Sep 29, 2015

Defying Gravity: 5 Years

It's hard to believe that my first blog post for Defying Gravity was written back in September 2010. Of course if you try and go back and find that original blog post, you will be out of luck. For personal reasons it is no longer available for public viewing, but that doesn't mean I can't still celebrating the day that I made my first post.


This blog started from an idea I found in a book of things you should do before you die. One of the
ideas was to start a blog. I figured I could write a blog. So I came up with a title - Defying Gravity - and started writing. The title came from a song from 'Wicked' which got me through a lot of tough years in college. It was a song about moving forward and finding strengthen. The subtitle - our beautiful mess - came about after Addison was born when I realized what our lives were - beautiful and messy, and I loved every minute of it.

Of course when I first started I never wanted anyone to read what I was writing. But over time I got braver and realized that I was okay with having people read what I write. And as it turned out, people enjoyed reading what I wrote. So I grew more confident and sure of myself, and over time you can see how my writing has changed. I found what I loved writing about, I found my voice and my small little blog has started taking off.

If D.G. never goes anywhere beyond this point, I won't regret a moment because I have all these moments written down. I have so many memories I can look back on. I have loved every moment of writing this blog. I love coming up with ideas and taking pictures and putting it all together.

It's been five years of writing on this blog. I have no idea where it will go. I know I won't be stopping anytime soon. After Peanut comes, things may change again but I know it can only change for the better. I'm thankful that I am been able to tell my story from marriage to pregnancies to motherhood to secondary infertility to miscarriages. I'm thankful that my story has been able to help others feel not so alone. I'm thankful for all those who read. I'm thankful for all of it.

It's been a good five years and I'm looking forward to the next year and what's to come.

xo, B

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