Another milestone to mark, or perhaps an excuse to indulge in a red velvet cupcake, one of the few cakes my willpower is powerless against. Looking back on the last year and my foray into the world of blogging, I think one could argue I offered proof that at times I am certifiable. Certainly a sane person would not have chosen to launch their new blog page the same week they were launching a new school year. What was I thinking? It certainly illustrates that if something is important to you, you will find the time regardless of the obstacles. A year later I have learned a lot about the world of blogging and a lot about myself. I am still amazed how week after week I find inspiration to create a post. I am thankful for the kind words of encouragement and appreciation of my two cents that have come from loved ones and strangers alike. I launched this blog as a means to an end, that is to say I was highly encouraged to do so, to brand myself as an author and begin to connect to readers that hopefully will want to read my novels once I get them to publication. However, I soon found the blog to be an end in itself. It has at times fed my soul to pour out my thoughts and has helped clarify for me connections to my own characters and my beloved Charleston and South Carolina. I thank you for reading my ramblings and I promise that if you stick with me over the next year I will try to entertain you, make you think and inspire you to pursue your dreams. Thanks for cheering me on as I pursue mine.