Every new year, we always try to kick things off on Yow Yow! with a lot of strong content. There are posts that are traditional for us that we look forward to like our yearly roundup of favorite things, our stats to look back on how we did the previous year, and celebrating Yow Yow!’s birthday. We didn’t do any of those this year among others and we have an explanation for that – though I’m not sure if it’s a good one.
I recently went through a pretty major life change. It has allowed me to be able to post regularly the way we have been for the last month, but not spend as much time on the other posts like we normally would. I’m not quite ready to talk about this change yet, but we will soon. In fact, we may even have a mini series about it, which I’m excited to share! Everything is going to be okay. :)
Yow Yow! has always taken a backseat to my life and I’ve struggled with that over the few years, but I’ve had to be realistic about my situation. I worked incredibly hard for my education and it’s something that my family has supported me on so it only made sense for me to make my career my first priority. With that said, I’m so proud of this little project that started out of my freshman dorm room! (We’re changing the subject now by the way) I wanted to celebrate Yow Yow’s! 8th birthday with a mini photo series just like last year and this time with cake, but we’re just going to write this simple post instead. Eight years is a long time. I’ve raised a child in the form of a blog. I can’t wait to someday look back on Yow Yow! and remember those moments in my life – where I graduated college, got my first job, and moved to California. For those of you who were my college classmates and are still following along, thank you for watching me grow up and coming along for this ride.
If I’m being really honest, I thought that Yow Yow! was going to end after I graduated from college. It seemed like the right time to wrap things up. But there were people in my life that encouraged me to continue with it (and I wanted to also!) Yow Yow! continues to be the longest standing thing in my life that I have never given up on and I’m pretty proud of that not only because of how long the average lifespan of a blog actually is, but because as a kid, I was such a quitter! Every sport, the time I wanted to act in our school’s play, my college newspaper… these things couldn’t stick for me, but this did. I’m excited, but nervous to share with you the next step in my life. I couldn’t imagine sharing it anywhere else other than Yow Yow!