3 Years, Thank You So Very Much!!!


3 years..... Can y'all believe it? 3 years of dreaming, imagining, and growing through this blog

To think I almost left at one time, had a goodbye post written out, man the tears that I shed that day. I thought I had to, it felt as though I had to do it. That I had no choice but to grow up and move on. You have no clue how thankful I am that I never hit "post".

This blog changed my life, and I've grown and learned so SO much in these past 3 years...

I found out who I was as a person and writer,

I learned that growing up doesn't mean losing who you are and the childlike wonder you have when you look at your dolls.

I've watched people pass through my life, some stay, and some have gone their own path, but I'm thankful for each one of them and the things they taught me.

I've survived so much, dang y'all when God says He will give you strength He gives you STRENGTH! I used to see myself as this emotional fragile little girl. That I'd never had the strength to stand up for myself and do things that took extreme courage. When I did, when I faced fears head on no matter what would happen, and walked away with my head held high and finally said "No", I surprised myself. Even found myself at the same time. I will always remember my mom saying to me, "I always knew you were stronger than you believed you were, I'm glad you can finally see it too." 

I made it out of a situation that many don't have the courage to escape from. I made it out with hope and excitement for the future, and I was only able to because of answered prayers and God's grace.

I learned some ugly truths in the past 3 years, but I'll always chose ugly truths over pretty lies.

I learned you should never loose yourself for this world, you were never meant to be conformed by it (Romans 12:2)

Realized that being normal is overrated XD (Which is where the ADU slogan came from, "Why fit in, when you can stand out?"

I discovered so many passions I never knew I had, and tried so many new things.

In times when it was obvious that only hate was felt towards me, I learned to reply in love even when it was hard.

Sometimes in life it's worth fighting and not backing down, but it's important to know when the fight isn't worth it, and walk away before it destroys you or leads your anger to do something you'll regret.

When life gives you a run for your money, when Satan kicks you to the ground, there is always a hand ready to pick you back up, grab His hand my friend, and grasp it tight.

What does all of this have to do with my blog and all of you? Well, you were apart of my story. You took part in making me who I am today! You all helped me overcome my fear of showing others my stories and writing, you even helped me develop my own style of writing! You showed me it was ok to be different from others, showed me what I did here on my blog was important, that I had a way to bring joy to others, that you should never give up because it didn't go quite right or it wasn't easy. who I am today is thanks to you, and for that my dear friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

I know I don't post as much as I used to or would like to, but I'll always do my best to post as much as I can, I love what I do here so much and I love all of you! As cheesy as it sounds, if I can write something that makes you smile, makes you laugh, makes your day just a bit brighter, that right there to me is one of the most incredible things I'll get to do in this world. And who knows, maybe some day it will work out for me to post every week again ;) 


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Thank you for 3 years! Let's do 3 more, and BEYOND! :D Have an amazing day!

-Katie


P.S. Just a heads up, something.... Spooky, is going on. Someone or something seems to be trying to take over the blog. You might want to stick around this month, it's going to be an October you'll never forget ;)

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  1. Congratulations, Katie! Three years is so huge!
    I never know what to put in comments that won't sound cheesy, but I'm serious when I say, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your story. Every since I found your blog, I've loved how quirky and different it was. But I'm extra, extra glad that I've been able to talk with you through the mail, and Insta as a friend, not just a follower. <3
    I'm so glad you never posted that goodbye, I would have cried too. :'(
    I've almost posted a goodbye multiple times, but I'm glad I haven't either.
    I can't wait to see what's coming through October, this year, and however long you can post.
    Because I'll read whatever comes next. :)
    ~ Megan

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    1. Thank you so very much, Megan!!!
      Girl thank you for letting me be a part of yours! You were one of my very first followers and friends I made through blogging, I can't imagine not having our friendship and I'm so SO beyond thankful for you! Though I'm really bad at keeping up with reading blogs and am the worst pen pal as far as writing back very quickly (the way life keeps changing for me and my family has been pretty wild and I haven't done as well as I'd like on keeping up with it all unfortunately, I'm going to try to get better with that though :)), I want you to know how much it means to me that you've stuck with me and my blog all these years, this journey wouldn't have been the same or nearly as fun without you <3 I love your blog and the work you do and would have been absolutely devastated if you quit :'( I'm so very glad you didn't leave Life of a Farm Doll! Thank you so very much again Megan!! You're the best! :D
      (So very sorry for the late reply by the way, been working super hard to get some special stuff ready for the blog ;))
      -Katie :)

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  2. Wow! Yeah, just wow, you are so right! I agree - being normal IS so overated! You can accomplish more standing out than fitting in. I'm so glad you're still blogging - your posts are amazing!
    -ForestPoodle88

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    1. Lol I know right?! Being normal holds you back and conforms you, be you! Be exactly who you are no matter what people think. Reach for your dreams and let nothing hold you back. I've done way more things then most people my age have, and I can honestly say I wouldn't have been so bold in chasing after dreams if I tried to be another cookie cutter teen the world tells you that you must be :) Thank you so very much my friend!
      (So sorry for the late reply, haven't really been home and was working crazy hard to get some posts done for this month.)
      -Katie :)

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  3. CONGRATS!! I love your blog so much, and I'm very glad you're still around. I think the Nutcracker series that you did may be my favorite thing you've done, but everything's great.

    Ooh, spooky? I can't wait!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Diamond!! I'm so thankful to be around to continue delivering posts to y'all as much as I can! Thank you!! I think that might be my favorite I've done as well, stick around for Christmas, my fam and I are currently facing a pretty big mountain right now, so I'm not sure how things will be looking by then, but I'm hoping to bring something special this Christmas ;)

      Oh yes! I can't wait to show you! :D

      (So sorry for how long it took for me to respond, only had 2 days I was home to shoot Oogie Booige song so it was pretty nonstop work to be able to get it done.)
      -Katie :)

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