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4.18.2011

a letter to my readers:

thank you 1

thank you 2

thank you 3

thank you 5

when i graduated from college i never expected that i'd begin a blog. (secret? sometimes i still cringe at the word: blog. it's such an odd word, isn't it?). but here i am. here we are. nearly three years later (nearly, not quite). and i have a blog. and i am a blogger. and the thing is...i love it. unabashedly, i love it.

and i've learned so much. and i'm still just beginning. the story is new but long.

i couldn't have done it without all of you. you who read this thing and send me lovely words of encouragement. you who know just what a girl needs to hear and just when she needs to hear it.

so, thank you.

truly, deeply i offer up my thanks. for reading and responding and lurking and following and filling my story with wonder.

tonight at midnight i will randomly choose one follower to receive a little handmade piece of goodness by mail. if i could send one to each person out there i would, please know that. but money is little and time is short and let's be honest...i'm no oprah. so. there you have it.

my humble gratitude is yours. do with it what you will.




here's to the rest of the story,

meg

97 comments:

m.estelle said...

ooooo, meg. you are so beautiful!

grateful for you and your story.

xoxo
e

Erin {pughs' news} said...

What a cute idea for those photos! You're beautiful, and I love reading your words, Meg.

Abi P. said...

i love your blog & i love those pants ;)

Angelica said...

Yes, and we all love your intelligent posts that are able to articulate what we all feel but can't say. :)

Loving those pants, by the way!

Claire Kiefer said...

Yeah, I know I'm echoing what everyone else is saying, but you really are stunning. So beautiful and with an enviable figure--I wish I could pull off (adorable) pants like that!

"Blog" is such an unattractive word. As a word person (I went to grad school for poetry), I am so sensitive to ugly combinations of letters, and "blog" is definitely one of them. Wish we had a new name for our little internet babies. :)

Not to be melodramatic, but I also get overwhelmed by the sweet community that blogging has brought me to. The friendships and camaraderie are incredible.

xoxoxo

brigid rose said...

what a sweet post! congratulations on (nearly) three years! your hair color is absolutely stunning with your complexion. thanks for sharing with us. xo

Jay said...

aren't you just a sweetheart!! and you look amazing in those pretty green pants :) ...which is my favourite colour of the moment! best of wishes from norway

Missy said...

I love reading your blog! I read a lot of bloggers, but yours is my favorite. I adore your way with words and feel such a strong connection to your writing and ideas!! Thank YOU for taking the time to put yourself out there on your blog because you're a delight to read.
Also, those pants are fabulous. I'm completely envious of them. Please post details!

Brissa said...

my goodness you're gorgeous!
and thank you for posting such beautiful words and thoughts.
agh! now i want your skin on my face!

c.e.l.i.n.a said...

this just made me lust after a better camera.

vintch said...

we read and follow and adore because you are spectacular, meg. thank you for sharing your lovely life, even the hard parts, with us. you are a gem in this world.

becky said...

You are gorgeous, that's all I can and want to say.

Jane's Next Door said...

Happy Blogiversary! (which is a weirder word than blog alone). It's amazing how time flies and I'm happy that you enjoy us - because we enjoy you. We love your blog and I'm happy that you've become part of my life. You give me pause - and in this rush rush rush world, a little pause is welcome. :)

Bridget said...

um, really pretty. i like your hair. and you have good teeth. can i just have those?

(i cringe at the word blog too)

Cynthia said...

I second Bridget on the hair and teeth!!!

Honestly, you give us the most amazing gift with your words.

You somehow manage to put those deep-down-inside feelings into words, and you even manage to make it sound poetic and beautiful. Which is a true talent.

If nothing else, we should all be thanking you for shining a little bit of your light on us!

P.s. can you stop being so darn beautiful, it makes the rest of us have a complex

Maureen said...

you're sweet :) i like your blog, i feel like we should be friends in real life.

Mackenzie said...

oh, no meg. thank YOU (sorry, had to go there). but really. thank you deary. your gorgeous words always help me through many a-workday. :) xo

Ashley said...

I can't believe it's been that long...I'm pretty sure I have been with you since the beginning! =)

PS-Those pants are freaking cute! You look gorgeous! And you look so happy. =)

Emily said...

you are awesome.
and you are so flipping cute. (your pants are amazing!)

marissa from the boot said...

you're rad as hell, i will continue to read until you stop! and you look so cute in those photos!

Ariel said...

Your blog is so cute.. and you always write things that are so beautiful and filled with truth. Keep blogging, because I love reading it!
xoxo

Ana* said...

Thank you for being such an awesome writer... awesome doesn't do you justice "supermega-awesome" is the word.

Alex said...

Thank YOU for blogging! I never fail to find something inspirational and beautiful in your words :)

Megan said...

