Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Makeshift Bookmark Enters the Terrible Twos


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.)



17 comments:

  1. actually almost cried when i was reading this. and this. this right here is why I love you and why I am SO happy that you decided to let me be YOUR blogging co-conspirator. I am so so so so glad that you decided to blog and I'm glad that I am one of the lucky few who found your little corner of the internet right at the start and that I've got to watch you turn into this amazing blogger who I can't help but admire. thank you for being fantastic and most of all, thank you for being my friend. lubbs you boo.

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  2. Actually, my life WOULD suck without you ;) Love you like woah! Happy 2 years!! xoxo

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  3. what did i do with myself two years ago? who did i text 24/7? who made me laugh this hard? who did i whine to?! don't know what i'd do without you! smooches <3

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  4. You were one of the first blogs I "followed" after starting my blog...not realizing that your blog was so new too. It didn't seem new to me -- you were great. You see, I began my book blog a mere 5 days after you! Go figure...thanks for the entertainment. I'm glad you are "back!" And, also so happy that you made it through nursing school. You have a lot to be proud of.

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  5. Happy 2 years, Jen! I wish you a million awesome more :D
    Also, you were one of the first blogs I followed when I started up my blog last year :]

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  6. Aww ... happy 2 years! That's so exciting! :)

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  7. Happy 2 years of blogging Jen! I think you're an incredible blogger, and I look forward to seeing even more from you :)

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  8. TERRIBLE TWO HEAR YOU COME!

    Jen, you remain one of my favorites and I am so glad I've known your blog since the very beginning. Who else would I text about Enshadowed and Pinhead and does it get better etc etc etc.

    HERE IS TO MANY MANY MANY more posts of capslocking to come.

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