Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 366 ~ One Year !


Yes... yesterday was my 365th day in a row that I have blogged.  

However... this was a Leap Year... therefore... tomorrow is my actual one year anniversary... or rather... One year ago tomorrow I set out on my journey.  

So.. having today be my closing post is perfect.  More on that at the end of my post.

Wow!!  What an adventure!!  So many times I have shared with  you that I am gaining so much from this journey.  

Reminding you again... that this was to be like a "handbook" of sorts on me for my children, family and friends; a memoir if you will... in hopes that my sharing my life would help another with their's.

I have had ups this year, as well as downs... but as I sit here and look back... this has been the best year I have given myself!  For something that was meant for others... it has turned out to be such a HUGE part of my life.

I had literally cried with you... laughed with you... ached with you... and healed with you!  ... now I would be lost without you... life just would not be the same.

Am I done?

I really don't think so!  How can I be?  My life isn't perfect by any means... but... writing this blog night after night... at first anxiously awaiting the moment I would sit with my lap top... then there were some nights that I actually forced myself to share [only because I was tired]... other nights where I actually struggled with my thoughts...

All in all... I would not trade my experience with anything!

So as I have anticipated this moment for a while... wondering how I was going to continue my blogging... if I was going to do a sequel to this blog or just continue on...

I have started other blogs... I have a health-lifestyle blog {My LifeStyle ReDesign}... and I also have my gratitude blog {Humble Gratitude}... and my website I created which all my creations can be found {Carla Barilá Karam}... 

Will I keep my baby {this blog} going?  I don't know?  I almost want to keep going to see how long I can keep it up.  After all, what harm can it pose?

I honestly do not have the answer right at this particular moment.  But what I do know is that I am not going to stop blogging any time soon.  BIG SMILE!

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.  ~Mahatma Gandhi 
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt 

[here's to you finding your... ]
Peace...


Leap Year!... {I DID IT!!!...  I can't believe it!...}
read about this count down in my "About my Blog" page


... for a, l & c.  you are my sunshine(s).


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16 comments:

Audra Michelle said...

So proud of you! I'm glad to have met you on your journey, even if it was only for the very tail end of this year. I'm proud of you!

Pepper said...

Congrats on your first year blogging anniversary. You should definitely keep at it, if it makes you happy and fulfilled.

Little Crunchy - Kimberly said...

You have done something so few have and it sounds like you have gained so much from it. Congrats!

Kristina said...

Congratulations! A year of personal blogging; a year of growth. Have you gone back and read your earlier entries yourself? I always feel like that's when I've come the furthest:)
Good luck in whatever ventures you choose for the future,
Kristina :)

Heather Lynne said...

That's awesome! Congrats on a full year of blogging. It's awesome that something you set out to do for others really ended up changing your life as well. What a blessing.

Having Fun said...

Congrats on 1 year. Good for you.

Erin said...

Congrats, Carla! I'n so excited for you. I can't imagine what God has in store for you on the next phase of your journey!!! It has been a blessing to follow your walk. You are going to just keep growing!
Love you!
~Erin

Barb W. said...

Congrats on your accomplishment! Must be a very wonderful feeling and like others have said, definitely keep at the things that make you happy and fulfilled!

Courtney Pies said...

Congratulations on blogging for one full year! I'm so proud of you for sticking it out!
I hope that you keep up with the blogging! :)

Andrea Boring said...

Wow! Carla, you are an inspiration! I would love to accomplish what you have. Amazing, sister! I don't think I know about your other websites. I must take a look :)xoxo

Columba Lisa Smith said...

Great job! Congratulations! It takes a ton of self-discipline to reach a goal like this.

Shannon Milholland said...

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!

Ronae said...

Super congrats for blogging every day for a year! I've been online for nearly two years now, but certainly haven't written every single day - that's quite an accomplishment! Here's buckets of HOPE as you continue your journey:-)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Congratulations, Carla! :)
Looking forward to another year of your inspiring posts! :)

Raine said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

366 consecutive blogposts is a MAJOR accomplishment. Congratulations. I'm glad you are planning to stick around.