One Year [ j ] anniversary!bran
This Friday marks the one year anniversary of my first janny: organically. blog post! For those of you who've been reading since day one....I'm sorry. Ha :)
When I started this journey, I was driven by a desire to share information, and to this day, that is still my driving force. Whether I'm discussing the toxicity of ingredients, corporations or environment, I am emotionally charged to help others arm themselves with information and advocate for their health in a world full of deception and misinformation.
Because my posts range from light-hearted product reviews, to complicated health issues, to raw parenting moments and even those controversial topics, my blog has nuzzled itself into the 'Lifestyle' category, of which I'm absolutely thrilled.
Moving forward, you can continue to count on me researching a variety of topics and sharing my findings. I want to be as relatable and approachable as I can on all topics such as health, motherhood and wife-life. I want to be a source of help or comfort or voice for those who feel helpless, unmotivated or uninformed.
I've shared parts of myself without regret...why? Because of this:
The first e-mail I shared at the top left was from a reader with PCOS struggling with infertility and acne. She just emailed me this morning to tell me our conversations on how to regulate her hormones and blood sugar ultimately allowed her to get pregnant! How amazing is that?!
When I get to read emails and stories like this, I realize how thankful I am for the struggles I used to let consume me. Not only did God change me through them, but he didn't allow me to waste them. He allowed me to share my experience so that others could benefit. That's all I can ask for.
I'm amazed, overjoyed and thoroughly thankful for the community of wonderful men and women I've discovered during this process. Many have inspired me become a better version of myself as a wife, mom, friend and blogger, such as:
Beauty And Wellness Leaders
Josh from Josh Rosebrook
Leah from Leahlani Skin Care
Lauren from Innersense Organic Beauty
Jeannie from Spa Heroes
Terri from Integrity Botanicals
Alison from Branch Basics
Suzi from Gurl Gone Green
Molly from Maison Pur
Amanda from The Organic Bunny
Jessie from Hello My Love
Julie from Let's Talk About Green
Laura from Laura's Natural Life
Last but not least, Mari from The Goofy Mermaid, who has been a true gift. She has blessed me with prayer, wisdom, encouragement, support and genuine friendship which I cherish deeply.
Naturally, I'm so stoked that my family and friends who've not only hung in there with me but been my biggest cheerleaders and support system, all the while being a continued source of inspiration.
And also you, those who have continually read, shared, commented and e-mailed; you all are FANtastic. I can only pray I am able to retain your readership (that can't be a word) with new and riveting topics. I have some exciting things to share with you all soon!
For now I'd like to show my appreciation to my readers with a little giveaway!
To say thank you, you get a chance to win an incredible giveaway box of some favorite clean goodies worth over $150, featuring the brands:
Meow Meow Tweet
Tsi La Organics
Just let me know in the comments below what your favorite post or topic has been! Head over to my instagram page for more chances to win! Winner will be picked on janniversary day (aka 8/14/15).
Congrats Erin, Firefly Fields Living!