My 5 year Blogiversary & a very exciting announcement! πŸŽ‰ My kinda Blogmas: Day 1 πŸŽ„

Hello elf-ryone! πŸ’šβ€οΈ

How are you doing? Have an early Christmas gift: my presence! 😏🎁🀣. I’m so excited because today’s my blogiversary!! πŸ˜† I can’t believe another year has rolled around so quickly. I got the alert yesterday evening around 9.57 and I’m sure it tells me different every year because I thought it was later in the night πŸ€”….maybe that was late for me once idk πŸ˜‚. It was then (the 13th of December 2016) that I created my blog but I didn’t upload until the 14th so I always say this is my blogiversary! πŸ₯³

Over the years I have fallen in and out of ruts but I can honestly say that I don’t see this blogging journey ever stopping! It’ll go up and down and I might take breaks (because they allow you to come back stronger ✨) but I’ll never let this go because I feel so passionate about this space. I love that writing here unleashes my creativity and I often catch myself laughing whilst I type πŸ˜‚. I enjoy getting lost in checking out posts by other bloggers and how that can feel different depending on what time of day or even year it is (right now you guys are making me feel cozy through Winter and all kinds of festive! β„οΈπŸŽ„). It’s great settling down in the evening to relax, getting a glimpse into someone else’s day from afar and maybe even gaining motivation from that πŸ’«.

I’ve crossed paths with loads of incredible people and that never fails to amaze me. It’s nice having fun creating a post and then getting to chat about it with like minded people. I just can’t explain how magical this experience is, words cannot be found (yet the post isn’t ending yet sooo πŸ€”πŸ€£). I’m just so happy I started this blog, it’s been a real journey and helped me through so much. It may sound a tad dramatic but you know when something feels like it was simply meant to be?….okay that was A LOT dramatic but I mean it! This place has me like that πŸ™Œβš‘. Whenever I think about it I’m overcome with a sense of bewilderment over how I never knew this would become such a thing for me. It’s been a place that’s remained a constant in my life and when that’s thrown in the mix alongside living with chronic pain, it’s not taken lightly. It’s nice being the decision maker when things are so often taken out of your hands (….if world domination takes place on my part, you heard it here first! 🌍🀯🀣).

I can’t even believe I started this as it feels like something that would have passed me by. Something I’m glad I began but still to this day I look back and think the beginning was a real case of spontaneity over a venture a part of me knew I’d love. I surely took matters into my own hands back in December 2016 and did something so out of the ordinary for me. I created this place that wouldn’t just be something I’d pick up and put down. A place that I kept coming back to and still do to this very day. It’s like part of me knew I’d need + gain so much from it and I’m in awe because that couldn’t have been more on point! ✨ I don’t know, I wish I could explain the sense of enchantment that overtakes when I think of that day. It’s like my past self became the me of today for a moment and hit download on the WordPress app + typed in Elsie LMC…..I won’t question my time traveling ways because I don’t even have answers for that one 🀣.

Thank you so, so much for your support πŸ€—πŸ˜­. Old, present and new. Know that I’m truly grateful for every single one of you πŸŒŸπŸ’•. You’ve taken time out of your day/night (πŸ¦‰) to be here and that’s never taken lightly whilst I ramble on. It creates this whole ambience that fuels the words 🀣. I don’t know what I was initially aiming for (I needed to vent πŸ˜‚), I guess when you keep moving onwards you are shooting for the moon and I without a doubt landed amongst the stars ⭐☺️. It’s cheesy but it’s true 😏. There’s no place I’d rather be and I’m so thankful to be surrounded by such a lovely community here, you lot are the best!! ✨✨✨

To celebrate my blogiversary I’m going to do a brand new take on Blogmas!! β˜ƒοΈ (It’s new for me anyway πŸ˜…). On and off for a few years I’ve done 12 days of Xmas where I’ll post every day from now on (I know that’s not meant to include Christmas day but I did it anyway 😌). To be completely honest with you, I don’t think I could keep that up again so I thought of something else! πŸ’­πŸ’« Starting with what you’re reading now because I’m a cheapskate 😏🀣. I’ll be doing My kinda Blogmas!!!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ

This will involve a post every second day up to and including Christmas where I’ll upload then thus breaking the chain (so 6 instead of 12). After that I’ll take a break until January 1st πŸ’€πŸ€£. It’ll be reminiscent of when I first started posting because I quickly got into the habit of uploading every second day and ended up sticking to it for a year (like HOW tho?? I don’t know who I was back then but I’d love to meet her and re-learn those ways, I’ll tell you that much! πŸ™ŒπŸ€£).

So yep, you’ll be seeing this metaphorical face again on the 16th which is a positive leap considering I’ve just been posting on Fridays. Get ready for the festivities to begin!!! β›„…….Well they began a while back but I mean here on the blog! It’s gonna be legendary on a small scale 🀣. It feels like a mood kill ending the post now but it’s gotta be done 😁. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH ❀️❀️. This place wouldn’t be the same without you (the tumbleweed after my jokes would be a lot more noticable anyway 🀣). So let’s jump in the sleigh and get “Blogmas” on the road….or in the sky πŸ€”β˜οΈ. I’ll see you on the 16th!! Take care, stay safe and buh-bye! πŸŽ„πŸ’šxx


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