my 1000th post!
i had no idea until yesterday when i signed into my blog and saw "posts written, 999." it made me pause a little. 999? really? my next post is my one thousandth post?!?! i had no idea i had 1000 posts worth of anything in me. not ever. i began this space almost 4 years ago as a simple way to keep in touch. my husband, children and i had just moved away from our family and friends, 500 miles away to be exact, and i was at a loss on how to share our day to day life so far away. everyone we knew and loved was bound to miss so much of what we did each day. my best friend jen had called me "momma" for years, now i was momma in the state of maine so "maine momma" became the name for this space. what began as this simple online journal has become something so much more. over time this space has grown and changed just like i have grown and changed. photography became a passion, photos became a focus, yet at its heart this blog is still a little place where i write down my thoughts, my hopes, my worries, share pieces of my heart & family, and sometimes simply journal our day to day doings. the difference now is instead of a handful of my friends and family reading this, i have readers from all corners of the globe! that is an honor i never take lightly. i strive to share myself here with you all. i love reading others blogs and feeling inspired, so i hope this space inspires others or maybe touches someone every now and then. maybe you've laughed at something (possibly my horrid grammar... lol) maybe you nodded in agreement or felt kindred to something typed here. perhaps you came here through another's blog and decided to linger a little. maybe you've even chair danced to a youtube video i posted here.... many of you have become friends. some of you i have been blessed to meet in real life. i am not a fancy girl, i am a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter. i like simple things. i search for joy in my every day.
i like having this space to hear myself think a little. to stay connected. to keep myself balanced and inspired.
to all of you who have clicked on this little space and said hello, and to the many of you who simply read and never comment, thank you.
thank you for being here, for listening, for encouraging, for sharing.
for showing up on this journey with me. thank you.
as part of this mini celebration i decided to finally update my shop. it has sat empty for some time now. i chose some recent personal summery faves to stock it with. i will be giving away 1 print from my shop to a commenter here on my 1000 post.
so go ahead, say hi!
i am not sure when this journey may end or a new one may begin, but for now i am here. and i like that you are too.
xo times 1000! :)
kristin~ "maine momma"