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We Blind Wives have all had a crazy past few weeks, and as a result have neglected the blog. We’ve had other times where one of us would go through something and post sparingly for a while, but never all at the same time. What’s funny is that during our minor neglect, our one year anniversary came and went! We only just realized that the official anniversary of the launch of our blog was on Wednesday, February 20th!
Since then, we’ve published over 300 posts, and had over 80,000 views. I am so proud of myself, Charlie, and Lara for sticking with it for so long. I can’t speak for them on why they write for Three Blind Wives, but I know why I do it. This blog has been a great outlet for me. I’ve always had the desire to write, but haven’t always been disciplined or focused enough to sit down and do it regularly. The blog has given me that.
I had no idea when we started the blog of all the stress and change (both positive and negative) that this year would bring for me. I found out in January (just after Charlie, Lindsay, and I came up with the concept for TBW) that I was pregnant. I had a really rough pregnancy and in October, had a beautiful baby boy. One of our sons turned 11 while the other turned 4, both very big birthdays! My husband worked his butt off to complete his MFA in Creative Writing. We moved twice, the last one being on only a few weeks notice from Kansas City to central Pennsylvania. We got two dogs. My husband started a job as a college professor. I was a semi-finalist in a short screenplay competition. We lost my great grandma and Jeff’s father, both of whom were very dear to us. My husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. I turned 30. We traded in our sub-compact for our first minivan. It’s probably been the hardest and most eventful year we’ve had.
Through it all, I kept writing. The blog gave me a way to feel good about myself and I never imagined the amount of stress it would relieve. It remained something that I did just for me. Something that I would make time for, no matter what was going on. For that, I am truly thankful. I never planned to make any money off of it, still don’t, but I did hope to gain a sense of accomplishment, connect with people, and gain some writing experience. It has given me all of those things and more.
For those of you who have followed us, for those of you who have given us support, encouragement, and wisdom, and even for those of you who have only just discovered us when searching for a recipe or a diy project: Thank you. Thanks for being a part of this project. I look forward to sharing the next year with you.