Hi everyone! How are you today? ❤️ No I didn’t make a mistake in the title, this is really my 300th blog post!! 😵 I can’t believe it and the rest of this is all probably going to be written in a major daze (I think I write better when I’m a bit out of it though so it’s all worked in my favour for the time being! 🙌😂).
I thought a fun way to celebrate this rather momentous occasion would be to revisit my first ever post which was called Welcome! It’s so crazy to look back on it now and it feels so long ago that I uploaded it (I don’t know whether December 2016 is that long ago in reality but it bares a shocking resemblance to the day I was born 🤔….or should I say reborn? Mind equals BLOWN 💥😂). Anywho! let’s get this show on the road and take a trip down memory lane! ✨ Here was my first ever post:
Hi everyone! I’m Elsie L.M.C. I love to write whatever comes into my mind and I hope to one day become an author and enthrall readers from all over the world. I also love to read and lose myself in a story so much that I forget where I am and that’s how I want to make people feel. Expect the random story from me! I decided to start a blog so that I could do something I love, learn new things and meet new people. Five things that I am passionate about are reading, writing, learning new things, languages and creating recipes. Subscribe for stories, reviews,top tips, recipes and rants, which is basically me in a nutshell! 😉
On both the surface and underneath those words I don’t think I sound like the same person. Remembering the place I was in at the time and the emotion I felt I am very different from the girl who typed that out and yet still very much the same if that makes sense? 🙈🤔 There’s always something new to channel that fear and worry into in life isn’t there? So I’m on a different stage to where I was back then but still trying to figure things out and not let myself fall into one big humongous mood 😂
I wasn’t to know of the people I have now built friendships with and the overwhelming confidence that was never expected to blossom but well and truly did. Looking at blogging with an outsiders perspective before I started doing it I never saw the deep internal structure of it and all that it entails. I thought about words (I had no idea there were so many inside of me because I was even more quiet than I am now if that’s at all possible! 😂) and sharing them in a completely opposite way to how I do now.
I’m trying so hard to imagine what I had in mind when I wrote that bit about meeting new people as what has happened so far with the amazing people I have crossed paths with would never have been thought possible by past me who was stuck inside along with her chronic pain and didn’t see a way out of her head and also didn’t know how to attempt to move on. I’m still confused in my own way and stuck inside most days with flare-ups but in comparison I have grown so much. I’m wedged inbetween a part of my life that feels neverending but this time round I know I can keep going as the joy and escape that blogging has provided was unexpected so it just makes me think of all that is still out there to see in this big wide world 🌏
I am definitely doing something I love and have learnt a good few things along the way. For some time I did upload my written stories but nowhere near as many as I thought I would because after some time I wanted to keep them private and separate. Instead alongside all the randomness I did drill out of my mind I found I enjoy writing poetry! 🖊️ That was never in me before I started Elsie LMC…maybe it was deep down like a lot of things I didn’t know I needed to write about and it took getting here along this route to achieve that.
Look at that lonely emoji at the very end of the post! I can’t get through typing out a post without throwing in a few emojis these days (and don’t you bloody know it! 😂). My personality flows through my writing a lot more casually now and blogging has helped me to keep ahold of that when I thought my chronic pain would take it away from me. I’ve grasped so many incredible opportunities (this weekend I have something huge coming up and I can’t wait to share it with you afterwards 🤣). As cheesy as it sounds and knowing that I’ve still got a long way to go to grow my confidence I have more days where I feel like I’m living as opposed to just existing.
Back on the 14th of December 2016 I would have thought you were crazy if you’d have told me what was to come of this and so I’m glad I arrived in this community none the wiser or else I would have been too nervous to believe that someone like me could keep this up. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me on this journey, it would be nothing at all without you and you’ve honestly made me see life through a better set of eyes 👀 I don’t know what effect my posts have on you but I will continue to strive to make you smile!
Lets go forward together through the good and the bad and know that regardless we’ll come out the other side celebrating because we have this community! If you’ve made it this far (props to you, I fell asleep halfway through! 😂). I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next as this (at more than one point in time) didn’t seem probable and yet here we are living it up! 🎉💃😂
Thank you for reading and choosing to stay with my blog and me, we’re weird but you know that by now 😂 I’ll see you next time but until then take care and have a lovely day! ❤️