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.
6 thoughts on “This Little Blog’s Five Year Anniversary!”
wow five years! congrats and happy blogoversary!!
I'm really glad to hear that your health has improved a lot since your surgery. Sorry that you still have some pain.
But hooray, happy 5th Blogoversary!
I'm new to your "old" blog, but still want to give my congrats.
And tell you that I know about physical problems helping one to be more compassionate…
Wow! Congrats on the blogoversary!