Holy crap.

Guys.

I’ve been blogging for over a YEAR now.

*cue hired singers to sing ‘Happy Birthday’*

For those of you who know me personally, you know that that’s a big deal. I’ll often start up a project (crocheting, cross stitching, eating healthy.. those kinds of things) and it’ll be great for the first little while, but I’ll eventually fall off the wagon.

There are very few things I’ve done for over a year.

I’m kind of impressed with myself.

So impressed, actually, that I bought myself a cupcake to celebrate my one year blogging mark!


I’ve learned a lot in the last year, actually; about myself and about blogging.

Happy birthday cupcake, blog!

Vanilla Strawberry Cupcake from Prairie Girl Bakery in Toronto.

I’ve learned that blogging takes more hard work than imagined. It’s all about planning and organizing, keeping things on schedule, researching, and long hours staring at a computer screen, mumbling nonsense under your breath because your blog theme won’t customize the way you want it to.

I’ve learned that I’m capable to take on many tasks – work, school, blog, social life – and be able to somehow juggle them all. I got a new phone number and realized who it was I actually talked to and made a conscious effort to strengthen these relationships even more.

I’ve learned that I’m happiest when I’m doing things for others. Even the little things; buying someone a coffee, making dinner, and baking little treats just because.

Basically, #ThatHousewifeLife.

I’m also pretty damn happy when I’m with my boyfriend. I’ve learned that he means the world to me and I feel like I’m myself to the truest, tiniest speck of DNA when I’m with him. I thank him for putting up with me, cause really, I’m a hot mess. But he’s just spectacular.

Awe. Look at me, just gushing away.

Gross.


Happy birthday blog! Cupcake!

Anyway.

I guess basically, I’m wishing both my blog and myself a happy birthday.

My birthday’s not until January, but it’s the birthday of a brand new me, which I’m happy to say is pretty cool and I’d kinda like her to stick around.

Next Year’s Goals

Hopefully by this time next year, my blog will gain some new followers. I really hate saying that I want my blog to be my only income, but I really would love to be making a living doing what I love, and blogging is part of that.

I’ll be working steadily (or, you know, at least SOMEWHAT steadily) as a freelance writer; writing about things I’m passionate about and things that I want to learn about.

I’d love to be more secure and stable in all aspects of my life; trust myself more, trust others more, basically just figure out why I’m so insecure sometimes and just let it go.


Overall, I just wish for another healthy, happy year.

So, let’s raise our wine glasses & cupcakes and toast ourselves – to making it a full year doing whatever we’ve been doing!

It’s working!

 

xo.

 

PS. That cupcake was delicious. Check out Prairie Girl Bakery if you live in/around the Toronto area.

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14 Comments

  1. Courtney

    October 17, 2016 at 10:47 am

    It’s hard to like something enough to stick with it for a year! Enjoy your cupcake, you deserve it.

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you! :)

  2. Mistle

    October 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary!! How exciting!!! Blogging takes a lot of work. More than I ever imagined. I am glad that I have stuck with it! It’s a lot of fun (for the most part).

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      :) Thanks!

  3. Erika Ravnsborg

    October 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Yay! Happy birthday to your blog. Keep up the brilliant work

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you!

  4. Rachel

    October 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Happy blogiversary! There’s definitely so much more to it than people realize!

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Oh, definitely; there’s a lot to learn! Thank you!

  5. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    October 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ll be celebrated my first year of blogging this week as well. Crazy how much you learn about yourself huh?

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you! :) Congrats on yours, too!

  6. Cate@Life Behind The Purple Door

    October 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    happy birthday to your blog! I hear you about never sticking to anything, but I’m happy to say my blog is 9! so I must have stuck to something!

    1. Cassie Owoc

      October 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to the day I can say my blog turns nine! :)

  7. Taylor Mobley

    October 19, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Happy, happy birthday to your blog!! That is wonderful! :)

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