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Four Years

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. 

I now have a schoolgirl of six and a boy due to start reception in September. 

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.

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