Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's My Blog-iversary

Yes, it's been a year -and that naturally means that my brain is completely empty. Honestly, I have nothing to say today, except that it's my blogging-birthday. Oh well.

It's been a year and I'm delighted with some of the changes for which the blog has been the inspiration. I've made some changes that are making my life more consistent with my principles -and damn principles for being hard to live up to, anyway ;) Mostly these change are small things like fair-trade coffee and the world's cutest bicycle. Some things still elude me; I've got a disposable water bottle sitting here right this minute. So there's still plenty of work to do. I've also met some important-only-to-me goals about writing more and reflecting more. Heck, I even went back to church.

And I've "met" a small community of thoughtful, committed citizens that would have crossed my path in no other way I can imagine. I'm very grateful for that. That's been the biggest treat of all.

And next year promises to be another transformative year, that I hope to find the courage, energy, and time to blog about. The long-suffering spouse and I are "celebrating" (sarcasm there, in case you missed it) our 25th year of marriage by living separately for a year. This is ridiculous on the surface, but I think it will work out. OK, actually, I'm terrified, but there it is. He has interesting and important tasks to work on, as do I. And they're all tied (as has our life together been since before we were married) to the school year -and the new one of those is right around the corner.

So... to another life-changing year. Thanks for being there with me.


jill said...

It's an honor to know you, m'dear. Keep it up!

Lianne Raymond said...

Congratulations, Andrea. I've enjoyed reading every single post. Can't believe it's been a year already!

Michael said...

Happy anniversary! And I've been meaning to ask about your intentions for the "interesting and important" year.

Andrea Rusin said...

Mike, we should talk! It's a long conversation :(

breadchick said...

Happy Blog-iversary! Like you, it has been a treat to get to "know" you this past year. Looking forward to the next year of Random 10s and making me think about issues and act in small ways to make a big difference.

Kellie said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope this upcoming year is a good and productive one!