Thursday, March 05, 2009

My 300th Post.


"Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant."
- Maya Angelou

(This is the best cheesecake I have ever had in my entire life. It was so good we had to go back another day for another piece. If you are ever in Grenada, go to The Beach House for cheesecake. Believe me. (...and send me a piece, please!!)


This, dear friends is my 300th post! On January 24, 2006 I began this journey. I wish that I could have a big tea party and invite you to put on your best hat and your sassiest shoes and come over for rose petal or green chai tea and the most delicious food you can possibly imagine. We could giggle about all of the reasons that we were too scared to begin blogging, and about how odd it is to tell people in the 'real' world that you have friends - good friends - that you met (gasp!) online.

I'd love to hug you in person and tell you that you are important to me and that the last 300 posts have represented a seismic shift in who I am and how I look at the world. Lots has happened since I wrote my first post, and lots is going to happen in the next little while. I wish I could write a letter to myself 300 posts ago - but what I can say is that whether you start a blog or write letters or meet people in person, the best choice you can make to change your life for the better is to open up, look deep and be honest. Real connections happen when you let yourself be vulnerable. Real change happens when you are brave!

Thank you for being here, and if you ever want to come over for tea, I've got lots just waiting to be added to good conversation. Love to you.

Since we can't be together I will end this post with my most favorite advice for living:

"To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one's own numinosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one's own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live." - Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

What is your favorite advice for living?

13 comments:

Shannon said...

"There is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no one you have to be except exactly who you're being right now. The truth is that there is no journey. You are right now what you are attempting to be. You are right now where you are attempting to go. It is the master who knows this and thus ends the struggle." -Neale Donald Walsch

giftsofthejourney said...

Big Congrats on 300 posts!

You are one of the first bloggers I read and I really enjoy seeing More to Me pop up in my RSS feed. Keep up the good work and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your book finds a publisher soon.

Genie Sea said...

OH! Congrats on your 300th! Thank you for the wonderful tea and cake! It has been a joy visiting you! Neighbor! :)

Brandi said...

congratulations on 300 posts!!!

I am certainly glad to have found you.

I don't know if this quote qualifies as life advice but it is something that resonates strongly with me:

'I cannot teach you violence as I, myself, do not believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your head, even at the cost of your life'-gandhi

Laini Taylor said...

Happy blog birthday, Meg!!! May your blog hold all kinds of great news (publication!) and insights in the year to come.

xoxo

Okay, I'm packing for Grenada right now on a cheesecake run!

RubyGirl said...

*open up, look deep, be honest*

wise words from a wise woman.
happy blog birthday/anniversary, meg. i continue to learn from each post.
you are a gift.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy blogaversary! :)

No wise words from me, I kind of wander in life. :D

enchantedartist said...

Oh, I would so love to have tea with you Megg! Happy 300th post to you!

Thank you for that wonderful quote...

xo

(Oh, and -30 something here today with the windchill. Still miss Canada? :-)

Cafe Pasadena said...

Congrats on a wunderful blog!
But, it looks like you just left one slice for this dog.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Bravo! What an accomplishment!

A quote that I discovered when I was 9, wrote down, and have carried around with my for twenty years...

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to like the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in a common hour." Henry David Thoreau

(you should see the piece of paper I have this written on)

It may be a commonly heard quote, but it gives me hope and direction every time I read it.

Can't wait to read your next 300...

3rdEyeMuse said...

Congratulations on 300 posts!

It took me a while, but I am really happy to have found my way here.

favorite advise ... "breath well & be kind".

Melba said...

I am not sure what advice to give, but that cake sure looks yummy!
happy 300th post!

Amber said...

Congrats! and thank you back, for being in this space and always so willing to tell your truth. Your words and journey has meant a lot to my own. ((big hug))

advice for living...Hmmm...

Don't forget to wipe.

;)