Today is a special day because it’s Chronically Gluten Free’s first BIRTHDAY! *Cue party horns and confetti*
On May 20th, 2017 I took one of the biggest risks of my life – launching my blog. I worked on building this site from the ground up (with a little help) since January 2017 and I couldn’t believe that all of my hard work was finally ready to be showcased to the world.
I had this cute little website finished by May 1st, because I wanted to launch it right at the start of Celiac Awareness Month. But, that didn’t exactly happen (clearly). And no, it wasn’t because I had technical difficulties or some major life emergency that delayed the launch twenty days. It was because I was terrified that I had just spent 5 months building something that nobody would care about.
I battled with myself and this anxiety that overwhelmed me when it came to making Chronically Gluten Free public. All I kept thinking was “this is a stupid idea, nobody cares about what I have to say” and “what if people judge me and think I am doing this for attention.” These thoughts consumed me for weeks until I finally just listened to my gut telling me that I needed to do this.
Let me tell you, I am SO happy that I did not let my negative thoughts get in the way of releasing this blog to the world, because this has been the best year of my life! The amount of positivity and support that you all have sent me these past 365 days is incredible. I am super thankful for all the friends I have made and I know none of this would have happened if I had continued listening to my negative thoughts a year ago.
I know this is a bit rambly and I say it a lot, but I am very thankful for every single one of my readers & followers on social media that take time out of their busy lives to consume my content. I don’t know what I would do without you! I cannot wait to see where CGF is on it’s 2nd birthday!