Today, this labor of love turns two!
I can’t believe it’s been this long since I started blogging, though in many ways, I can’t imagine my life before A Touch of Teal. Did I just watch television without a laptop in my lap? What did I spend my weekends doing before there were cocktails to create or outfits to photograph? And seriously, who did I go to happy hour with?
While there are some days I’ve definitely considered throwing in the towel—those days usually a) are Mondays, or b) occur closest to midterms and finals—I am so, so glad to have made it another year because A Touch of Teal has given me so much more than a girly, creative outlet from my more masculine day job or something to do on a random Wednesday night when it’s cold outside and there’s no good TV on.
The most valuable and important thing A Touch of Teal has given me is an outlet to connect with and befriend a lot of awesome, creative, intelligent, driven, smart, and kind people—and that includes all of you reading this post right now! Some of the people I’ve met through A Touch of Teal I see weekly, whether for drinks or an event, while others I’ve never met in person, but talk to nearly every day, whether through the comments section here or on Twitter. Regardless of how you found my little piece of the internet, I am so glad you’ve chosen to make my blog a part of your daily routine!
I’m hoping the each year is better than the last trend continues for TOT, since in year two I accomplished things that were merely dreams in year one—
I attended my first blogger conference in Charleston.
I was accepted into the affiliate network rewardStyle, and even went to their headquarters in Dallas.
I bought another prime lens for my camera, and feel like I have really developed a photography and editing style. And I’ve really started to find a passion for sharing the hard skills I’ve learned through blogging with others.
I conducted my first reader survey and received nearly 50 helpful responses.
And I’ve grown my social media (Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest) and pageviews to all of the goals I set for myself, and am excited to continue working towards new goals and frontiers and dreams I haven’t even dreamt up yet.
In our culture of business and being busy, we tend to always be working towards the next goal, deadline, or quota. I fall victim to this mindset often, especially in the highly-competitive, hard-working, and power-hungry DC area.
But no matter what I’ve undertaken in life—it’s always been the journey that’s more rewarding than the end goal itself. (Except maybe college graduation day. You can’t beat mimosas at 6 am at your favorite bar with you favorite people, but I digress.) So today—and tomorrow, because I’m not posting then ;]—I’m going to celebrate the journey this far. I’m not sure what the end goal of A Touch of Teal is, and I’m not really sure it matters that I don’t know—because I wouldn’t trade the journey for anything.
Thanks for being a part of it! x
(PS. Yes, I know the tires on my bike are 100% flat. Let’s hope I get some air in them soon so the next part of the journey is a little bit easier to traverse.)
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