Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Turning Two.

This here blog of mine turned two yesterday.

There's been two whole years of Samantha Heather and boy oh boy has it been wonderful.

If you had asked me two years ago if I would be able to maintain an online journal for two solid years I would say hell no! I was never much of a journal writer. I would write one entry in my leather bound notebook and then leave it for months. My next entries would always start off with "Sorry Diary, I know it's been a while but..."

And sometimes I know that happens on here too but I am totally fine with that. This blog isn't meant to be a place where I'm forced to update you on my life every second day. It's meant to be a place where we can come together every now and then and chat to one another, where we can talk and we can listen and we can share stories and feelings with one another and grow closer together.

I hope I've managed to accomplish that. I feel like I have, because the support I've received and the love that has been shared with me through this space has been extraordinary and totally undeserved. It's forced me to revaluate how I love and how I care for those around me and made me realise that this place isn't just about me, it's about all of us. So thank you, thank you for being there and thank you for being you! You're so wonderful.

I spent my 2 year blogaversary down by the water near Stephens house. I broke into his home (shh!) and took his dog for a walk to the sandy shore and I sat and took it all in. The sun was warm but the wind was cool, and I huddled under my cardigan for extra protection. The sun went down and illuminated the sky with bright oranges and purples and as the tide came in I thanked the universe for all I have been given, and that includes this blog of mine and all of you reading it!

Samantha Heather is going to be growing in the next year. I can feel a shift in what I am passionate to share with you and it makes me excited. I worry my busy schedule is going to set me back a lot of the time but I'm determined to make this place warmer and more lively than ever before. I want to be sharing photographic narratives with you, stories about people and love and relationships. I want to be creating more and inspiring creativity amongst all of you, because life without creativity seems so average to me. God created this world with his bare hands, the most amazing masterpiece ever created, and He created us in his image so we too can create.

So that's what I want to do

Create.
So here's to the next year of Samantha Heather. I hope you will stick around for the ride :)

Here are some of favourite posts from the last year. It's nice to look back and see how far I've come.

x

12 comments:

  1. Congrats! I can't wait to see what direction you take your blog in. xx

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  2. Congratulations! Your blog posts truly do inspire me; I hope to see your blog grow throughout the year x

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  3. 2 years. WOW. So thankful for our little corners of the internet, and that somehow, we ended up connecting.
    You are amazing Sam.
    xxxx

    timothy + ariana

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  4. Your blog is lovely and congratulations for keeping it up for 2 whole years!! Isn't it so fulfilling having people comment and read your creations rather than having them packed in a little journal for yourself only? It's nice having a little chat while writing out your thoughts rather than being reclusive and holding it all in, or spilling it into some random void to be read the next time you clean your room. Congratulations and I'm glad you had a fantastic blogoversary breaking into someone's house and walking their dog xx

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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  5. Congratulations for those two fantastic years and happy 2 year blogaversary ! I've been blogging for a long time now (although not on my actual blog as I've never been able to keep one for too long) and I'm still amazed everyday at how much it teaches me and helps me grow as a person. I'm glad that you celebrated well, what a lovely little dog you spent that special day with !
    Gorgeous pictures as always, the sunset ones are astonishingly beautiful !

    xo, Charlie
    http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.com/

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  6. Congrats on 2 years and for looking at the future with excitement :)

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  7. So excited for you, sweet friend!
    You sure inspire me with your beautifully crafted words and stunning pictures!

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  8. Congrats! This is so exciting! :)

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  9. so glad you share on here! I don't comment often, but I love reading your posts and I always leave feeling inspired and encouraged. so thank you!

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  10. Happy 2nd birthday! I just want to jump in your pictures with you.

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  11. Congratulations Sam! I really do love your posts and your photography in this post, as well as every other one, is stellar! Congrats! And here's to more wonderful content from this fabulous blog!
    Bella x
    http://sincerelyisabella.blogspot.com.au

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  12. Happy 2 year birthday to your blog!! <3

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