As I started to write this post, I went back to my archives because I wanted to get the date right. You see I began writing for The Spirited Woman Blogger Team almost exactly four years now in the summer of 2008. I was amazed to see that the date today is very nearly my fourth anniversary as a Spirited Woman blogger. This particular post is not exactly a swan song, I will be peeking my head around the blog post corner from time to time but this post does mark the end of my being an official part of Nancy Mills' amazing blogging team. A very bittersweet moment!
I first came to know Nancy through a link on a website and when I surfed over to her page, I knew I had found a kindred spirit. Her bright colors, enthusiastic personality and joie de vivre attracted me to her and her community immediately. I looked forward to each of her emails that held news of all the spirited things she had going on and then one day a very interesting message arrived. Nancy was creating a blogging team and she was looking for women to interview for the sought after spots. I was so thrilled and yes, a tad nervous because I knew I wanted to be a part of this group.
When Nancy got me on the phone, things clicked immediately, and I was soon on my way to becoming one of the members of Nancy's first group of bloggers. What a fantastic group of women she pulled together: An incredibly dynamic, international group of women and a young 13-year-old girl (after all, who can forget Alice the young blogger who stole all of our hearts) ready to share their spirit with the world. Those were Glory Days as Bruce Springsteen likes to sing and the beginning of my association and friendship with the remarkable Nancy Mills.
I continued as a regular blogger for over two years and then moved into a regular guest blogger position. It has been such a joy to share my thoughts and words with the Spirited Woman community and to get to know some of you a bit better through your touching comments. The wonderful thing is that the community goes on and I will continue to visit, share and learn with you.