It's Monday! For some of you this is your first Monday of summer vacation. For others, like the teachers in my district, still have a few Mondays left. If you're just starting out your summer vacation, I hope you are off to a relaxing start! Those of you not quite done yet, stay strong the summer is almost here!!
Since it's Monday in the summer, that means I am linking up with Monica from I Heart Grade 3 for her Weekly Summer Link Up! Last week we talked about our Summer Goals! I have so many, but I chose four to talk about!
As you can see, this week we are linking up to talk about why we started blogging. I have had my little blog since July of 2013, so my blog is getting ready to celebrate its second birthday! In order to prep myself for this post, I went back and read the very first thing I ever posted on my blog. It brought back a lot of memories! Back then my blog looked a lot different! I wish I had a picture of how it used to look, but I can't find one. I know that everything on it was designed by myself after watching hours and hours of tutorial videos on YouTube and any other blogs I could find!
The summer I decided to start my blog was the summer before I began my third year as a kindergarten teacher. Two years before I was teaching fourth grade! Quite the jump, right?? I was just starting to feel comfortable as a kindergarten teacher. Instead of feeling like I was constantly drowning, I finally felt as if I was treading water with my head held high! I decided that would be a good time to venture into the world of blogging! I had started my TPT store not long before, and I wanted a way to get my name out there. I though that blogging would be a good way to do that.
Check out this old sale sign I made <no, it's not for a sale this year>. I remember that I made it in Notebook software, which is how I started out making my activities. When I moved over to using PowerPoint, I never looked back! Just goes to show how you live, learn, and make changes!
Thinking about starting my blog is bittersweet for me. I was so proud of myself for getting it off the ground and working so hard to make it something worth reading. I remember how proud my mom was of me, and how she was my very first follower. I also remember how a little over a month after I started my blog, my mom died unexpectedly. What an incredible blow that was. However, I know she is still proud of how far I have come since that hot summer day in July!
Click on the image above of my very first blog button and you'll be able to go back and read my very first blog post! So many life changing events have occurred since I started this blog, but I am so glad that I am on this journey!
Want to link up and talk about why you started blogging? Just click on the Weekly Summer Link Up schedule to head over to I Heart Grade 3 and read about why we started blogging!
P.S. - You can still come over and link up to my Spotlight Saturday linky party! Come read all about it and Spotlight something awesome for us!