On May 4th 2011, I published my first post on the original incarnation of Smiles and Trials. A lot has changed since then, and not just in terms of a new URL. The children have obviously grown a lot. In May 2011, I had a baby of seven months, and a toddler.
Our lifestyle has altered too. In May 2011, we had not long since moved into a house, with a bedroom for each child, and a garden. Now we are living in a flat where the children have to share a room. I am happier now though. I much prefer the life we have today.
This blog has seen so much in four years. It has grown a lot itself too, and led me down a path I never thought I would take.
Today, I am a writer, all because I took that first step of starting a blog.
And all the steps I have taken since have brought me to this place.
To a place where I am a mother, a wife, a writer.
They may have been baby steps, and some may have been backward, but all have counted.
When I see how far we have come over the past four years, I am excited to discover what the next four hold.
Happy bloggerversary to me.
Thank you to everyone who continues to read.
I’m not sure you realise how much it means.