A year ago today I wrote my first post here on The Wonderwheel.
I'd been blogging since August 2005 in conjunction with Matt; first on Baxtergarten (chronicling our experience of sending Captain Enthusiasm to kindergarten) and then on Show Me Another City (in which we prepared for and made the move to Chicago).
But after a while it became abundantly clear that I was the big mouth in the family. Furthermore, the more settled we became here, the less I was writing specifically about the transition to our new city, and thus my writing ceased to fit with our blog theme. It was time to move on and set up shop on my own. (And by the way, Matt set up camp over here.)
Writing here for the past year has been a tremendously rewarding experience on so many levels. When I started blogging for the very first time I think I had three readers and they were all related to me, and that was just fine. At that point, having a place to reflect and record it all was a huge positive change. But as time has gone on and the community of readers out there has grown, I have come to value the support, input, and reciprocity of blogging a great deal; not to mention the true friends I have made!
Thanks for sticking with me on this wild ride. I truly appreciate the fact that there are so many of you out there coming back time and time again and for all of the feedback you give me, no matter what I'm sharing from my life.
And so, without further ado...on to Year Two!