Happy Birthday To Me…And My Blog!

My favourite spot overlooking Passau, Germany

So it’s my birthday today and it’s also the first anniversary of my blog! Hooray!

A year ago today I sat down and created this space, this virtual home on the internet for my travels and art. I had no idea if this was an idea that I would actually see through or something that I would just get bored of and abandon (like so many other projects of mine) but I’m glad I stuck to this!  Even though I still haven’t uploaded nearly as much stuff as I would like to have done by now, looking back on my posts that I have completed makes me feel pretty chuffed, to say the least.

My highlight of the year would have to be moving to Passau, this small Bavarian city that I have fallen in love with. Just a year ago I was still stuck in a dead-end job that I didn’t like in the middle of the busiest city in New Zealand and I knew that I wanted a change – no, needed a change – for myself. So I went ahead and got change…on the other side of the world, no less!

My favourite place that I have travelled to within this year is definitely Vienna, no doubt about it. It was like nothing I’d ever seen before – its magnificence was mind-blowing. I knew then that this was a city I absolutely needed to know more about!

My favourite thing that I have created this year is my Kimono Cat Collection, a project that is still nowhere near complete! Before I started this blog, I had just finished the 100 Days Project and that was the first event that made me prioritise my art over other everyday distractions and actually start taking it seriously. I’m so glad I did.

Since living in the fast lane last year and discovering that it was not what I wanted at all, I’ve been better at choosing things for myself this year, things that have made me truly happy. I’m in the best place and mind set that I’ve ever been in and I love it so much.

Thank you to everyone that has supported me so far and thank you to all of the special  people in my life that has made this year and this day so memorable and awesome. An extra special thanks to my one and only amazing Schnuckiputz. Here’s to another fun-filled, creative and inspiring year!

Love, Amy ♥

(P.S. You can read my first ever post here)