Really it should be us, the readers, thanking you for such an amazing blog! I second what Alex said :)

Briel79 said...

Pretty pics!

Thanks for always sharing your thoughts with us! :)

Jennifer Rod said...

thank you for being so honest, witty and cute! i love reading your posts daily. :)

Miss Bibliophile said...

A bit off topic, but...I really like those pants! The pleats and side bow are very cute.

taylor elaine said...

My sister and I decided that your pants are fabulous. Love love love 'em. And your blog. :) you = awesome.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

how fun. thank YOU for writing. and i love those pants. and your hair.

saltbox girl said...

You are too cute for words. The End.

Rachel said...

so beautiful. so kind. so blessed. so lovely. I've been following your journey for about a year and a half, maybe a bit longer, and you've grown so much. You inspire me, in every way.

I'm so terribly happy for all your groth, for the way your story is turning, and so glad that I get to watch and feel encouraged.

Rachel said...

Oh and I was so busy being all emotional I forgot to say...those pant...that outfit. From whence do they hail? beautiful.

Laura C said...

1. LOVE your pants!
2. we, your loyal readers, love your little bits and pieces of stories, and quotes, and long posts and all that's in between.


Here's to you!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Super cute pics today! I love your blog - congrats on almost three years! :)

M said...

i love those pants you got on there lady! super cute! and green!!! love 'em!

katie said...

have to agree with what everyone above said - you look amazing in these pictures, love your writing, and i kind of hate to admit i have a blog as well ;)

Eva said...

thank YOU!

Ashley said...

I love your blog. Always so encouraging and insightful and well-written. Your one of my faves. :)

7upkels said...

okay time for me to tell you that you are 1. freaking beautiful. and 2. i mean on both the inside and out! your blog is honest and real but you make it sound like poetry. always so beautifully said and written. can't wait to see all that life has in store for you :)

Julika said...

Meg, you are amazing! i don't have a blog (yet) but you are my number one inspiration!!! so thank you for your lovely blog!!!! have a wonderful monday! Ju*

Emily said...

thank YOU! your blog is a joy to read everyday. you truly have a gift for writing, and i hope you know how inspiring and beautiful you are. i wish i lived in NYC so we could be friends!

...love Maegan said...

omg you're adorable ...and so are those pants!!! {I don't like the word "blog" too much either . . . but I do love blogging} Congrats on realizing a new dream ...and making it come true.

s a m said...

Meg,
I used to consider blogging my "dirty nerdy secret". Thanks for giving so much of yourself to us.

lizzy said...

i mean it the utmost sincerity: you are one of my [very] favourite writers.

thank you [deeply], you light-drenched girl.

Jessica Tingey said...

you are stunning! glowing!

communikate. said...

everything about this post is rockin!

love your hair right now!

Erin said...

You are simply beautiful. Your blog makes me smile... not cringe. :)

christine said...

The photos of you in this post are just gorgeous. And thank you for the lovely glimpses into your life.

Deviled Megs said...

What a sweet post. And some seriously cute pants! ;)

Mocha Mornings said...

Holy crap, everything in the pictures is so pretty - the banner, the pants, your smile!

And while you're thanking us for reading, I'd like to thank you for writing. You say the loveliest things and I may or may not read your blog like it's a book that I can't put down. (Good grief, that was corny.)

PS: I can't stand the words blog or blogger and I somehow always feel awkward saying the words out loud, even if I am talking to another blogger.

annie said...

i'm just thrilled you've allowed us all to come along for the ride. thanks for opening up, for sharing your story bravely and genuinely. we're still listening. (and will be for some time, i'd suspect.)

Miss Wendy said...

You know I think you're amazing, and I want to thank you for commenting on my blog so often....the first time you did I totally fangirled all over the place.

magdalena viktoria said...

just visited your blog for the first time--so happy to do so.
congrats on 3 years!

Sarah said...

I will aways read and always be inspired. So Thank YOU Meg!

erin elder said...

You are so sweet, and incredibly stunning!! I know I am like the 50th person to say this but GAH!! THOSE PANTS ARE AMAZING. They deserve their own blog post ;) only because I want to know where to find such adorable pants!!

You are one of my absolute favorite reads and i look forward to each and every post you write so perfectly.

Mary Grace said...

Aww...you are so kind. Thank you for such a wonderful blog. Keep it up.

Camilla Leila said...

i adore you and those pants are hot!!

Mrs. Dontje said...

looking forward to the rest of the story. also loving your pants, like everyone else.

Brittany said...

wow, just gotta say . . . you look radiant! and those pants! pulling. them. off.

Missy Allen Photography said...

you are too cute! i just love reading your blog. and those pants are fantastic! ;D

Flats, forwards said...

Meg, your gratitude is my hope. That one day I'll make it past all this too.
The little window to the future that you provide helps to keep me going.
So thank -you-, from the bottom of my heart :)

Holly Bierly Young said...

