Tuesday, May 29, 2012


So I haven't been talking about it up until now, but today is my one year blogoversary! Exactly one year ago today I wrote and published my first blog post on here. It's hard to believe that it's already been so long and such a fun time.

First, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has read, commented, tweeted, and whatever else in the past year. You may not know how much I appreciate it, and though I may not get back to you, please know that I read and enjoy every single thing you say. I've wished many times over in the past year that I could be better, especially with consistency and quality. These are things I plan on working on in the next year, and I hope I can live up to the expectations I've set for myself.

Little did I know that the little blog I set up for myself to write down some thoughts and track what I read would become such a big part of my life. Things have changed in the past year, and this blog has had a lot to do with those changes. A year ago today, I had finished my first year of college, and was really questioning the decisions I had made there. I had decided that I was going to study to be a pharmacist right before I entered college, thinking this was a great decision. But when I got into the classes, I was bored and wasn't doing very well. By the end of my freshman year, I was confused and a little bit scared. But after a summer of reading everything I could get my hands on and just beginning my exploration of the blogging world, I was hooked. I loved having my thoughts heard and reflected on. I loved the sense of community online. I loved the interaction with the authors. I couldn't, and can't, get enough. During my Fall semester, I changed my major to English, with the plan of going into publishing, hopefully as an editor. I'm no longer confused; I'm no longer the least bit frightened. I know the decision I made was the right one, and I can't wait to delve into getting there, all because of this blog. It showed me what I would be missing if I didn't make the right decision, and I knew I wouldn't be happy without the world I had found.

NOW. After my long winded story that I don't expect anyone at all to read, I have fun! In honor of my blogiversary, I'm giving away things!! I haven't done a whole ton of planning towards this, so I'm expecting to add prizes soon, but I have one I'm quite excited about. Mid-June I'm going to a stop on the Fierce Reads tour, which features Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth, and Emmy Laybourne. I am giving away a signed, personalized--should you want it to be, copy of one of their books of the winner's choice. YAY! For now, that's all I'm promoting, but stay tuned, and there will be more! :)


  1. You must be at least 13 years old to enter.
  2. Currently, the giveaway is not international. If I add a prize that is international, I will indicate so.
  3. Giveaway ends at 12:01 a.m. June 14th eastern time.
  4. Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter and announced in a blog post.
  5. Winner will notified through email and must reply within 48 hours or I will have to choose another entry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Wow congrats girl! That is so freaking cool! Hmmm I would have to say Touch of Power, by Maria V. Snyder. SOOOO good! :)