March 4, 2011

one year at 25 Before 25

One year ago today I started this blog. At the time, I was living in Boston working at a job that I hated and itching to get out. I was waiting to hear back from all of the graduate schools I had applied to and running about 8 miles a week. I had never run a race before and didn't consider myself a runner, just someone who hopped on the treadmill for 20 minutes after work every day to keep in shape.

To say that a lot has changed would be a bit of an understatement. Since starting this blog, I've moved to New York City (and then out of it), I'm almost half way through a Master's program and one marathon, two (soon to be 3!) half-marathons and a few other races under my belt and I definitely consider myself a runner.

This blog has been amazing. It seems a bit odd to talk about something like a website in this way but those of you who blog know exactly what I 'm talking about. I love my blog. I stopped writing a diary in about 10th grade and 25 Before 25 has been my outlet. It's where I go when I don't want to deal with anything else but surprisingly, it hasn't been where I unload everything, it's my little yoga mat in cyber world. I like to think of my blog as a place where I can lie down in child's pose and just clear my mind.

I've met some incredible people through this blog and made amazing friends and I can't wait to see what this next year of blogging will entail. I'm not sure that I'll be able to cross everything off of my list but that doesn't bother me one bit. If this list has taught me anything, it's taught me to squeeze as much into my life as I possibly can. Running has become an integral part of my existence. Every day on the subway, I'm absorbed in a different book that is teaching me so many things about so many things. In my spare time, I cuddle up with movies that are considered the best of the best and I've been cooking some to-die-for recipes. I love my list and I love working toward it.

That said, I'm planning to start bringing some new things to my blog in this next year. As most of you know, I'll be traveling pretty extensively around the world this summer (I haven't even posted about all of the places I'm going!) and I plan to write about my travels on here. Of course I'll be writing about India since it's on The List, but I'll also be writing about the other places I'm traveling/living/working.


I'm also going to write more about running. I think I felt a little bit more connected to running when I was writing about it. And of course, I'll continue my book/movie/recipe reviews while throwing in tidbits of my daily life but also maybe giving a little bit more insight into just who is this girl behind 25 Before 25.

I hope you all continue reading. It's been a pleasure having each and every one of you stop by, leave comments, send e-mails, etc. I love hearing from you so please, stay in touch. I'll be around for awhile.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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  1. How exciting! Happy blogoversary doll! :)

  2. happy 1 year blogiversary! That's exciting. I love reading about all the things you're doing on your list, so inspiring :)

  3. Aww a blogiversary! I loved this post! Super inspiring! <3

  4. YAY! So exiting... and amazing how much has changed! Can't wait to see what the next year holds :)


  5. happy one year!!! so glad to have found your blog and looking forward to reading more.

  6. Happy Blogiversary!!! I love reading your blog and can't wait to read more about running and your upcoming trips!!

  7. Yayayay!!! Happy 1 year!! Of course I'll be reading as long as your writing!!!

  8. Hi Christy,

    I'm new to your blog and visiting you from Meg's MM. Somebody had mentioned in a comment about wanting to train for a marathon because they read your post about of course I had to come right over to read about it! I am a (struggling) runner, hoping to run my first 1/2 marathon later this year. I love being able to find blogs like yours that inspire and motiviate me to push on!

    I am looking forward to reading more about your running and your travel adventures...and oh yes, Happy 1-Year of blogging!

    Have a great week!


  9. Christy,

    I wanted to say hello from Life of Meg's Mingle Monday, okay so I'm a day behind! I have seen your blog before through Meg's and you are one of the people that I got my 25 before 25 idea from! I have successfully began my 25, with the first thing I did on my list was to start a blog to keep up with it! I'm glad that you have learned alot through your journeys and I hope that I will be able to do the same! I hope you have a wonderful week! Be safe in all of your journey's!


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