Seven Years Ago…

Seven years ago I started this blog. That’s the longest I’ve stuck with anything.

I had hoped to monetize it to support my animal rescue habit. Things didn’t quite work out that way. Instead I found an avenue of expression that I enjoyed and was pretty good at, if I do say so myself.

Graybie and Yella from 2011

The best part? I got to meet you.

Writing has always given me an outlet. I hesitated to share it because it was so special to me, and I didn’t want it taken away. If you’ve ever suffered with low self-esteem, you know what I mean.

Hissy Fit Jones 2011


Writing prose and poetry is one thing that makes me feel good. Feel proud of myself. I am determined that no one will take that away from me.

The blog has helped me to open up and share myself to others through my writing. It’s sometimes not pretty, but it is always me… even when in the voice of Rumpy or June Buggie. I have a story to tell, and I am working up my courage to tell it.

June Buggie, DeDe and Rumpy, and if you look behind Rumpy lounging on the dog bed, you’ll see Little Girl 2011

I am not the horrible, worthless person that I was led to believe while growing up. I am pretty darn fantastic, and no one will ever again tell me any different.

Thanks for stopping by to share my anniversary, and thanks for supporting me as I grow into the healthy, beautiful woman I deserve to be.



43 thoughts on “Seven Years Ago…

  1. Happy Blogiversary. So glad you stuck with it. So many people who started around the time we did have not (I’m at 8 1/2 years). You are a wonderful writer and I love that your blog is what you want it to be for you and not what anyone else would tell you to do. It’s a good example to everyone who has ever been bullied by their blog.

  2. Happy Blogging Anniversary!! I always enjoy your posts and I’m glad you have kept writing and I’m hoping you continue. It’s great to know you enjoy it!

  3. We love this post! Congratulations on seven years (wow!) of blogging … we are happy you’ve stuck with it, because we think you’re pretty darn great. : )

  4. happy blogoversary… it’s unbelievable what happened since we started blogging… I think with writing and with sharing so much things they became more real…. and more intensive … sadly that counts for the sad things too… sigh…

  5. Wow, I must have found your blog the same year you started it. So many moves & jobs over that time – to meet the needs of all your fur family. I love watching your journey, your strength & your resilience.

  6. Happy Blogoversary!!! We love reading your posts and you do a great job everytime. We love that writing makes you feel good and that you really enjoy it. Hope we get to read and see many more of your posts in the near future. Thanks for sharing the photos. and thank you for all your hard work. Have a great day.

  7. Thank you for being here Jen! Your posts give me something to think about, a new perspective sometimes, and and brighten my day. Love seeing all your furry friends! Keep blogging!

  8. So glad you stuck with it! I have enjoyed your blog for several years now, and hope to continue to see your posts. Congratulations!

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