This September marks the four year anniversary of Skinny Dip. It feels weird writing that because it honestly doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. There’s so much more I want to do with this blog and it feels like I’m just getting started! 🙂 I guess that’s a good thing – it’s always better to be excited about the future than feeling burnt out right? Although I cringe when I go back and read some of my early entries, I’m proud of this space I’ve built. This blog has followed my life as a (slightly angsty) 20-something along my journey to becoming a more or less well adjusted 30-something.
This blog has been with me when I was in a long term relationship, when I went through a heart-breaking breakup and during my re-entry into dating and the single life. I’ve gone from being an anonymous blogger (it took me 6 months before I posted a photo of myself!), to “coming out” as a blogger, to having a fully public blog attached to my real name.
I’ve opened up about my anxiety, written open letters to my ex-boyfriends, explained why women should always own a toolbox, shared my crazy room-mate stories, confessed that I’m a recovering emotional hoarder, mused on the dating scene in Victoria, become an honorary senior citizen, theorized on why Hipsters avoid me like the plague, dressed up like Katy Perry, gone to Vegas 3 times, written far too much about penises and met a lot of weirdos in the process. Also, let us not forget the time I “hired” a pint-sized Intern.
This blog has brought me some really cool opportunities. I’ve launched a freelance writing career, been on a reality TV show, spoken at a conference, walked the red carpet with movie stars, been on National radio, reviewed some pretty interesting products – some of which are more terrifying than sexy and in the process become a Nationally syndicated sex and relationship columnist.
This blog has connected me to some really amazing people, helped me find my voice as a writer and taught me that anything is possible if you work hard and stick with something.
With that said, I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Thank you so much for reading, and commenting and helping me keep this blog going.
To show my appreciation and celebrate four great years, I have four separate giveaways coming up over the next four weeks. Yes, FOUR. There’s going to be some sweet beauty products, a SUPER FANCY VIBRATOR, a totally sexy & kick-ass subscription service (so excited about this!!), plus a few other surprises along the way. Stay tuned!
Once again, thank you for reading and for all your support.
(Photo credit – Dita Von Tease in Max Magazine)