Thursday, September 1, 2011

One year blog-aversary

This time exactly one year ago September 1st, I started Jacksta B the blog. See here.
And what a year it has been. When I started I had a 2 1/2 month old baby along with the older two siblings. And now that same bubba is 14 months old. As I sit and reflect on my year of blogging words like thankfulness, friendship, challenges, inspiration come to mind. So let me break it down.

Thankfulness: My year of blogging has encouraged me to get out the camera and pay attention to the details of my life. What I bake, the kids, books I'm reading, what I'm up to. In doing so I am thankful for my life and all it entails. Adding the the Things I'm loving Linkies really reminds us to be thankful for ALL things.


Friendship: Way back in February I organised the first Whangarei Bloggers get together. I was inspired by Simoney from GreatFun4Kids. She often hosted or gathered together other bloggers. So between PJ and I we sent out the invites. And low and behold The Whangarei bloggers group was born. We all got on so well that it has progressed from "bloggers" meeting to "FRIENDS" meeting.
And then last month we had our first Kiwi Mummy bloggers meet up in Auckland where I was able to meet more bloggy friends. So thank you all to those who read my blog and allow me to read whats going on in your lives too. I now call you friends.


Challenges: Parenting brings about its own challenges and I have found great encouragement from blogland to be a better mumma. I also gratefully received the cheers from the sidelines of blogland to do my first ever mini-triathlon. There was something powerful in blogging about it as it made me accountable to you all to spur me on to finish it.


Inspiration: I can't even begin to explain how inspirational I find my blog friends. Bloggers who pour out their good days and their bad days. Women surviving life threatening illness (here and here), mourning the loss of a husband or child( here), expats living abroad and missing home (here, here and here), or bloggers living with illness. To each of you I say your story inspires me and I regularly pray that God will strengthen you and fill you with his love, joy and peace.
I love reading how you all do life. You have inspired me to be a better mum, wife, nurse, and friend.

So Happy Blog-aversary to me and thanks for coming along my journey in Life.

xx jk*b


15 comments:

Sima J said...

Naww what a nice post .. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! It's been great reading you ;-)

PaisleyJade said...

Yay!! Such a beautiful post and the bloggy world is so much richer for having you in it. xoxo

TracyP said...

Feeling the love Jacksta! Happy Blogoversary!!!! xxxxx

Rachel Kate said...

Looking forward to many MANY more blogs from you! Always encouraging and makes me smile :)

kendylsPlace said...

What a lovely post. You are also inspirational and encouraging! Happy blogiversary!

Katie said...

Congrats on your 1st year of blogging :-)

Clare Hubbard said...

Congratulations Jacksta!! Yay - I am SO thankful we have connected in this way - You are always encouraging and inspiring. x

Cat said...

What a beautiful post and I feel the same about the friendships, inspiration and encouragement I've made and received via blogging.
Technology can be good -

intermittentblogger said...

Happy blogaversary Jacksta! And here's to many more blog meets!

Leonie said...

Happy Blogaversary Jacksta!!!
It is an honour to have you as a real life friend. And its very hard to say bye.

I love reading your blog and look forward to reading heaps more!!!

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Jaz from Treacy Travels said...

Congrats Jackie. A great anniversary and so much covered and achieved. I hope the next year is just as rewarding, if not more so :-)

Mon said...

Jacksta I am so glad I met you and get to be inspired and entertained and encouraged by YOU. You are a much loved contributor to many bloggers. Here's to you! Happy Blogaversary hon. xx

Penny said...

So awesome blogging has brought so many good things into your life. Happy Anniversary !!

Meghan at MNM's said...

Have loved being on this blog journey with ya and stoked to have met you IRL now too. Congrats on all you have achieved in your first year of blogging especially your triathlon. Any kind of exercise post bub is a big achievement let alone one of that magnitude!!

Look forward to sharing in year 2 and more with you

Xx meg