May 22, 2009

It's My Blogoversary!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess


I've been singing *off key* the song "Anniversary" by Tony Toni Tone since yesterday. BUT because I'm SUCH a nerd I sing "blogoversary" instead of "anniversary". Yes, I did date myself and admitted that I use to listen to that group.

So a year ago today I started this little blog. I came over from Yahoo360 and while I enjoyed it, it had it's bugs. So I came here to Blogger and am having a great time!

I didn't intend on this blog to be all about grief and my mom dying, but that's what ended up happening. I really thought I had already done that. I thought I had done that over there. I thought this was going to be my fresh start. A place where I didn't have to look at the entry where we found out my mom had cancer. I thought I wouldn't have to see the entry about her funeral. I figured it was a step in the healing process. Like I said, a fresh start.

I went to my therapist and even "graduated" from being a mess to being able to go out in public! I was very excited that day. The time when I was blogging over at Yahoo was my dark period. I was full of sadness, I might have even been full of anger. I'm not really sure as I haven't been over there to read anything in a long time. I'm not sure it would be a good thing to go over there and be over come with all of those emotions all over again. I think it would just put me back in that place. A place, I feel, I've walked far from. Walked, not ran from.

Today, I am grateful I made that change. If I hadn't made that change, I wouldn't have the support I have now. If I hadn't of made that change, I would be the person I am right now. I wouldn't be as healed as I am right now. I've met so many people who have picked me up or cheered with me. I wish I had the mental capacity to name them all, but I don't. I'm sure you know who you are, though. At least, I hope you know how you are!

It's been a year. This year has had it's ups and downs, tears and laughter, but they have been with friends. That has what made this past year amazing and memorable. There isn't one part of this year, I would want to change if it meant I wouldn't have any one of you in my life.

Here's to another year of blogging and MORE! *raises glass*
Thank you for making memories with me.

54 friends have commented:

Clare on May 22, 2009 at 3:27 PM said...

Here's to another year of blogging! Wishing you a better year this time round. Happy ICLW!

optimisticallyhopeful on May 22, 2009 at 4:07 PM said...

Yay for a year of blogging! I'm new to your blog so I don't know the whole story, but it sounds like you have made so much progress in the past year. It must feel good to see how far you've come. ICLW

JamieD on May 22, 2009 at 4:34 PM said...

Happy Blogoversary! It still amazes me how cathartic blogging can be. Not to mention the virtual hug when you really, really need one.

Tony Toni Tone? Wow - I just dated myself!!!!

The Unproductive One on May 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I'm so glad you DID come over from Yahoo, otherwise I would never have found you and my life is certainly MUCH better for having you in it...

xxxx

My name is Andy. on May 22, 2009 at 5:00 PM said...

Happy Blogvesary! Cheers!

WiseGuy on May 22, 2009 at 6:42 PM said...

Cheers!

Here's to more of you in the years to come...no, not mess...rather, the together journey!

Kristin on May 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM said...

You rock Dani! Happy Blogoversary!

GINA and KEV on May 22, 2009 at 8:29 PM said...

Happy Blogoversary! And I still find value in Tony Toni Tone from time to time. So glad you do too!

ICLW

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on May 22, 2009 at 9:04 PM said...

Cheers to one of my favorite blog writers!

Coffeegrl on May 22, 2009 at 10:40 PM said...

Whoo hoo! Happy anniversary girl! Here's to another year of memories :)

GeekByMarriage on May 22, 2009 at 10:59 PM said...

YAY!!!!! I don't know where I would be without you had you not started this blog!

You, mah dear, kick ass!

Serendipity on May 23, 2009 at 3:14 AM said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!

Danifred on May 23, 2009 at 5:01 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary! What a wonderful world this blogosphere can be!

Callie on May 23, 2009 at 7:13 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary! No time like ICLW to de-lurk! I've been following your blog for a while and admire your honesty and courage as you work through the tremendous loss of your mother. My father passed away six years ago - two weeks before the birth of my niece and what would have been his first grandchild. The loss of a parent is a fundamentally changing event in one's life. I wish you continued healing.

zandor on May 23, 2009 at 7:30 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Rebecca on May 23, 2009 at 7:44 AM said...

Happy blogoversary! Sounds like your blogging has been very cathartic for you, I'm glad. My condolences on the loss of your mother.

*ICLW*

Hope Endures on May 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And Happy Blogoversary! Cheers to you and your journey :)

PS - Nothin' wrong with a little Tony Toni Tone...

(ICLW)

Jenn on May 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM said...

Crap!!! - I am LATE really really late but........

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy
BLOGOVERSARY!!!

You rock my dear Dani - I am feel blessed to have found your blog AND your friendship!

HUGS

Aunt Becky on May 23, 2009 at 10:31 AM said...

Happy Blogversary!

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) on May 23, 2009 at 11:16 AM said...

Happy blogoversary!

Busted Tube on May 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM said...

