On July 17, 1980 I was born in a tiny town in Pennsylvania in the middle of a hailstorm. Well, in a hospital while a hailstorm was wreaking havoc outside. In the town I was born, automobiles were ruined and roofs of homes caved in. Nurses were bringing in large hail stones in for my parents to see while I was entering the world.
On July 17, 2010 this blog was born in the middle of a spell of boredom. My intention for this blog was to post something interesting on a daily basis (hence “The Daily Awe”). As you can see from the earliest posts, my primary goal was to share things that made people say “awww” or read in awe. Daily. My creativity is astonishing, no?
Earliest posts on TDA:
As I sit here a year (and 128 posts) later, I struggle to find the words that would properly articulate how much has changed for me – and The Daily Awe – in the past year. Birthdays are a good time to take inventory on our lives: where we’ve been, where we are now and where we want to be.
Since I love bullet points and lists, I’ll use one to try to capture just how this blog has changed and enriched my life in the past 365 days.
- Intuitive development: a year ago I knew I was intuitive and I knew I’m an empath. But oh my goodness, I had no idea I could do intuitive readings and I hadn’t the slightest clue what to do with being an empath aside from trying to use it to win poker games. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. I’ve met a couple of really incredible teachers in the past year who have taught me how to do intuitive readings, how to use my empathic abilities for the greater good and how to read auras.
- Relationships: I’ve met so many people in the past year from this blog that it just blows my mind and puts me in awe. See? I knew that ‘awe’ part of the blog name would come in handy! People all over the world are my penpals and friends. When I started this blog, I was convinced only a couple of friends and my mom would read it, if that. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to be wrong. I’ve got friends all over the world now, and the most pleasant surprise came in the form of meeting some incredible people right here in the city of Toronto thanks to this website.
- Spiritual growth: I’ve talked a few times about how the spiritual side of life came to my attention. My spirituality has grown exponentially over the past few years, but this past year has by far been the most significant. I attribute that in part to this blog, thanks to doing research for articles and the people I’ve met who have come into my life and taught me so much.
- Writing rocks!: I’ve always loved writing, but this space has given me a chance to strengthen my writing skills. I still have a lot of improvements to make, but I inwardly (and outwardly if we’re going to be honest!) cringe when I read some of my old content. The cringing is good – it means I’m improving. I hope.
- Changing the world: I always say if just one person benefits from an article they read here on The Daily Awe, then I will be happy. And based on the feedback I’ve received from readers, I’m damn happy. My life path number in numerology is 33 – that means part of my soul purpose is to use my life to raise people’s consciousness and give them an understanding of how to improve their lives. I don’t have any goals to be famous (but rich would be nice!), nor do I have any grandiose plans for changing the world. But I do have the innate desire to help others grow and to work with people 1:1 to help improve their lives. My space on the web has given me the outlet to do just that.
- Writing a daily post is too lofty: Back when this blog started I had more time on my hands and less responsibility. Meaning, I had hours each day to scour the Interwebz looking for fun things to write/post about. This blog is entirely written, designed and maintained by one woman: me. I can’t post daily. I thought about changing the name but…I dunno, I feel like TDA is my ‘baby’. So for now, The Daily Awe it shall remain. A future name change contest might be in order, though…
Having this blog has helped me realize just how much our lives (and we as human beings) change within a year. It’s remarkable, really. And since the birth of this blog coincides with my own birth, it’ll be a great way to take stock on the changes I’ve made along the way. I hope you’ll stick around for another year to see what happens here.
How do you take inventory on your life each year? Reading old journals? Quiet reflections? Measuring your waistline? Don’t talk to me about that last one…they weren’t joking when they said your metabolism slows down at 30!
I couldn’t end this article without sending a heartfelt thank you to those of you who are reading this. From the bottom of my heart to the top of my soul, thank you. Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing your insights & stories with me. Thank you for your emails of support, encouragement and questions. Thank you for allowing me the chance to do intuitive readings for you and get to know some of you on a soul level.
Now that the mushy stuff is covered, I’m thanking my readers by offering a free intuitive reading to the first person who can accurately guess my birth weight in the comments. Use those intuitive muscles! If no one guesses it exactly, the prize will go to the person who is closest.
Not into baby shower games (c’mon!) but still want in on the blogiversary/birthday celebrations? I’m offering readings at 50% off as a thank you to all of you. Please visit the intuitive readings page and then email me and let me know which reading(s) you are interested in.
Contest & discounts end at 11:59 PM on July 17, 2011.