I just happened to notice on my dashboard that I have published 2519 posts. This will be number 2520.
We’ve been through a lot together…
I’ve written those posts on four different computers.
I’ve taken pictures with three different Nikon cameras.
I’ve moved from my kitchen counter to my basement to a studio.
Hundreds of pieces of furniture have been painted, slipcovered, and/or upholstered.
(Remember that one?)
I’ve learned how to edit photos and shoot in manual mode.
After those 2519 blog posts, over 200 freelance articles, and two books, I’m finally acknowledging the fact that I might be a writer.
I’ve gone from selling out of a small consignment shop in Gettysburg to selling in my dream antiques store (Lucketts) to selling my own brand of milk paint around the world.
I’ve lost and gained weight. (And lost it again and gained it again.)
My hair has been light blonde, dark blonde, brown, and reddish. Not to mention short, bobbed, curly, and straight.
I’ve painted every room in our home. Some so many times I’m sure we’ve lost square footage.
I have bought and sold four dining sets.
With all of the changes, my love of blue and white and ironstone has been a constant.
My first post was published just days after my youngest son turned one. My other son was 2 1/2. They are now 8 and 10.
We went through a diabetes diagnosis and the death of my Opa.
I’ve traveled to California, Colorado, Montana, Massachusetts, Alabama, and Canada, to name a few.
I’ve gone from being a one-woman-show to having six part-time employees.
I’ve experienced victories and failures. I’ve learned from both.
I’ve started things I haven’t finished. I have finished things that weren’t worth starting.
At times, it’s my dream job. Other times, I have to slog my way through.
I’ve taken over 30,000 pictures, received over 150,000 comments, and I have no idea how many e-mails have passed through my inbox.
And this blog has received almost 50,000,000 page views since I started keeping track.
It’s still pretty amazing to me when I look back over everything that has come from that on-the-spot decision to start a blog.
And I sort of wonder how I’ve had so much to say!
But, then again, I’ve always been chatty…
2520 is now in the books.