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Happy 1 year Contemplate and Communicate!

Oh my goodness, guys and gals!!

One year!  I have been blogging on Contemplate and Communicate for one full year as of today.

I just wanted to write a quick thank you post for you amazing people!

This is absolutely crazy, I am just so thankful for you all for taking the time out of your day to read my blog, send emails and enjoy my content.

You are all super stars and I have you to thank for pushing me to continue this blog.

Writing is my passion and I am so thrilled to be able to share it with a group of people who understand and appreciate what I do here.

Please keep those emails coming with suggestions, comments and your thoughts.  I love reading and responding to each one of you.

 

Ahh, I am over the moon, you all rock!

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This is my little guy(3) and I at the Zoo!

Cheers,

JMaxwell

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Celebrating my 50th post!

So as I type this and hit post, it will mark my 50th post to this blog.

I am in shock. This has been such a crazy journey, I can’t believe that I have come this far into this blog and how much I enjoy it.

I started this blog because I needed one to post school assignments on for my Journalism course. I used it very rarely for a long while because it was strictly for school but then one day, I thought why not just use this blog to get my thoughts out there. I loved the website url and I just jumped into it.

It was one of the best decisions that I have made.

This blog gives me a purpose and a reason to be the best that I can be.  I am so touched and appreciative that you all take the time out of your busy day to read my posts and send me touching emails about how I inspire you.

Seriously, every email I read makes me so happy, waking up to a full inbox is both stressful and amazing! Keep your emails coming, make suggestions, give me your thoughts, I love it all.

YOU are the reason why I love writing  on this blog, you all keep me motivated and you make me strive to bring you better content, more often.

So thank you for keeping me motivated, strong and keep me typing away at this keyboard.

Top five favorite posts I have written so far:

Number 1: https://contemplateandcommunicate.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/avoiding-copyright-infringement/

This was my very first post to Contemplate and Communicate. It was my first blog assignment for school and I went all out with the topic of copyright infringement.  It was a very small assignment and I remember that I did really well on it.  It was so much fun to plan and create this post.  This is the start of me wanting to continue this blog.

Number 2: https://contemplateandcommunicate.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/in-loving-memory/

I wrote in loving memory at a time where two people in my loved ones lives had passed away.  On my mom’s side of the family and on my boyfriend’s side of the family.

I was inspired to write it because I have always dealt with the loss of people close to me in an internal way and most of the time it is perceived as not caring.

I wrote this to not only get my own feelings out but to also give comfort and to memorialize those we have lost.

Number 3: https://contemplateandcommunicate.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/super-excited-first-byline-and-summer-plans/

This one was one of my favorites because it was announcing that two of my articles were published in my school’s newspaper and a digital copy that I could share with you all on the website.

It was one of my proud accomplishments that I am so glad I could document. It was also the end of first year, now that I am headed back for 2nd year soon. I feel like first year went by so quick.

Number 4: https://contemplateandcommunicate.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/coming-soon-book-thoughts/

This one is one of my favorites because I love books.  Seriously. I read like it’s my full-time job and I have spent countless sleepless nights because I have been reading an awesome book.  I thought of doing book reviews because I always talk my boyfriends ear off about intricate details of a book he hasn’t read.

So I figured, why not create a category on my blog where I review 2 chapters at a time, with a non-spoiler section and a full-detail section so every one can read along but do it at their own pace.

You guys really seemed to like it, so keep your email requests for the next book to review coming 🙂

Number 5: https://contemplateandcommunicate.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/rambling-with-jmaxwell-when-it-rains-it-pours-and-how-i-dry-off/

My rambling with JMaxwell section is becoming my new love.  I started off writing as a young child by just writing everything down that I thought of, some of my old notebooks have paragraphs that cover three or four different topics with no conclusions.

I am a huge fan of free thinking and free-writing.  I only like brainstorming big topics or topics that need researching otherwise, I just type away and hope it comes out right.

I am still in shock that this is my 50th post!

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so supportive!

You are all awesome!

Cheers,

JMaxwell