harvest festival, stockbridge ma / october 2011
One year ago today I wrote my very first blog post. I didn't really have a sense of what this space would be, but I wanted to be more diligent about recording images and thoughts during this special time at home with my son. I was also coming to terms with that decision to stay home and still searching to make sense of it all.
I'm pretty shy and don't usually like to self-congratulate, but I am really proud of this journal. It's an amazing thing to have an archive of so many little moments that would have easily been forgotten. As any of you who keep up blogs of your own know, it takes a lot of work, lots of late nights, and making that commitment to myself that it's worth the time. I'm so happy that I have stuck with it.
The greatest surprise perk in keeping this digital journal, has been 'meeting' such a great community of inspiring women. Some of you have been here nearly every day, five days a week, watching Little Smith grow, get hair and teeth, watching me try to stumble my way through motherhood and a few recipes. In that time I have also had the pleasure of sharing in many of your daily lives, seeing your kids get bigger, getting inspiration on parenting, fashion, art, cooking, and so much more. I truly value these friendships.
Thank you all so much for following along, whether you are a fellow blogger friend, or just silently reading, I am honored that you have shared in this year with our little Smith family. Stick around and see what trouble we can find in 2013!