Part of me feels shocked that it's been that long, and the other part can't remember a time where I didn't learn something and instantly start forming a blog post in my heart.
First of all, THANK YOU.
Without you, reader, Grace In Everything couldn't have done what it's done. And what has Grace In Everything done, you ask? Let me tell you:
Two Years Later: Grace In Everything changed my life.
It changed how I viewed the lessons God teaches me. I started looking for them and seeking to interpret them into thoughts and words that others, and mainly I, could understand. God made me so much more aware of life through blogging.
It changed how I used my gifts. If you can't tell, I have the spiritual gift of teaching, and this little blog offered me chances to discover how to use this gift to help people, even as they helped me.
It changed how I spent my time. Because, SPOILER ALERT, blogging takes time. I've struggled with this a few times (I'm sure you noticed). Sometimes I didn't have the time to properly blog, but I've learned about time management and also how to write up a blog post in one night!
It changed my major. I went into college majoring in marketing because that was the useful, practical thing to do. I liked business, but it didn't feel like me. That's when I discovered mass communications. My experience with blogging and enjoyment of connecting with the "masses" prompted me to change my major to what I now LOVE.
Two Years Later: I wrote some fun posts.
In these two years, I published 108 posts, so picking a favorite is near impossible. (Like, trying to decide my top five almost hurt physically.) Buuut here a few that I'm pretty darn proud of:
I often go back to this post myself when I'm struggling to know what to do next.
This post documents my adventure dancing at AAB in New York two summers ago. Man, I learned so much then!
I poured out my deepest struggle here, and it was hard. It was hard to face the facts and tell others how I struggle. It was worth it, though, because Jesus shines through me, and in Him, my weakness is strength.
I love outfit posts, but my fashion testimony in this one made it a favorite!
Guys, this post freed me so much. It freed me to be me.
Not mentioned but still treasured are almost every other post I've published. Nbd.
Two Years Later: I met some cool people.
Whenever life steals me away from blogging, I feel something missing. And no, it's not the sound of fingers typing on a keyboard (school essays will never let me forget that noise). It's the friends that I've made through blogging. Y'all really make it worthwhile.
Grace, like, I blog for you. You are such a good friend that you deserve your own post of appreciation.
Erin, I think I've finally gotten over how weird it is that God teaches us the same things at the same time. God is just cool like that.
Emily, you make my heart smile.
Abbie, you never cease to inspire me.
Olivia, you are the coolest.
Madison, I didn't even know someone could do that with fashion until you showed me.
There are so many other people too. Really, every person that has commented, messaged, or contacted Grace In Everything is a blessing to me and the blog, so thank you.
Two Years Later: I did some cool things.
Paper Comets Magazine. I was a part of a AWESOME collaboration that put together an online magazine! Shout-out to Abigail and Ava for making this happen! A bunch of spectacular people designed pages focused on different inspiring words, so you should check it out.
Burning Youth. Speaking of awesome collaborations, I am a part of the Burning Youth community. Katie and Abbiee started a fabulous network of bloggers who have a thing or two to say about life. Yes, I haven't posted in a while, but that's about to change. But seriously, if you want some inspiration, go check it out.
Instagram. I went out and started an Instagram account for Grace In Everything, and it's been fun! Give your girl a follow.
Facebook. Yes, Facebook still exists. Plus, it's been very useful in promoting Grace In Everything. Like the page!
Twitter. Sometimes I'm funny. Most of the time, I just quote my sisters.
Two Years Later: I'm looking forward to another two years
For the next two years, I have some fun things planned, like...
A YouTube Channel! I'm in the process of starting a YouTube Channel dedicated to my Disney Adventure! It's called Hannah's Disney Adventure- Grace in Disney World. (See what I did there?)
More posts about college life and tips on how to survive. Many of you are in college or about to start, so I'm going to post more about how thrive and enjoy college!
More posts about beauty and body image. This is one of my most passionate topics, so expect more Edition 139 posts.
A new look! I'm learning how to code websites, and I've already started on creating a face lift for Grace In Everything!
Comment below if you remember anything from this rediculously long post! (Since it's my blogiversary, I'll allow myself a bit of grace here.) What's one of your favorite posts from Grace In Everything? Are you as excited for these next two years?
AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! GRACE IN EVERYTHING WOULDN'T BE HERE WITHOUT ALL OF Y'ALL!!!! So much love to each and every one of you <3 div="">