People say 7 years is the mark of whether something will last or won’t. Today, it has been 7 years since I first wrote here on Woman Scribbles. I don’t know if you can still find your way through that very first post of mine, but personally, every time I do, it sends some sort of electricity down my spine.
There are two reasons why I wrote that day: my love for writing and my eldest daughter (who was then, still in my tummy). I will admit that I read somewhere at the time that blogging can allow me to stay home and be with my baby (who is now six years old) and still earn a living.
(You can click through each photo to bring you to the recipe)
Let me say that straight-I wanted to leave my job. Because well, since I got pregnant, I fantasized about being 24/7 with my baby, and also it is my lifetime dream to have a job that is also my passion. So for me to be able to have a job that I truly love and still stay home- wow, what an ideal life!
Fast forward to now- I can humbly say that I have that ideal life. Not because I already got it all figured it out. Not because I am making 6 figures through the blog (far, far from it). Not because there is nothing left for me to achieve. But because that dream, that dream which I thought was worlds and worlds away seven years ago is now happening.
That was a whole seven years. It was not all pretty, far from fabulous even.
There were times I almost stopped blogging altogether. There were lots of moments I decided I failed. There were moments of uncertainties, fear, and doubt.
But what kept me going on?
My faith that this passion is planted in my heart for a reason.
The birth of my second child who fuels me, even more, to keep going.
A husband who always believed.
A blogger friend, Lalaine, who saved me with her generosity.
All the baked goods that come out of the oven, giving me a shot of real joy each time.
And YOU. You who I don’t know will even exist 7 years ago. But you do. I am able to do what I do now because of you. Silent lurkers, fellow bakers, readers. I am happy to share this piece of my heart with you.
So seven years in. They say it can either stop or continue from this point. I’d say if there is a fire burning inside, no one can really tell how far will it go.
I love you all! I am truly, truly grateful.
Hi, Sanna! Your Pandesal recipe is amazing! I was so proud of myself! Thanks to you! I have now a list on what recipe I can try to make next.
Hello Gau! Thank you so much! It is my joy to share these recipes. happy Baking!
Hi Sanna, congratulations on making it to 7 years of blogging. I know how difficult it can be sometimes but hey, as you said, you are one of the lucky ones to be able to do what you like best in life…and earn from it too! Keep it up! 🙂
Thank you, thank you so much Bebs! Things are easier because I have you guys as inspirations and guides, so thank you!
JoAnn C. says
I just started peaking about your blog earlier this month. I’ve bookmarked so many of your recipes to bake in the next few weeks. Yay for a bitter cold winter here in the mid-western part of the U.S.
Congratulations to you on this your seventh anniversary. And best wishes on seven more.
Thank you very much, Joann! I am more than happy to share the baking joy with you! Especially, in this cold winter we both have 🙂
Again, thank you!