Gerry just reminded me that today marks my 11th blogiversary. Yes, I have been oversharing my life and experiences on unsweetened.ca for 11 years as of today.
11 years ago I had only just gotten my first digital camera.
11 years ago I was headed up to Ottawa to start a 3 month stint working there on CheapEats Ottawa.
11 years ago I was using a very basic cell phone that couldn’t take photos, connect to the internet and as it turned out didn’t have roaming features that let me make local calls in Ottawa. (Discovered that when the $350+ phone bill arrived to much swearing.)
11 years ago I was writing to share little updates and observations in my life with Gerry, which I had previously been sharing via a daily postcard while I was working out of town.
11 years ago many of the people I consider dear friends hadn’t even crossed my path yet.
11 years ago many of the people I consider dear friends were solidly in my life and I’m delighted that so many of them are still around.
11 years ago social media wasn’t really a thing and staying in touch was much harder.
11 years ago I had no idea what I was stepping into when I started sharing my life, my stories and and my world through blogging. It has opened doors, built friendships, developed businesses; made me stretch, grow and learn.
I do hope the ride has been as interesting for you as it has been for me.
Thank you all for reading along, commenting as you go and joining in the slightly chaotic experience that is unsweetened.ca