Thoughts: Happy birthday, Things

As I read the email from WordPress, thanking me for my auto-drafted annual payment (the kind you always forget you ever okayed in the first place), it dawned on me what “annual” means.



I’m a proud mama right now.

As many of you already know (and all of you could easily figure out, if you went far enough back in my posts), I started Things because I was struggling through a breakup, because I didn’t recognize that level of sadness on myself, because I’m a hopeful and dream-filled and fast-typing girl who busts her ass and wishes on stars and will always skew towards believing that we’re designed to be capable. I knew I wasn’t the only one.

And, thus, Things was born.

In honor of this momentous occasion (pop bottles!), I’ve decided that, first, I want to share some of the stats that you contributed to:



And, on top of that, Things officially has 125 subscribers and 500+ likes! P.S. – I’m not totally sure who’s ever visiting this site at 1am on Monday mornings (besides me when I’m procrastinating bedtime) but thank you, and I will never judge your content consumption habits ❤️

Secondly, I thought I would use this opportunity to re-share five of my all-time favorite posts from the past year. And, spoiler alert, the main reason why these posts were my favorites is because they were yours:

Thank you so much to everyone who has spent his or her time reading, commenting, relating to my words, thanking me for them. If Things ever helped you at all – made you smile, gave you strength, distracted you at 1am when you should have been sleeping – then it’s done its job. I started Things so it would exist for me, but I continued it so it would exist for all of us.

Here’s to the next 365.

Xo Charlene

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