I realized the other day that exactly a year ago today I started this blog. I sat at my computer on a lazy Sunday afternoon eating toast topped with huckleberry jam I'd bought the day before at the Missoula farmers market. I loved the way the light streamed into my small little bedroom I rented while I was in school. My computer sat by the window, where I spent most of my time if I wasn't in class. 

I started the blog so that friends and family back home could see the pictures I was taking and track the adventures that happened along the way. 56 followers and hundreds of anonymous readers later, it has become WAY more than I ever could of imagined. It's served in place of my website, connected me with people all over the country, been a constant outlet for creativity, and motivated me to keep on trucking because, well, people are watching after all. And I LOVE that!

So this is me saying thank you. Thank YOU. All of you that read this. Thank you for stopping by every day, every week. Thanks for the lovely comments. And thanks for supporting what I do. Because sometimes it doesn't feel like I'm doing anything. And then I realize how many people are watching and sometimes quite moved by what I say or a photograph I take.

So if you're reading this, leave a comment! Let me know you you are, especially if we haven't met yet. And if you haven't done so already, become a follower! Because, well, there's no reason why you shouldn't be. Especially if you fancy yourself here often :)

Happy blogging! And happy Monday!