It's so wonderful that your first year of blogging here has been such a joy for you! It is really great to hear about how far you've come in your grieving and how much support you've found. Happy weekend & ICLW!

dragonflymama on May 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM said...

happy blogoversary! your reflections on your grief and healing are full of grace, strength and wisdom. i can only imagine how proud of you your family must be!

i left a response to one of your comments on my blog. i'm so glad iclw gave me the push i needed to come out of lurking and meet you!

~Jess on May 24, 2009 at 3:55 AM said...

YAY for blogging: The support and understanding that I get from this community is beyond anything I ever expected.

The Patterson's on May 24, 2009 at 4:46 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! And, thanks for commenting!!

ICLW

looking4#3 on May 24, 2009 at 7:17 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! Thanks for your prayers and well wishes for my Dad. I think I am leaning towards "spilling the beans about magic" before!!!! Again, Happy Blogoversary---looking forward to reading for the next year!!!
ICLW

Mel on May 24, 2009 at 7:53 AM said...

I'm right there with you, nerdy girl! I had that Tony Toni Tone song on a CASSETTE SINGLE. :)

I'll say it again and again...SO glad you decided to migrate over to this community. You make the blogosphere a better place. *hugs*

jon and tracy g on May 24, 2009 at 8:01 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary (a little late)!

And thanks for commenting on my blog!

*ICLW*

Lollipop Goldstein on May 24, 2009 at 8:26 AM said...

Happy blogoversary! Here's to many more.

Stacey K on May 24, 2009 at 10:03 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!

cysteract on May 24, 2009 at 11:29 AM said...

*raises her glass* may there be many many more years of blogging from you.

Happy Blogoversary! xX

nancy on May 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM said...

Yes yes. Happy blogoversary my dear. :)

I'm glad blogging as been cathartic for you. It's amazing how getting out your feelings helps so much.

Here's to the next year of blogging and happier and happier times.

~hugs~

Nina on May 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I'm glad you're doing better with it all! Thanks for stopping by!

becomingwhole on May 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM said...

Yay for us that you are here!

christopher on May 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the comment.

ICLW

Jenny @ Another Jennifer Speaks on May 24, 2009 at 7:30 PM said...

yay for blogoversarys!!

Sonja on May 24, 2009 at 7:51 PM said...

Congrats on the blogoversary!! *hugs* I too find it very helpful!!

Sonja
ICWL

Deathstar on May 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM said...

Happy bloversary my dear. It's amazing how powerful blogging can be. It's a place you can go and get support and share and know that you are not alone. And you don't even have to put on makeup.

JD on May 24, 2009 at 11:17 PM said...

happy blogoversary! i am glad that you are blogging out here in the open and that you feel well enough to do so! sharing can be scary - until you know whether or not its safe. and you are safe and among friends!

xoxo

K on May 25, 2009 at 7:29 AM said...

Happy belated blogoversary!!!!!

LupronGirl on May 25, 2009 at 7:38 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary! Just stumbled upon your blog via ICLW but it sounds like you've been thru a lot and come a long way. Keep on blogging.....*ICLW*

alicia on May 25, 2009 at 8:41 AM said...

happy blogoversary!!! yay one year! I am soo glad you started this blog too!

Phoebe on May 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary! Grief is a strange thing. If we didn't love, we wouldn't grieve. I think I've spent the last year grieving myself, and I think my blogoversary just passed too! I don't have anything profound to say about it. Just trying to muddle through myself as well.

ICLW

Kim on May 25, 2009 at 5:19 PM said...

Congrats !! Enjoying your blog !!

ICLW

WiseGuy on May 25, 2009 at 11:49 PM said...

Hey D! I just wanted to play around your comment box!..


....and I have been thinking about what to do with the options and will post when I decide!

Stefanie on May 26, 2009 at 12:07 AM said...

Happy, Blogoversary!

wheresmy2lines on May 26, 2009 at 4:44 AM said...

Happy blogoversary! Amazing how a year can just fly by hey?
ICLW
xxx

Lucy on May 26, 2009 at 7:32 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I read your profile...I do the same: friends and family know I blog, but they don't get the link, and I use a pseudonym.

ICLW

MoxieMamaKC on May 26, 2009 at 11:08 AM said...

Happy, Happy anniversary! Keep up the awesome work!

Kischa on May 26, 2009 at 11:48 AM said...

Happy Bloversary! I guess I dated myself also, because I was jammin to Tony Toni Tone!

My mom died in a car accident when I was only 19 years old and I'm 32 now, I really does get better with time.

theworms on May 26, 2009 at 3:51 PM said...

Happy blogoversary!!! Sung in my head to the song.

ICLW

Stacie on May 26, 2009 at 11:36 PM said...

Happy Belated Blogoversary! I am so glad I found you and your blog! :-)

SS on May 27, 2009 at 7:45 AM said...

Happy Blogoversary- here's to many more!!

JJ on May 28, 2009 at 9:02 PM said...

I love that TTT song! Now its in my head...thanks.

Happy Blogoversary!

MAK-now on May 29, 2009 at 11:59 AM said...

Your blog is great! I've added you to my blog roll. Happy Blogoversary & many more!

**ICLW**

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