In a mere 6 days I will say goodbye to my 25th year of life and inch a bit closer towards my late 20s. Holy crapola. Is this real life? I'm pretty sure as I get older, time starts passing faster and faster. Anyone else feel this shift in time after every birthday? It seems like just yesterday we took our first trip to London to celebrate my turning a quarter of a century old and now I'm staring another birthday square in the face. Truth be told, 25 has been such an amazing year for me that it's really hard to imagine how my 26th year could top it. Although, I'm sure it will. Life's what you make of it, right? So, in preparation for the big 2-6, I thought I'd share my little birthday wish list with you. These are my current crushes for fall...Mom, Dad, and hubby...I hope you are reading! ;)
Oh, and one more thing...I kind of made myself a birthday goal this year. It's not anything soul changing or character growing, but it's a goal nevertheless. Over the last 2 months, this little blog of mine has grown in leaps and bounds. I get a little teary eyed thinking about where it was and how far it's come in just a short time. I know, stop it. But as it's grown, I've found myself wanting to nurture it, spend more time writing about things in my life that are below the surface and really get to know my readers in the process--build relationships with them and connect with their blogs. In order to do that, I started doing sponsor swaps. That's proved to be very rewarding and has brought lots of traffic to my blog as well as helped me connect with new bloggers. I kept telling myself, "Self, once you hit 500 followers, you should start selling ad spots and offer more exposure opportunities for your readers!" So, from there, my goal was born. Once I hit 500 GFC followers, paid advertising will open up on We Took the Road Less Traveled! YAY YAY!! I'm still working out the kinks and planning ad rates and whatnot (they'll be super low, you can count on that!), but it's gonna happen people. You can bet your bottom dollar! That being said, I really had hoped to reach this little goal of mine by my birthday (October 16th), but this whole lack of internet issue has slowed down my pace a bit. I'm confident I can make it happen, but not without your help! I'm 16 awesome followers away from being the happiest birthday girl in the entire world...so, won't you help me make my birthday wish come true?! Spread the word, friends! Shout it from the rooftops, send out a carrier pigeon, tweet until your fingers bleed! Ok, don't do that last one, but you get the idea. And to sweeten the pot a little, maybe a 500 follower thank you giveaway will be in your future? Sound good? Let's do this! As always, much love to each of you! I adore this blogging community!
Wishing you the happiest of hump days, loves!