Today is my blogoversary. I have thought a lot about this post and what I would say. I am usually very loquacious but somehow this post has me tongue keyboard-tied.
When I started my blog last year, I had no expectation that anyone would read. I had no inkling of the community out there that would embrace and support me. I had no concept of what blogging would add to my life. I had no intention of ever even using my name on here, let alone showing my face. But a funny thing happened on the way to the blogosphere… I realized that the very best part of this whole experience is the connections. And that sometimes connecting is easier with a name. And that sometimes it is easier with a face.
Several readers asked me over the year when they would get to “see” me. In my mind I kept thinking – when I am at my goal weight. But then I realized, as I sit here a year later, still not at that goal weight that I should long ago have reached, that you have all given me so much, this was one small thing I could give you in return. And then my mind went to all the negative thoughts associated with being photographed and how I look and what I would say to qualify the picture, and I cringed. And realized I was being ridiculous.
At first, I intended to have no words here – just the photo. I had nothing to say and at the same time I had a million things to say. I was flummoxed. I was indecisive. I was hesitant. I was feeling exposed. I was irrationally nervous. I was still being ridiculous.
So here I am. Karen. Waisting Time.