So it just occurred to me that I've been running this here blog for 2 whole years. Where did the time go? I was in my second semester of nursing school when I decided to take up this little hobby, thinking "OMG no one will ever like me or follow me and also, I'm going to never get a nursing degree. WHY IS LIFE SO UNFAIR?" amongst other melodramatic notions.
Well, now I can look back as an accomplished career woman and give the thumbs up to baby blogger Jen. And in all honesty? The factors that kept me sane throughout the entire process (besides my husband, family, coffee, and alcohol) are YOU GUYS AND BOOKS.
Blogging and Twitter have allowed me to connect with so many amazing people. And it's so much more than just books. Yeah, yeah, "online friends" and what not, but you guys are a classy freaking bunch. Some of you are legitimately my kindred spirits and I text you more than my own mother (I love you though, Mom.) I have you all to thank for being awesome. For the comments and discussions. For the inside jokes and the lengthy book debates. For the sleepovers and wine parties. For the music recommendations. For the words of encouragement. For the selflessness. For picking me up when I was down. For the author signings, the pictures, the phone calls, the wedding invitations, the texts (sorry for waking you up so many times, I'M NOCTURNAL), the personal advice, the shoulders to cry on. For it ALL. And for my blogging partner, Carla, whose reviews and words are a blogoversary gift in themselves.
I know this little post isn't much. No lavish giveaways or videos. Just me hugging you with my words. Just know this: MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU. (And now you're singing this song. You're welcome.)