Today my blog turns nine years old.
Nine years ago was 2006.
In 2006, I was:
Living in Perth
Sharing a unit with my friend Emma.
Working full-time as a librarian at a university.
Spending my days teaching information literacy classes to students and staff, answering queries at the reference desk, updating the library website, creating learning guides, choosing new resources for the library to order, going to meetings, wearing semi-nice clothes, getting lunchbreaks, having morning tea at the cafe, enjoying a decent salary, going to the gym, going to a night Bible study.
In 2015, I am:
Living on a farm three hours south of Perth.
Sharing a farmhouse with my husband and son (and one on the way).
Working 24/7 as a stay-at-home mum, with a few precious hours here and there to do some casual admin work every few months and to submit my first novel to publishers and literary agents.
Spending my days picking up toys, preparing food, napping with my boy, going for walks with my boy and the dogs, gardening, packing and unpacking the dishwasher, wiping up spills, washing and folding laundry, going to playgroup, going to a morning Bible study, calming a tantruming toddler.
So much has changed over the years.
And this blog has recorded all of it.
Thanks for reading.
In keeping with tradition, my blog has new party clothes.