Left: A year ago I created my first post on what I called “dakotabee.wordpress.com“. I had read that you should always have some meat on your blog bones before unleashing it into the world, so I kept it under wraps until there were Five. Whole. Posts. It was torture! But once it was ready, I held it up like Rafiki held Simba over Pride Rock for everyone to see. I was terrified and very proud of my newborn blog. Now, exactly a year later, it’s totally become a part of me. It holds memories and words and thoughts that I otherwise might have lost and I’m crazy about the way it connects me to other people. State & Occupation has been viewed over 11,000 times and I’d like to say thank you if 1, 10 or 100 of those clicks were yours. I’d write even if no one read- but my heart is so happy when you do. ♥
Middle: This week I had a thought. Tim and I took a trip veeery early on in our relationship for Valentines Day. We went to the mountains on a whim. We bought fudge, took naps and drank coffee (he took his black, which I recall thinking was very classy and handsome and cool). I wore a sea-foam green coat with dark orange mittens and ate a candy apple. We blew off most plans that involved us leaving the hotel. We listened to the same song on repeat. We said “I love you”.
And then: we kicked ourselves all the way home for not taking any pictures.
But then this week, a year and a half later- I had a thought. I’m glad there are no pictures. I don’t want my memories of that snowy weekend in the mountains altered in any way. If I don’t remember it quite right, that’s fine by me. Because it’s a memory that makes me endlessly happy to revisit exactly the way it is.
Right: Every so often my face pops up around here, but I realized there’s a totally real possibility that a reader who misses a post here and there might not actually know what I look like. And, if I’m ever gonna get chased down on the street by adoring fans, I figure I better make sure you all do! (Hehe) So that’s me- I have blonde hair, I sleep with the TV on, I have a really messy signature, my nickname is Dak and I’m scared of burglars.
Wishing everyone a morning full of coffee, birthday cake and confetti.