Milestone: 500 followers

Time for an Oscars style speech!

Thank you everyone for following my blog, I can’t believe I now have 500 followers on WordPress, almost 600 on Twitter, we won’t mention my Facebook page (53) and there’s also a handful of email followers too (hi Mum!) πŸ™‚

Let’s talk about serendipity, it’s a great word which means gaining a fortuitous outcome from a chance occurrence – that’s my definition.Β  An official one reads:Β the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Serendipity perfectly describes how chance events have led to me becoming a published poet (as per today’s earlier post).

If I hadn’t had cancer I may not have had such a severe long lasting depression and may not have been referred for psychological therapy.

If I hadn’t had EMDR then I wouldn’t have developed such a great insight, understanding and, crucially, acceptance of my own mental illness.

Without this understanding I may not have signed up for a fundraising/awareness raising challenge for Mind (mental health charity).

If I hadn’t joined RED Jan and hadn’t accepted that it was ok to have depression/PTSD then I wouldn’t have started my blog.

And if I hadn’t started my blog I wouldn’t have written poetry inspired by our canal walk back on a frosty winter’s day in January.

If I hadn’t had cancer…

I wouldn’t have connected with this awesome community, all 500 of you!

I wouldn’t be a poet and I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

So, thank you all for your contribution to me becoming me ❀

Karen xx

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

12 thoughts on “Milestone: 500 followers

  1. You’re right, sometimes you need to look at how each event can be learned from or forms part of the journey, especially if it’s something seemingly awful or challenging, to see good from it. Huge congratulations!! Here’s to the next 500! πŸ˜€
    Caz xx

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