My 1 year Blogiversary! πŸ€— + A surprise! πŸŽ‰

Hi everyone! I hope you’re well! Today’s post is celebrating my 1 year Blogiversary! πŸ˜† I can’t believe it!! How did I start blogging a whole year ago? If I’d known what I was getting into at the time I would never have thought I’d achieve going this long! πŸ™ˆ I’ve written a total of 182 posts on Elsie LMC including this one, how is that possible? It baffles me how my mind was capable of that amount of words. They would have all probably stayed trapped in my mind forever had I not started! πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ I officially started blogging and uploaded my first post in the early hours of the 14th but I am sharing this post early so as to be able to start doing something special on the 14th as a way of celebrating! πŸŽ‰ I will let you know what it is at the very end of this post!

My blog is a baby at one years of age but in it’s toddler years it has surrounded me with you! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ΆπŸ’• You are AMAZING and I want to say a massive THANK YOU for all the smiles you have brought me throughout the year, I hope you have felt the same way too! I feel so lucky to have met so many incredible people! You have all in your own unique ways taught me so much about life and what is out there for me to dream of doing and also a lot about myself as a person!

I have been able to let out all of the words that have built up within me about the pain I go through with my undiagnosed illness in a way that I’ve never felt would be possible. It is difficult to be asked what’s wrong with you and have truly no idea at all and have to go through explaining it for years on end but on here I’ve only had to explain my background once and the written word allows it to be set in stone and everything else is just an add on so I never have to feel embarrassed in saying it all over again. I cannot tell you how much happiness and relief this gives me! πŸ’•

My mind is continuously up and down with self doubt over whether or not I will ever achieve anything in life not being able to physically go out there and grab it but this whole experience has made me see that life doesn’t give up until you do! and I don’t plan to ever give up if I have a say in things! This journey came out of nowhere as I hadn’t ever thought of being a blogger before the time came that I started so that just proves how unpredictable life can be and that there’s always a way around things that will make you just as strong!

I’ve always thought that to be a part of a team you have to play some kind of sport and that seeing us I’m unable to do that I would never be a part of a team but blogging has made me become a part of a community that I will cherish forever! 

I wish could I would give you all a HUGE hug πŸ€— and hopefully one day when I meet the blogging friends I have made so far I will get to do that! (No need to be afraid I’m just addicted to hugs thats all πŸ˜‚).

In order to celebrate this occasion I am going to be doing 12 days of Xmas!! πŸ˜†πŸŽ„ you didn’t think I would ignore Christmas completely now did you? It’s not possible! πŸ˜‚ I decided to do this because a few of the first posts I did on Elsie LMC last year were Christmas themed so I thought this would be a nostalgic celebration if you will πŸ˜‚ I will be starting my 12 days of Xmas on the 14th (in two days time) so keep your eyes peeled (that has to be the most horrible saying ever πŸ˜“πŸ˜‚) and I hope you like them and that they make you feel festive!

My life is constantly going in and out of various flare-ups that have been incredibly vigorous and these last few weeks it has been joint pain and headaches and last night I had an excruciating migraine that also made me feel really sick especially as I cried and the after effects of that which include a pain all down the left side, worst in my arm and the base of my skull will probably be going on for a couple of weeks so I want to let you know that my 12 days of Xmas have all been written and are scheduled so I will not be on here as much if only to reply to comments/post my festive fairy light box photos to Twitter (which I will try my hardest not to give up on!).

I have been enjoying all of the Blogmas/Christmas themed posts in the community recently and so I can’t wait to do 12 days of Xmas! I will be posting every day (from the 14th) until Christmas day itself on the 25th and then I will take a mini blog break until January 1st! (That’s right I’m taking my first break from blogging! πŸ˜‚ After posting every second day for a year I think it’s time πŸ˜‚ I want 2018 me to know that its okay to take a break and thought this would be a nice way to kick it off before returning in the new year). Like I mentioned above I will also still be doing my Festive fairy light box lyrics that I told you about HERE on my Twitter where I post a festive lyric a day! πŸŽ„ 

Right well I guess thats it! My next post will start off 12 days of Xmas so I will see you then! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

PS. I figured out how to let WordPress show you my animated photo videos! πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

Thank you for reading and staying with me this long! I can’t put into words how much it means to me! πŸ˜„ Hope you have a lovely day! πŸ’•

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