Looking back on DOTL – Three Year Anniversary

Three years ago, I sat in my little room amidst pepper plants, succulents, unfinished stories, and encouraging notes stuck to my pink wall with bits of tape. My computer stood in front of me and my hands ran across the keyboard only to end up in the same place – the backspace key.

I was starting a blog and I had no clue what to say.

Fast forward a few years and you’ll find me kneeling in the office, with my fingers upon a keyboard, still wondering what to say. A lot has changed in my life since I hit publish on that first post. Three moves and many states separate me from that little room with the ugly pink walls.

When I look out of the windows, glorious snowcapped mountains meet my gaze instead of leafless trees and a never-ending grey sky. I smile now when I think of my life instead of wishing that I could escape who I was. I’m no longer slaving over long math problems or reveling in my favorite history classes. I no longer have my beloved chickens, but in their place, four beautiful sugar gliders have filled me with joy. I don’t cling to my pen pals for dear life like I used to, but I also don’t share everything like I once did.

A lot has changed, some for the better, some for the worse. It’s funny how that happens. Some things that I once thought so important couldn’t mean less to me now. Other things that I never would have dreamed of doing and being have come true and I’m thankful.

Yet one thing will never change – my thankfulness for all of you. It’s true that there are days when I absolutely hate every bit of this blog and wonder why I don’t just put it out of its misery or why I’ve stuck to it for so long when it’s falling apart.

But I will never stop thanking God for each and every one of you, my dear readers. You are the ones who inspired me to keep writing when I wanted to quit. Your support of my stories has been wonderful and has made me believe that I don’t stink at writing 100%. Your encouragement, your comments, your smiles make me so happy and remind me that I have so many people around me who support and care for me.

Thank you all. From the bottom of my heart. ❤


My First Post

One Year Anniversary

Two Year Anniversary

10 thoughts on “Looking back on DOTL – Three Year Anniversary

  1. Hattush, this was a very well written post! Congratulations on your three years! I’m so glad you stuck in there and didn’t give up even when the going got rough. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have anything extravagant to say; I’m happy just to hear all about what you’ve been up to, and I’m happy to have you as my sweet friend!

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