On March 4, 2006 I wrote the very first post for One Frugal Girl. I can’t believe five years have passed since I started this blog! I was in such a different place in my life at that time. I felt physically broken. I had undergone a difficult and painful surgery and was only a few months into a recovery that would last for years to come.
When I started this blog I was looking for a distraction. I needed some way to get my mind off of my medical troubles and onto other things. I was always interested in personal finance and thought it would be the perfect outlet for me. I was thrilled to read my very first comment and even happier to find that more and more people began reading and subscribing each day.
I am so grateful to all of you who have left comments or sent emails throughout the years and although we’ve never met in person I feel like I’ve gotten to know some of you quite intimately.
While I still struggle with physical pain, my overall health has improved ten-fold since 2006. Over the years I’ve figured out ways to deal with my physical limitations. Although I still throw the occasional pity party, I’m much better at dealing with the cards I’ve been given in life. In fact, in many ways I feel that my medical problems have made me a better, more alert, more introspective, more self-aware, more compassionate person.
I want to thank all of you who have made your presence on this blog known! You helped me dig myself out of a dark time in my life and since then things have continued to get better and better.