Saturday, September 11, 2010

One Year

Today is the anniversary of something terrible. But, for me, it's also the anniversary of something good. One year ago today, I clicked "Publish Post" on my first Too Pretty for This blog post.

I don't think I would've started this blog on September 11 if it hadn't been for Christopher Penn and his Twitter challenge (you can read about it in my first post). I would've started it eventually, because I knew I needed it.

"Kairos" can be defined as the right word at the right moment.

I needed the right words in those moments a year ago. I had left a job I was good at and enjoyed (for reasons I won't go into). I was reeling from shattered relationships that were important to me. I was a writer who didn't write.

And for goodness' sake, I had swine flu and was in quarantine.

It was important to state with some sort of action that I was more than my circumstances, so I started Too Pretty for This. I never expected people -- you -- to connect to what I was saying, to email me during my extended blog absences, and to share your own stories with me.

It's amazing what happens in a year.

Wine tasting happens in a year... Sorry, most recent photo I have.
Also: I am bad at captions.

So although today is a sad day, for me it has a twinge of the beautiful, too. Thank you for a year of caring about why we are Too Pretty for This.


Kevin P. Mahan said...

Horray you're back! I've been wondering when it would happen...

Julia said...

Congratulations! A whole year of blogging! It seems like it should be a long time, but it goes by so quickly! My blogoversary is coming up in less than a week! :)

Bethany said...

Wow, a whole year already?! Crazy...I wonder when I found your blog the first time...hope you write again soon!!! Update us on life :)

Sara said...

I have missed you!

I do hope this means you're back with some regularity. Mostly because I enjoy reading what comes out of your brain, but also because then I know you're not dead.

Congratulations on a year of blogging and a year of reminding me that I'm too pretty for a lot of things.

Megan said...

Yay for matching outfits (and for us being able to pull that off)!

Glad you're blogging again...the world is a better place with regular Christina updates.