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Saturday, July 9, 2011

One Year Blog Birthday




I just returned from a three day trip to Chicago that was a celebration of a birthday milestone for me.
I am also celebrating a one year birthday of my blog. When I began this journey, I did not know where it will take me. I was working through feelings of grief that were difficult after losing both my parents. I found an outlet to write once again. I also found a community that was supportive and wonderful. I want to take a moment and say thank you for the friendship you extended to me here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I am grateful for the support. I am excited to continue this adventure with you.
Thank you !

42 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday :)
    That looks yummy...

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  2. Thank you, Corinne.
    It was as yummy as it looks. :)

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  3. yay! happy birthday! and happy blogoversary! I dont know where I would be today without the people I have met online. glad to have met you as well....smiles.

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  4. Happy Blog Birthday, Ayala! I miss Chicago. I grew up in the suburbs. I'm sure it was wonderful. It's been great getting to know you recently :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! and a very happy blogoversary! Just hit my one year mark last month. It has definitely been a very exciting and encouraging experience.

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  6. Thank you, Brian. It has been a great pleasure meeting you here and reading your great work. Thanks, for the support and friendship. :)

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  7. Thank you, Lori. Chicago was great. It's been great getting to know you. :)

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  8. Thank you, Petrina. Congratulations on hitting your one year mark. It is exciting and there is such creativity and support in this community !

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  9. Happy Birthday!! I'm so glad I found you in the bloggy universe ~ you continually inspire me and what you write gets me thinking. Glad you got to celebrate your milestone in a way that was special to you!

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  10. wow ayala -that's great! happy birthday..the blogworld is a great place to be..i have a bit more than a year already and so thankful that i started the blog...i never had met so many great people otherwise..

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  11. Thank you, Adrienne. It was really special, my husband surprised me and flew my son from the day. And my son arranged to take the time off his hospital rotation, which was not easy for him to do.

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  12. Thank you, Claudia. I feel like the blog world has so many great people. So glad that I got to meet you here.

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  13. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on one year blogging. I love Chicago...to visit, that is!

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  14. Thank you, Victoria. It was my first time in Chicago and I have to say that I loved it. :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Ayala! Wishing you love, happiness and cupcakes today and always.

    Congrats on your one year! I am so grateful that I've met you in the blogosphere. Your words have provided me comfort. Thank You. xoxo

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  16. Happy birthday! I am very grateful that we met and I hope our connection will last a very long time. I too found an outlet in writing after my parents passed on and Blogging helped reap the benefits of it. The support is amazing.

    Happy for you Ayala! Hope your continued blogging reaps many more blessing for you.

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  17. ★ Hคþþყ ུ βɨrȶђdძყ! ★ How wonderful!

    Ayala, So sorry for your loss...I find writing down your feelings can be a very cathartic experience. Here's to the beginning of another great adventure...

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  18. Rudri, thank you for the beautiful wishes. It has been a pleasure getting to know you, and as you know your words have brought me comfort as well. xoxo.

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  19. Thank you, Hope. I've been wondering how you are- so happy to see you. I am grateful for meeting you and I hope that we stay connected for a long long time. Thank you for all your good wishes.

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  20. Thank you, Helena . Writing has helped me in so many ways and the support was incredible !

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  21. Happy Birthday~

    Happy Blog Birthday~

    Here's to more beautiful writings ~

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  22. happy birthday, and happy blog birthday! so glad you got to take a trip to celebrate (i'm from the chicago area originally, and i still love that town.) and i'm equally glad to have met you through blogging!

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I'm sorry to hear that your blog journey started with a sad purpose, but glad to hear you found support. Happy birthday!

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  24. Thank you, Leslie. And it's been great meeting you. :)

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  25. Thank you, Mama Robin. I appreciate it !

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  26. happy birthday my friend!

    Warmest Salad

    Luke

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  27. Happy birthday and happy blogiversary, Ayala! And thank you for the gift of words that you've shared with us this year.

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  28. Thank you, Luke. Best wishes to you as well!

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  29. Thank you, Kristen. It has been an incredible year and I am grateful that you were a part of it.

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  30. Congratulations on your first blogging year! I'm so glad to know you and to read your words here. :)

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  31. Happy Blogiversary! I hope there's cake, and not just the virtual kind. =>

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  32. Thank you, Melissa. Thank you for hosting the great Six word Fridays.
    :-)

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  33. Thank you, Stacia. Yes, definitely cake ;-)

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  34. I'm sorry for your loss (read your comment on ILI). I too lost my father and know writing has been cathartic. I'm sorry your parents didn't get to see your beautiful writing, or maybe they did.

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  35. Thank you, Lauren. I am so sorry for your loss. The sadness never quite leaves. Actually, my dad was my first fan. He was a writer among other things, and he would always love to read my writing.

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  36. Oh my goodness! I'm so glad I saw this post -- I just realized that I missed celebrating my one-year blogoversary on July 2nd!

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