Just under five years ago (April 2013), I came home from work after a particularly bad day, created a WordPress account and hastily wrote a very short introductory post entitled ‘Stuff.’
I have a lot of stuff. When I first moved down to Birmingham to start my degree everything that I owned could be fit into the back of a Ford Escort. Now, almost twelve years later, I own everything I have except the shell of the house that I live in. This blog is an attempt to sort out the stuff that I have surrounded myself with for years… And I’m not just referring to the physical objects that are in the house…
And that’s exactly what this blog helped me to do… sort my stuff out. It has been the biggest influence in almost every aspect of life, allowing me to change my career path, discover new goals and talents, experience places and things that I could have only dreamed of in my previous existence, understand myself better, calm my demons, re-establish estranged relationships and has introduced me to some of the most inspiring, creative and incredible people from all over the world both online and in person that I would never have have the privilege to get to know otherwise. Instead of filling my house with half-finished journals, it has been my online diary and record of the unbelievable highs and struggles of my life: getting engaged and married to The Bloke, welcoming The Squidge (my niece) into the world, watching as the important people in my life get married and have children, quitting my teaching job, travel, food, reviews, hosting workshops, winning the Best Overall Blog at the Annual Bloggers Bash in London…
I only told one friend when I first started writing – I showed her one of my posts during a meal at a pizza restaurant after I’d gained about 10 followers while my heart was beating out of my chest, and after she gave me a positive reaction and boosted my confidence we had a conversation about what I could achieve with it.
“You could get a million views!” I remember her saying, and I laughed at the prospect.
And today, that’s exactly what happened – this little piece of the internet had it’s MILLIONTH VIEW…
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read, share, tweet, pin, advise, support… I couldn’t have done it without you!
Here’s to the next million!
Congratulations, Suzie! What a milestone! Well-deserved!
Thanks so much Noelle!
Blimey! That’s a whopper number – congrats and keep it coming x 😊
Thank you – I’ll do my best haha!
Congrats!! This is literally incredible – what an achievement. Although, you truly deserve it! ❤
Wow! Congratulations! You work so hard. 🍀💚☘️✨
You’re most welcome. ❤️
Congratulations, I can see how it changed your career goals. What an awesome journey you’re on!
Thanks so much Ivy!
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Congrats, Suzie! I had a similar experience. I’m yet to hit a million views, of course, I started much later than you started blogging but it has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. Keep blogging and keep inspiring!
Thanks so much, really appreciate it!
You are welcome, Suzie 😃
Truly brilliant Suz, well done. You should be very proud. Xx
That is an incredible achievement! Congratulations.
More power to you women! Your words really are powerful 😍
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Many compliments…..:)….keep it up….and inspire us…
What an achievement! Congratulations 👍
Wow! well done you!
WOW! Congratulations. This is so wonderful. ❤
Well done suzie! I started at the same time (roughly) needless to say you’ve well and truly trumped me and deservedly so 🙂
I looked and I’ve got about 22k views… How the hell have you got a million? It must be pure awesomeness 🙂
Congratulations!! I hope one day I’ll get that far with my blog too.
Thanks lovely, and thank you for all your support!
My pleasure! 🙂
High five, Suzie! Such an amazing accomplishment. Cheers to you! 🙂
Congrats, Suzie. I still remember reading your posts when you’re still a teacher. Way to go. Nothing is impossible.
Thanks so much lovely! Can you believe it has been 3 years since I resigned?
I’m looking forward to helping contribute to the next million! Congratulations!
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