8/06/2015

Happy Birthday, TSP!

Well, today is the day! Exactly one year ago I pressed "Publish" on the first post that started this incredible journey.



As I write this, I am sitting in the exact same chair in my house as I was when I made the decision to start TSP. I had been reading a few blogs for a while. I was nervous about starting college and how it would all work out, but most of all, I was worried about losing my creativity.

Some of you may already know that I'm an Accounting major and plan on becoming a lawyer. Did you wince a little when you read that? It's not exactly an industry that involves a lot of creativity, excitement, and human interaction - things I like to think I live on. TSP is the place where I try to keep that part of myself alive and healthy, because I don't ever want to lose it.

One thing that I wanted to quickly touch on and hope to elaborate more on in the future is that TSP has taught me an appreciation for coding. I have not paid or had anyone look at the coding for blog and fix things for me - it's all been GoogleFu, e-books, and random troubleshooting articles on how to make TSP a reflection of who I am. I am very glad I discovered this part of blogging and hope to help encourage more women to explore the technical side of technology.



I've said it once, and I don't think I'll ever stop saying it: Thank you, all of you! Thank you for your support, for putting up with my weirdness, for coming back and always sharing your kind thoughts and words.

I had absolutely no idea where this blog would take me - to be honest, I wasn't even sure if I was going to have enough time to devote to it and keep it alive to make it through a whole year. But I did, and I have received so much support from readers and potential sponsors, and I am so grateful that I decided to go on this adventure.

Let's put some of this in perspective, shall we? In the past year, BECAUSE OF Y'ALL I have:

Gained 1087 Instagram followers.
Gained 303 Twitter followers.
Gained 134 Bloglovin' followers.
Gained 102 Facebook likes.
Hosted my first blog giveaway.
Had a few sponsored posts and secured more.
Met so many amazing bloggers online.
Learned more about myself that I had no idea about.

I am so excited to see where this next year will take me (and TSP!). Here's to more fun adventures, cute clothes, more Netflix binge-watching, and a million more minutes of laughter.

xx
Catch you next time.

34 comments

  1. Ah happy blogging birthday! I love reading your blog so much! Seeing all the accomplishments was so cool to read! Keep it up!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com

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  2. Congrats on making it to one year! That's so exciting! For some reason I didn't know you were an accounting major who wanted to be a lawyer, but I'm a business major who wants to be a lawyer too! It's nice to know there's someone else in the blogging world who's similar.

    Jenni // The Beautiful Fool

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  3. Woohooo!!! Congratulations! It's amazing to see how all your hardwork has affected you. Really inspiring for newer bloggers like myself :)

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

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  4. WOOO! Congrats! That's really exciting! Blogging helps keep the creativity alive! You have such a lovely blog!
    xoxo

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  5. Yay!!! That's so exciting! Congrats :)

    www.mackenziekendall.com

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  6. Congrats and happy blogiversary:) such an exciting milestone to reach as a blogger! I hit mine back in June.

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  7. Congratulations on your one-year and all of the progress you've made! Here's to an even more successful future!

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  8. That so exciting, congratulations! Raise my imaginary class here to many more years to come for you as a blogger (:

    http://www.aswestumblealong.com

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  9. Yay! It has been awesome reading your blog posts and seeing you grow. Happy Blogiversary!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  10. Congrats on your one year! That's so exciting.
    I can't wait to hit my one year mark and reflect on my accomplishments.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  11. Happy Blogiversary!! :) Here's to many more years of great posts!
    -Liz
    www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

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  12. Congrats on your first year! The accomplishments you have had are amazing. Here's to many more years of blogging!

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  13. Congratulations Mikkaela! I am so happy I found you on instagram a couple weeks ago! I love your blog and look up to you! It is really cool how we are in a lot of the same FB groups (: Hope you had an amazing filled year and hope I am here to see many more Blogaversaries from you!!
    XO Simone- http://primpsterschic.blogspot.com

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  14. Absolutely love your blog! Happy Blogiversary!!!

    Love,
    Saba
    peoniesinthepacific.wordpress.com

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  15. that is so exciting! congratulations :) xx, kenz
    http://sincerelykenz.com

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  16. Congratulations!!!!! Wishing you continued success.

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  17. Happy blog-iversary!!! Congrats!!

    Nicole //Chronicles of Home

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  18. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm very excited to see what the next year of blogging will bring for you! Isn't it great to have a creative outlet?!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  19. Congratulations on your accomplishments! Keep it up, the best has yet to come!! xo =]

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  20. Happy blogiversary!! :-) We are so happy to have you in the Millennial Blogger Network. Sounds like it has been a fantastic first year! Imagine what will be in store for you in Year 2!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  21. Congratulations...... happy blogging birthday!! Sounds like you have great 1st year!!

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  22. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! SO exciting!! And wait, you're an accounting major??? How did I not know that??? Can you help me with my homework for accounting class? LOL!

    Coming Up Roses

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  23. Yay! Congratulations on your year of success! Do you have any goals for your next year of blogging?

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  24. Ahhh, congratulations girl! You did such an awesome job this past year, and you're gonna rock it this upcoming year!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  25. Congrats on your first year! The best is yet to come! xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  26. Congratulations!! I just discovered your blog, and I am so glad that I did. I have adored every post I've read so far and can't wait to read more.

    -Julianna
    https://solutionstylist.wordpress.com/

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  27. My one year blogiversary is soon approaching so I can totally relate to everything you said here - especially the bit about coding! I've a totally new appreciation for all the back-end business, that's for sure. Keep up the great work :) x Natalie www.thegirlwithbangs.com

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  28. Congrats to your first of blogging!! I am sure many amazing more things to come.

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  29. Happy belated blog birthday! Starting a blog has definitely changed my life for the better. I actually started mine in law school, so don't worry – creativity lives on! I can't wait to see what you have in store!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  30. Happy happy belated blog birthday! Your site looks great; I can't believe you've taught yourself the coding and done everything on your own. I hope you continue on this creative adventure! :)

    xo,
    Melissa | These words are my own.

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