On a totally unrelated note- how adorable are your pants? Love the big, girly bow. You are too cute for words. I feel like we are real- life friends.

Totally weird, but true.

Love and not as creepy as I sound right now, Holly :)

viktorija said...

Awww. ;) I love your pictures - esp. you holding up a "Thank you!"

iheartkiwi said...

Coincidentally, you were one of the first commenters on my little blog and you always had such sweet and lovely things to say. You inspired me to keep blogging!

You continually amaze me lady! Keep up the good work :)

karajean said...

:) I'm glad your blog makes you happy. It's such a refresher from those whose blogs bring stress and negtiveity. PLUS, you look FANTASTIC in these pictures. And those pants are fabulous.

Micaela said...

you haver looked more radiant than you do now. you look happy, you look beautiful.

and those pants!? gorgeous!

i hope you always know how thankful i am to feel so connected to you... even if you are THE meg fee, i will always think of you as my kindred, a fellow texan.

i love that feeling!

xo

the southern hostess said...

You are adorable!

michal said...

you are seriously so beautiful. i wish you'd post more pictures of yourself, because it's always such a treat.

jill said...

Thank you for writing such delightful posts. The happy, the sad, the letters to your husband to be that I want to plagurize every time, and your quotes that come up at just the right time...Love it all.

robynmchugh said...

I assure you that it's our pleasure to get a glimpse into your life and to feel like a part of it, commenters and lurkers alike. :)

Jewels said...

You look stunning, sweets! Love the bow on the pants! You are so welcome. It is the greatest blessing I never anticipated--the support and kind words I get from followers. You deserve each and every one of them-you are fantastic!

Sarah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and am excited to follow you. :) What a heartfelt post to thank your readers for a great three years of blogging. (I'm with you on the word "blog"...there's something a bit off about it.) Looking forward to future posts and your continuing story!

~sarah~

Well Nice Chels said...

I am just so so happy your blog is out and about for us to read. It really is true piece of internet bliss and I would like to thank you for it. You have such a wonderful way with words. Very inspiring and I know we are all going to continue to read and wonderful things are going to happen for you Meg.

I'm with everyone on the pants deal too, rockin it!

For Goodrich(er) or Poorer said...

Holy cow, you're beautiful! Get that, girl! And I would venture to say that your followers need to thank you just as much! You're so inspirational and I always look forward to reading your posts!

Emily said...

It is an absolute pleasure to read your blog! You look so gorgeous and stylish in these photos! Can't wait to follow the next phase of your adventure! xoxo

jalene said...

oh my goodness!! you look absolutely beautiful in those pictures! you always do. thank YOU for blogging. :)

Heidi said...

Thanks for such an awesome blog!

Kate said...

Aw, your blog is so beautiful and amazing! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Kaleena J. said...

these pictures are adorable!

and i am very happy to be one of the many followers of this blog. :)

Kaleena J. said...

oh and i cringe at the world blog too... bleah!

Kaylan said...

i love those pants. where are they from?? you look so beautiful and happy! you go, girl!

sheilainafrica said...

You have often inspired me. So thank you. Its been a joy to read beautiful words in a not so beautiful place sometimes.

Bente said...

you rock the pants meg

Connector said...

i love your blog! i have only a few that i read regularly and yours is one because of your honesty and your beautiful writing. ... and sometimes i wish i could have your life in new york! :)
cheers

Katers said...

Love those pants! You are so creative!

Kristen said...

Your words are so beautiful, I can't help but be a faithful reader!

Erin said...

Thank you for writing! Your words are always perfect and you are gorgeous.

kylee said...

could you look any prettier in that first picture? i think not. blogging is really the best. so glad to be apart of it.

vanessa joie said...

you are such a beautiful person. your blog is a bright spot. xoxoxo

L0 said...

i adore your blog! every minute reading it is worth the time. you are so optimistic and that is what makes reading those words so enjoyable. :)
ohh, btw, i love your pants

marli said...

i am so glad you blog! and i am so glad i spotted a little lululemon bag in the background.

love!

Jane said...

You look gorgeous! I love that hair color on you, and your outfit is adorable.

Always so classy.

xoxo
kayla

The Mister and The Missus said...

First of all, you are beautiful. Second, I dig those trousers!

Robby Spratt said...

Thank you for writing! Yours is one of my favorite blogs. You always seem to find fun things to write about and good thoughts to lift the spirit. :)

ciobanu_daniella said...

I just love your blog!!!

southerngirltravels said...

I have to ask do you work for Anthro? I just notice a lot of their home pieces and clothes in your blog. I'm only asking because I do and you pretty much pick out the same things I do for myself.

Jennifer M. said...

That's a really cute outfit! I love those pants - where'd you get them?