Three Years Old

Three years ago tomorrow I launched this blog.

I'm three tshirt

That first post is still my favorite of all that I’ve ever written. It feels just as true to me now as when I wrote it – more than 300 posts later.

In my first post I talked about how different my life was then versus five years before. Even in these three years, so much has changed for me:

  • Canning is now a favorite past time. Before this blog I’d never even tried it – and was even a little afraid of the process.
  • I proudly count myself back in the ranks of readers.
  • My disaster  instincts are getting better and better thanks to my CERT training.

My work situation is also dramatically different from when I started in this space – expect a post on that coming soon.

I think our brains are hard-wired to sense change more than sameness. Many of the most important parts of my life remain wonderfully constant: DH2U and I have been together for 4 1/2 years; I have a wonderful group of friends and family who I know I can both laugh and cry with; and despite some little annoying things, my health is giving me the ability to pursue my search for meaning in life.

This blog has become a vital part of my sanity. Can you believe that I haven’t missed a post in three years?!?!?! I am no closer to answering the “Now What?” question, but now I am starting to wonder if there is a definitive answer… or if I’d really want to know it if there is! If someone where to hand me life’s answer key, would I look?

As cliched as it is, the journey is fantastic. Okay, not every day. like sobbing in my car at work, but on the whole it definitely beats the alternative!

What changes have you noticed in your life over the last few years? or  Would you want to know life’s secrets in advance?

4 thoughts on “Three Years Old”

  1. Happy blog birthday! Life is full of change, isn’t it? I read your first post and I love it. Reminds me a lot of my first few and why I started my blog – now two years ago. Glad to have found you and yours!

    In the last five years…oh so many changes. Too many to begin. Even in the last two, life has been such a series of events and changes. I’m the same person and yet a very different version of that person than I was five or even two years ago. No, I don’t think I’d want to know life’s secrets. For starters – where’s the fun? But also, if you knew how things would turn out, consider what you might decide to differently…what you might miss. I’d rather not know and deal with it as it comes flying at me. I think sometimes that’s how we learn who we are and what we’re made of.


    1. Congratulations for keeping up your blog for two years now!

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that wouldn’t want to know the answer to life’s secrets. How boring would that be? Plus, as you mentioned, we might miss out on really cool experiences because we knew that life path wasn’t going to ultimately lead us where we want to go.


  2. Happy Birthday Tammy! Three is one of my favorite ages – and I’ve enjoyed a lot of the journey with you. And no! I would NOT want to know future events – I think it’s important we learn to move through life and make choices that come, eventually, from wisdom and patience and knowing ourselves.

    Here’s to many more writing/blogging/self-discovery times ahead.


    1. It’s fun to watch the blog develop. Sometimes it feels like it has a life of its own. I love how you have morphed your blog over the past 3 years to better fit you.


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