Happy First Birthday, Spikes and Stardust!!

Today this beautiful, evolving space is one year old!! That seems CRAZY to me, that 365 days ago I hit "publish" on my first post. I've blogged before this, but I've never stuck with it in the same way. I attended The Blogcademy last August (there's actually a reunion brunch a-brewing for this weekend!) and had my world rocked by Kat, Gala, and Shauna. Spikes and Stardust has travelled with me to France, Spain, Greece, England and Ireland, as well as housed explorations of my own city, Austin. I've met so many incredible women this year alone, have grown as a blogger and a person, and I look on this space as a chronicle of the past year of my life.

I've been a bit slower in updating recently, partly because I'm stepping back to truly go through Bright-Eyed and Blog-Hearted, partly because I moved into my first apartment, and am trying to find routine and order in the chaos of beginning school again. But today is a momentous occasion, and I wouldn't miss it for the world!

So, I want to thank you.

You are the one who makes this possible, who reads the things that are put here, in this space.

You are the one that shows up, who allows the connection to happen.

I am so, utterly, completely, soul-deep grateful to you.

Thank you for sticking around for a whole year.

(I promise there are many more coming!)