Happy Six Years, SurvivingChaos!

When I logged on to wordpress today I had a notification with this adorable little icon:

Apparently I have been wordpress-ing (is that a thing?) for six years. 
I remember starting wordpress thinking maybe I could dive into the public blogging world, then getting too nervous to put myself out there. I met a few people along the way who helped me through the anxiety, even though it’s still there sometimes. Most of my earlier posts on my old blog are now private since I went self hosted, but I still have them and look back on them. Often I reflect on how much things have changed, how much I have changed over the course of the years.  I do this with my private blog on livejournal as well. It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come. I’ve come far along my blogging path, but I’ve still got miles to go and much to learn. I’m thankful for those who have taken the time to help encourage me along the way.