Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Notes From Josephine Is One Year Old Today

This time last year, I began my blog with A Note To My MotherShe had just recently died and this little project was a way of keeping her in my heart and honoring our shared love of perfume.

Ending this first year feels kind of sad; it's another sign that time is moving further away from Mom and herding us relentlessly into the future. 

I just realized that the 20th of March came and went and I didn't mark the day as one more anniversary of her death, as I have each month until now.

Life keeps moving.

Thank you to my family and friends who have followed this blog and encouraged me to keep going.  Your support means a lot to me.

And to you, my blogging friends around the world, thanks for your friendship and flat out love (I feel it vibrating off my computer screen).  

You are a wonderful addition to my life and I hope to meet you all someday and share an afternoon of perfume sniffing, laughter and perhaps a glass of wine.

Our own minipalooza.

Things have changed over the past year and I am different now than I was before.  But Notes From Josephine will go on, and I will continue to carry the torch for perfume that Mom lit first for me.

I hope she's reading, too.

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  1. Congratulations on your first blogoversary! Even though it's a bitter-sweet one.

    I'm happy though to see your blog will go on - I enjoy your perspective very much. :)
    And I'm all for a minipalooza with a glass of wine (or two). ;)

  2. Congratulations on one year - so glad you are here with us! *hugs*

  3. Well done on one year of blogging Josephine. Yours was one of the first I started commenting at and I feel that in some small way I have shared your journey and thank you for giving of yourself so generously and honestly. Best wishes for the next 12 months.

  4. Congratulations on your first blogoversary! I haven't always commented as frequently as I would have liked, but just to let you know - I've read you every time, and shared a discovery - or two - along the way! Here's to the next year - and hoping it will be even better than the first!

  5. Congratulations! I wish you all possible positive inspirations for the next year of blogging. I enjoy reading your stories and thoughts.

  6. Ines, thank you for your kind thoughts - I always enjoy your comments. Wine awaits.

  7. Hi Frida - I'm glad to be here, too, and happy that you're part of our blogging gang!

  8. Thanks, Marina - it's been quite a year! Appreciate your commenting and support.

  9. Michael, you have been my blogging friend from the very beginning. In fact, you may have been the first person to comment on a post.

    Yes, you have shared this journey and it simply wouldn't have been the same without you. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next year brings.

  10. Tarleisio, thanks for your comment! I'm the same way - don't always leave a comment but always read. It's good to see you and thanks for your kind thoughts.

  11. Undina, hello! I'm excited to see what this year will bring, and really glad that you're part of the blogging community. Thanks for your comment!

  12. Dear Josephine-

    Anniversaries are SO complex; the first one is a real milestone.
    Great job, this first year !
    And many blessings to you...I'll wager your mother is very proud.

  13. Josephine, I always enjoy your blog, no matter what you're writing about: the poignant posts on your mother and your family; your cranky and often very funny rants; your poetic "odes" to fragrances. Happy anniversary, and here's to your next year of blogging!

  14. chayaruchama - good to hear from you! Yes, anniversaries are always complex, but this one feels good, too. Thanks for your comment and kind words.

  15. Suzanne, thanks for what you said, as I like to write about a variety of things. I'm so glad you are enjoying what you read and I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. Here's to another year!

  16. Hi Josephine,

    Congratulations on your first year of Notes from Josephine. It has been a rough old year, but you have hung on in there with the support of family, friends and Paige the collie, and it sounds as though the blogging has been cathartic for you.



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