So this is pretty crazy: exactly a year ago today, on 22nd May 2016, I wrote my very first post on LoveLucyRebecca. It was a post about how I was excited for the new year, having just had my birthday and turned 20 three days prior. Now I’ve just celebrated my 21st birthday, and with it has come the realisation that I’ve been writing on my website for exactly a year, to the day!
I know I’ve said this many times before, but I feel like it’s important to say again because it really does sum up how I feel. I really never thought that I would have all the support that I’ve received over the last year, or the opportunity to get to know so many of you from the lovely comments you leave on my posts.
When I first started my website, I was trying desperately to cope with a really, really difficult situation in my life that was starting to consume me; it felt like it was taking over my entire life. It’s fair to say that I didn’t know how to cope and I knew I needed some kind of outlet for my feelings.
I was sceptical about starting a website, though, because I didn’t really think it would be successful and I had my doubts about anyone being interested in what I have to say and my own experiences. I had never had my own website before and didn’t really know what I was doing for a while there, at the beginning. Nevertheless, I got the hang of it over the following months and found myself starting to write more and more. I pushed myself to write about difficult experiences that I’ve faced and challenged myself to be completely raw and honest through my writing.
LoveLucyRebecca has helped me realise my passion for writing, for sure. I don’t know where I would be today if I didn’t have this website or any of the posts I’ve written on here. That might sound dramatic or silly, but honestly I hold my website so close to my heart and it’s filled with so many memories, experiences and thoughts of mine starting from my childhood right up until present day. My website is very special to me, to say the least, and I never plan to shut it down or stop writing completely. I’m determined to keep it up and running for as long as I can, continuing to use it not only as an outlet my thoughts and feelings, but also to communicate with the many amazing, lovely like-minded people that I’ve met on here. I’ve discovered that I have so much in common with many of these people (you know who you are, I’m sure), and every time it reminds me that there are so many people out there who are similar to me. It makes me feel like I’m not alone and that there are people who understand my thoughts and feelings, and who can understand where I’m coming from.
I can only say that I’m so pleased that I did decide to start LoveLucyRebecca, as well as stick with it over the year that has passed, because now I find myself turning to it all the time to write whatever is on my mind or wherever my thoughts take me.
If you are one of the people who consistently reads my posts and keeps up to date, I can’t tell you enough how thankful and grateful I am that you’ve chosen to keep coming back each and every time that you have. Thank you to everyone who has shared their own opinion on my posts and who has given me words of encouragement and who has been so supportive. Honestly I could not have made it this far without you. I hope that you have enjoyed my posts and my writing, and have come away from it feeling like you know me just a little bit better than you did before, or perhaps you feel that you know me really quite well now! Either way, I’m absolutely thrilled that you can get to know me on such a personal level. I can only hope that you will continue to stay close by and stick around in the time to come. I have an endless amount of love for you all ♥
Lucy Rebecca x