Then I waited, and wondered. Who out there besides the few friends I had who liked genealogy, my husband, parents, and mother-in-law would read this. It was amazing when I had my first comment from someone unrelated to me. I nearly passed out the first time I had more than 20 reads in one day, let alone the first time I had over 1,000 reads in a month. It appeared that people were actually READING this blog. Wow was about all I could think, and it made me want to research, share, and write more.
To say it has been an amazing whirlwind of a year would be an understatement. It has changed my life. No, really, it has. I am a more confident writer and researcher. I have met amazing people who are dear friends to me, even if I have never met them in real life. I am looking to my future in this field and I am excited about it.
So, on that note, what are my goals for the upcoming year? I have thought long and hard about this, and have decided on the following list:
- Finalize and submit all paperwork to the DAR as well as the GSMD for me and my husband.
- Continue to write and work towards further publication opportunities.
- Research the possibilities for certification.
- Attend one national conference.
Here is to a great second year!photo credit: Here's Kate via photopin cc