I realized earlier today that this is my 4 year anniversary of blogging! My friend called it a "Bloggaversary" which I like, so there you go.
Anyway, it seemed like I should write something today, this being my bloggaversary and all.
Well, "Lauren" profound.
I was thinking how different things were for me 4 years ago.
I wasn't even one year sober yet. That's a big one.
I had never dreamed of being published anywhere, much less being published in The Washington Post. And The Mighty. And the Organization for Autism Research.
I wasn't a "writer" yet. I still giggle at that one - calling myself a "writer".
The writer friends I have made since I started writing were strangers to me. I'm so happy to have them now.
I had a healthy and fully functioning hamstring. This one has nothing to do with my bloggaversary, but today I have really missed exercising for some reason so it's been a hammy-centered day, somewhat.
My boys didn't have that proud feeling of contribution and of helping the people that they have, after they have allowed me to share their stories. That's a big one too.
Anyway, thank you all for helping me to start this. And to continue this. And to really love doing this. I never would have started if I hadn't been encouraged by friends and family, and wonderful readers.
So thank you guys. A lot.
Keep laughing!!! Like it's your job! XOXO