Celebrating Five

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I wanted to write about this fun milestone yesterday, but the flu came in and stole my motivation :) However, I just can't let the weekend go by without celebrating a bit!

Walk Slowly, Live Wildly turned FIVE years old yesterday! I posted my very first blog on March 11, 2006. I still remember sitting on our red couch at the house in Des Moines...trying to decide what to name it. Back in those days, MySpace with the "cool place" to be and the blogosphere was still just a child. It's crazy how much has changed in 5 years!

This blog has opened so many doors for friendship and new experiences. In fact, our initial tour around the country was originally a "let's go meet blog readers" tour...and it's such a blessing to know so many of you in person! I honestly can't imagine my life without the friends I have met online. I would venture to say that the majority of the people I interact with on a day to day basis and those who inspire me the most were once "strangers" I met online.

This online space we have created...it's quite an amazing web of interconnectedness.

As part of the celebration, I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment just to say hello and tell me a little about yourself! But beyond that, I would love to hear any stories you have about:

  • Online friendships turned "real life" friendships
  • Online communities that have changed you forever
  • Any "remember when" moments or experiences you and I have had together in real life  :)

It's one of my dreams to someday gather all of my friends for a big weekend retreat...wouldn't that be amazing? But for now...we'll just have a little party right here :)

Stay tuned for some really fantastic celebration giveaways in the next couple of weeks!