- regardless of whether it’s a real crisis or you know, a Stephanie fabricated crisis. A person can waste a lot of time being upset about things they can’t change. I suppose sometimes it takes a true hardship to remind you what’s really worth fully investing yourself in and what should just be let go of to eventually work itself out!
Anyway, I feel like I’ve grown so much this year and I’m so happy that Take-Hart has been with me every step of the way. I’m gearing up to celebrate my 24th birthday in August, and I’ve achieved and continue to achieve so many personal goals in all different aspects of my life- but especially within this little internet space! I hope you will all remember to believe in the things you want to do- no matter how big or small- and to not sweat the small stuff!
Happy First Birthday, Take-Hart.com! What a fabulous first year together. <3