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Literate Housewife Is…

9

As of January 17th, Literate Housewife is officially 9 years old! There’s no doubt that my years as a blogger have been an adventure. I’ve met many wonderful new friends, readers, authors, audiobook narrators, and industry people both through online communication and in person. Because of this, I discovered a much broader bookish world and many dreams I didn’t even know I had in 2007 have come true. I’ve presented at the Audies for crying out loud!

Jennifer Conner Audies

My life is much richer and it is much changed. In the past 9 years my children have gone from toddlers/preschoolers to middle schoolers. I’ve been promoted twice and am about to embark on the biggest project my company has undertaken since I’ve worked there. I’ve gone on countless diets over these years, but joining the boot camp at my local gym has changed my life. I don’t feel like my day is complete anymore if I haven’t gotten a work out in. My blogging has changed, too. It’s waxed and waned over these years, but the past year has been the lightest year by far. Due to my changing family, job, and personal health and fitness goals, I don’t take as many free moments to write as I used to. Even Twitter is an after thought most of the time. My print reading life has slowed down as well. Even if I’m loving a book (such as The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson), it’s taking me two weeks to read it. I try to read a chapter a night before bed, but often I wake up in the morning trying to figure out exactly how far I got before the book dropped out of my hand. Thank God for my commute and audiobooks. They keep me feeling connected.

I have no idea what this year will bring me or the blog, but I’m looking forward to it. Even when Literate Housewife is quiet, my love of reading is always there. Here’s to the joy that can only be found in a good book.

10 Comments

  • At 2016.01.22 11:06, Ti said:

    You are always so good about remembering this date. I always forget mine and it comes right after yours! You’re 9 and I am 8! Congrats to you! Nine years. Wow!

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    • At 2016.01.22 11:40, Rhapsodyinbooks said:

      Happy 9th! May you have at least 9 more!!

      • At 2016.01.22 14:07, Kay said:

        Happy 9th to you! I love all the changes you listed in your life, most importantly taking good care of your health. When I put my stats together for 2015, I had almost 50% of my reading in audiobooks. What that means for me is that I was up and moving. Have a great 2016 and here’s to a healthy, positive, ‘moving’ year. 🙂

        • At 2016.01.22 14:17, Julie Merilatt said:

          A much deserved round of applause you you my friend! Hugs!

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          • At 2016.01.22 15:10, Laura's Reviews said:

            Happy 9th anniversary! It’s my blog’s ninth anniversary this year as well. It’s amazing how the years have flown by!

            • At 2016.01.22 15:46, BermudaOnion(Kathy) said:

              Congratulations to you! It’s been so much fun sharing this journey with you!

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              • At 2016.01.23 07:18, Beth F said:

                COngrats. I’m soooooooooo happy to have met you both here and in real life. I consider you one of my true blogging friends and I love following your journeys — whether reading, listening, working out, or GOING TO THE FREAKING AUDIES!!!!! Hope you stick around here and we cross paths IRL many more times.

                • At 2016.01.23 11:16, Karen White said:

                  Happy Anniversary! Love this picture of you. You looked so fabulous that night.

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                  • At 2016.01.23 15:11, Bryan G. Robinson said:

                    Congratulations again, Jennifer. Don’t worry about not posting as often as you once did. At least, you’re still here posting and we’re glad for that.

                    • At 2016.01.25 11:35, Michelle said:

                      Congratulations!! What an impressive milestone!

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