One Year

I can hardly believe it.  One year ago today, with shaky hands and pounding heart , I nervously hit the Publish Post button on my first blog post.  I look back at that first post and smile.  I remember how scared I was.  How insecure I felt about putting myself out there.  How unsure I was about what I was really doing.

If I would have known then, what I know now, I would have started years ago.  Running Chatter has changed my life.

Perhaps that seems strange.  It’s true, though.  Running Chatter has been my therapy.  The blog has helped me through some of the most difficult trials I’ve faced to date and it has helped me to feel more comfortable in my skin. Even more, though, Running Chatter has helped me to celebrate the simple things.  To open my eyes and see the beautiful in the mundane and the extraordinary in the ordinary.  Since coming to this little space, I view the world differently.  I view life differently. 

I never thought I would keep it up this long.  But here I am, one year and 220 posts later, and I just want to say thank you. 

Thank you for coming to this little space and welcoming me from the very beginning.  Thank you for following along and commenting on my musings each week.  This community has become an important part of my life. Thank you for supporting me, encouraging me, commiserating and laughing with me.

One year ago I had no idea where this blog was going. . . or if it would go anywhere.  Today, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I am better because of it. 

I just wanted to take a moment on this one year birthday of Running Chatter to say from the bottom of my heart. . . Thank You.  I am honored by your reading, commenting, and following.  I hope that  you will continue to come back to my little corner of the web and read, comment, and enjoy the scenery. 

Have a wonderful weekend, Friends!

  • mommathieszen - July 8, 2011 - 11:44 am

    Summer, although I haven't been "with" you on here from the very beginning, I am so blessed to be on here with you now. I feel as though we're kindred spirits and forever BASIC sisters! : ) Your words have a richness and realness the Lord is using to make others reflect and love on. One of these days I hope God will bring us back together for a face to face chat, but until then, just know I'm reading on here faithfully simply to feel as though I've had that face to face chat with someone I consider a dear soul and friend. The Lord bless you, Summer, and Chad and the kids too!ReplyCancel

  • lisa - July 8, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    THANK YOU!! You have made my world a happier more inspired place because of your beautiful way that you share of your heart and soul!


  • Trophy Life - July 8, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    LOVE this picture. a LOT.

    sooooooo glad that you staked your space on the WWW!!! life has not been the same since, and for the better. love you.ReplyCancel

  • Adopted aunt - July 8, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    First great pic! Happy birthday and thank you for Shari g from your heart and changing my world too. You have been such an I spiration to me. Love you. One day I will be reading your book! You are a truly gifted person and it's wonderful o see where God has taken you.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie - July 9, 2011 - 2:22 am

    Happy Bloggerversary! I have wanted to start a blog so many times, to document this wonderful life, to share with my girls, to read and remember all of it. But I have yet to get the courage to start. Would people read, would I actually want them to read…well, now I am just starting to sound neurotic. So instead I read other blogs and am happy I stumbled on to yours. Anyhoo, you are brave and your blog is great. Bravo.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - July 9, 2011 - 8:47 am

    I am just really relieved I uncovered this website! You are so right!!
    I wish the rest will just think similar to us! Stick to the excellent blog posts I'm reading your site now heheReplyCancel

  • Summer - July 9, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I am honored. . .

    @ Marcie. . . you should take the plunge–it's worth it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - July 9, 2011 - 10:48 pm

    For the last six months I have started each day with your blog. I look forward to it. I used to start my day with the news but that is just too depressing. Your blog lifts my spirits. You are a talented writer who can bring excitement to everyday activities. Your children will cherish your writings some day. It will be one of the best gifts that they could ever receive. Thank you for bringing joy into our lives!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - July 10, 2011 - 10:04 pm

    Anonymous–Thank you. . . from the bottom of my heart. Your words mean more to me than you can know.ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - July 18, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    I missed your blog birthday!

    Summer, I can say from the bottom of my hear that I LOVE that you have this blog. I love it. I love it. It's been so incredible to read your innermost thoughts and to be able to relate, cry and empathize with you.

    Love you girl. Thanks for giving us a little extra special part of you.ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *