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Happy 1st Birthday Tales

It has been a very long, sucky, painful day, full of misunderstandings and hurts, some caused by me, to my regret and some inflicted on me. (Yay!! While I was working on this, someone did an amazing thing and was vulnerable and we’re repairing it. Great now I’m going to short out my keyboard!) So I am more grateful than I can say to come here to my blog to celebrate a very happy milestone for me, and hopefully for some of you. 🙂 Tales of a Boundary Ninja is one year old today. This is my first blog and I was both excited and terrified putting up those first posts, not quite believing anyone would actually want to read what I had to say. But here I am a year later with an actual readership, including so many new friends. It’s been an amazing journey for me, full of growth and wonder, testing new wings, a place to process and a sanctuary to retreat to for support. So I want to say thank you to all of you who have read my posts, who have commented, who have clicked on the “Like” button, who have emailed me. You have been such an encouragement. And you’re coming alongside of me, especially through these recent dark days has just been amazing. (A special shout out to my friends, and you know who you are, who patiently put up with my obsessive stat reports. :D) One of the hardest lessons I had to learn in therapy was that relationships contained more than pain, they bring comfort and solace, they help us meet our needs, they bring us joy, they make life worth living, they help us to see beauty. You have all been a part of teaching me that and for that I thank you.

I have a small gift to all of you to celebrate the anniversary. I found a video from TWLOHA that embodies so much of what I am trying to say (and in so many fewer words you’ll be glad to hear! :D) through this blog, this one is for all of you. For all of us. We all matter.

  1. October 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for sharing your journey – and BN’s wisdom; I’m learning so much from the both of you.


    • October 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Hi Landa!!
      Welcome to my blog, so good to see you here! And thank you for wishing me a Happy Blogiversary. I love that!!! 😀 ~ AG


  2. October 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Happy 1st anniversary!!!


  3. Little Blond Girl
    October 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Birthday to you 🙂
    I’m very glad I found your blog. It helps to know I am not the only one struggling with similar issues…


    • Little blond girl
      October 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      I didn’t mean I’m glad you’re struggling too. Just meant glad to not be alone. Not that I’d want anyone to be struggling with these things….


      • October 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

        Thanks for the Happy Birthday and I’m really glad that its been helping you to read here, that’s really encouraging for me. And never for a moment did I think you meant you were glad I was struggling… 🙂 I’m glad to know I’m not alone either, it’s why I so appreciate people like you who leave comments, so no worries. ~ AG


  4. Dragonfly
    October 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    happy birthday! gosh I cant believe its been a year! so glad you are still here (though not surprised!) posting valuable posts and touching peoples lives,it may be your blogs birthday.but its us that gets the gift.you are so amazing, never forget that,EVER xxxxxxx


    • October 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

      (((((Draggers))))) What would I do without your constant love and support, my dear? Your opinion is too high, but thank you for always expressing it to me. 🙂 xxxxx ~ AG


  5. Ren
    October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations! x


    • October 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

      ((Ren)) Thanks so much!! Appreciate you dropping by to say so, I hope you are well. ~ AG


  6. curious
    October 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful year of words, wisdom, inspiration and love!!


    • October 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Hi Curious,
      Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting! 😀 I appreciate your kind words and you are very welcome. ~ AG


  7. Morgs
    October 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Happy 1st birthday AG. I’m reading here more and more. xx Morgs
    PS – could you delete my earlier ‘too identifying’ comment please!!!


    • October 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      ((((Morgs)))) Hi!!! And welcome to my blog, it’s awesome to have you here. And no worries. I have the blog set up so that first time comments are always moderated and was in the middle of emailing you to let you know I was going to delete when I got this one. 😀 Good to see you, my dear, come and visit often. Love, AG


  8. Morgs
    October 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you so much for the welcome AG! You know I don’t talk much and have become worse and hope you don’t mind keeping up with your life from afar!! I’m so happy that your H and dear BN have been and are such wonderful supports for you as you go through so much more pain – I truly feel for you and so understand how we become so disappointed and shame filled when things knock us down big time again!! Let’s try to BREATHE together!! Love, Morgs


    • October 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      The thought of you being out there is a real comfort. And I promise I’ll keep breathing if you do. 🙂 ~ Love, AG


  9. October 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Sorry I missed this, but Happy 1st Birthday, AG! How wonderful. ((hugs))


    • October 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks Kashley!!! I’ll make you a deal. We’ll say neither of us were late, we were just extending the celebration. 😉 Thanks for being so supporitvw this past year, I’ve very much appreciated it.


  10. NextInLine
    October 17, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I am late to this party but wanted to say how very much I appreciate your incredible strength and honesty and vulnerability. You are kind of my therapy hero — sort of like I want to be you when I grow up (even though I am 50 and older than the hills). So thank you for writing and thank you for your amazing blog!


    • October 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      There is no late to this party, only people graciouslly allowing me to continue celebrating! (Sorry I have taken so long to reply!) And thank you for your kind words, but I refuse to call you older than the hills as I only have a year on you. 🙂 (Of course my kids think I used to commute on a dinosaur. :). I appreciate your support. ~ AG


  11. livinhopewellbeing
    October 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Glad I stumbled upon your blog. I’ts helpful, emotive and quite inspiring. Thank you and I look forward to reading more. Take Care. Michael


    • October 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Michael,
      Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting! I went by and really enjoyed reading your blog. I am sorry that it has taken so long to reply, my work schedule has been very demanding, as well as my personal life and I am just coming up for air and starting to catch up. I very much appreciate what you have said and you taking the time. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. ~ AG


  12. October 25, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Happy belated Blogday..birthday? I think someone said blogversary! I like that one. Anyway- It’s great to come here and read when I can- love you Ag!



    • October 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      (((((Beebs)))))) Always, always lovely to hear from you, dear one. Love you always, my fine feathered friend. your Aglet


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