Operation Skinny Jeans: Two Years

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two Years

Here's a story all about how my life got flip turned upside down...

Or something like that.

2 years and 1 month ago, I quit blogging. I had been blogging for just under 2 years about married life, home decor and adventures in building furniture (from wood, not from Ikea). I had tried losing weight for those 2 years, a cycle of failed Weight Watchers attempt after failed Weight Watchers attempt (it's me, not them). And after agreeing to do a "blog every day in October challenge" I decided to quit blogging for good. I was fed up. I was exhausted, I had no desire to write ever again, and as much as I hated to lose the 3 readers I had, I couldn't keep up anymore.

November 2012 was the longest month of my life. Really, up until then, I had always had a blog. Before my "married life" blog, I wrote a "losing weight for my wedding dress" blog. And before that, a "life after college" blog, and a "life in college" blog and before that, a live journal which was just an online version of the diary I had kept since I was 5. For real, I still have it. I got it for christmas in 1993 and thats when this whole thing started. I have always written about my life, in one way or another.

That entire month I felt like something was missing. I can't explain it, but I just felt it. I kept talking to my blog friend Alex (who writes at Bergalicious) about how I missed blogging but I couldn't take on another blog full time. After lots of thought, and an agreement that we would do it together, Operation Skinny Jeans was born. She was like the midwife of this blog baby, taking on a part time writing role (something you can see if you go way way back) and helping me get it off the ground. A couple months in, after lots of thought and discussion, we decided that she had a lot of other stuff going on and we would part ways as partners. Her blog, work, school and photography business were taking up enough of her time. I appreciate her helping me birth this little baby of mine, and I am so proud of what it has grown into.

I know I got all sappy right before Thanksgiving, but I really want to thank all of you for your support, encouragement and friendship over the last two years. I can't express enough how much I appreciate you.

Here's to another 2 years! And maybe even 2 more after that ;)


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