What a Difference a Year Makes!

Today marks the 1st Anniversary of my Very First Blog Post!

I can hardly believe it has already been a year, and yet SO much has happened!

This time last year I was just getting back in the swing of NYC life after working a three month contract away from my husband, which was shortly followed by heading off on a 2-week European vacation (really our delayed honeymoon). I was settling back into my role as a wife, and crossing my fingers and toes as we began trying to get pregnant.

I was feeling wishy washy about my dance career and how to go about the next phase of life as we began trying to start a family. Do I keep dancing? Do I start another career and keep quiet about my pregnancy plans? What if I don’t get pregnant for a year – or ever? What if I have terrible morning sickness? I was spinning in circles trying to predict the future.

A visit from dear friends changed the course of everything when I discussed my conundrum with them. By the end of the weekend, they gave me the confidence and conviction that I could and should launch a blog. (Shelly – I owe you BIG time!).

This blog was born as a combination of my personal (and often comedic) home improvement adventures, a love of HGTV Magazine, and a desperate craving for a fix from my favorite blog that decided to call it quits (YoungHouseLove.com).

In the past year TickledinNYC has become my creative outlet, a wonderfully convenient excuse to continue updating and beautifying our home, a way for me to lose myself (for hours) in my writing, and most unexpectedly a valued connection with friends, acquaintances, family, and strangers.

Now, more than ever, I find myself itching not only to write and create something, but to connect with people. (In case you don’t know, it can get pretty lonely taking care of a newborn baby). As Kip and I just marked the end of the fourth-trimester (I know – look it up if you think I’m nuts) I hope that I will be able to re-establish my blogging schedule and and DIY schemes to share my adventures more frequently with all of you.

Thank you for you patience as I learned the ropes, shared countless posts with terrible pre-blog intentioned photos, wrote poorly through secret morning sickness headaches, and took too many weeks off when life got hectic or I lost my inspiration. I’ve truly loved getting to share a part of myself with you!

I don’t have a project for you today, but I recently added a “Post Nursery Apt” tab under the Then/Now heading. Check it out if you want to see a few pretty pictures of the living room and nursery.

I’ll be celebrating with an extra iced coffee today, you should too!288c610898fff97fc9828ccfa36b987a

Source: The House that Lars Built