Happy Anniversary!

I’m sorry for my lack of posts lately. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Although this week is busy as well, I will try to edit a few posts for you guys, however I could not let today pass without writing a blog post.

Exactly a year ago today, I wrote a blog post and posted it not thinking that more than five people would read it. Little did I know that not only would thousands of people read that post, but that one little post would change my life forever.

PS I’m crying already. Most of my posts are written in jest, but this one is going to be a little more serious.

I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to each of you for taking the time to read my insane stories and follow my adventures in life and love over the past 365 days. I had no idea the impact that I would have on others and I had no idea the impact that you would all have on me… even complete strangers. It completely blows my mind. I have made so many friends through this blog. Hell… I’ve even gone on dates with men I have met through this blog. It actually makes me wonder why I ever paid for Match.com when I could have just started a blog for free. *shrugs*

Thank you for every positive email you have sent to me or comment that any of you have made on my social media accounts. I really do try to write back or address them all in my Q and A posts, but I know I have missed some. If I didn’t respond or answer a question, I want you all to know that it is never intentional and that I do read every single email, DM, Facebook email, Facebook message via messenger, Twitter message, Tweets, comments on my blog, and messages sent through my website. They all seriously mean the world to me. Hey… I’m even grateful for the people that send me hate mail or who post mean comments on my blog or social media. It’s super fun to block the trolls who obviously need a hobby because they have nothing better to do with their time than bully someone who’s blog they CHOOSE to read on their own time. Writing this blog has been therapeutic to me and it was what inspired me to go back to school and finally add a little more value to my life by getting my college degree… even if I am well over a decade late in doing so.

Thank you for all of your support through my challenging times this year and thank you for celebrating my victories with me. It really means a lot to me.

Most importantly, I want to thank you all for caring about me this year at times that I wasn’t even sure how to care about myself and thank you for loving and appreciating me for everything that I unapologetically am.

I don’t want to write anything cliche like “goodbye 2017, hello 2018” because I truly believe that each year has it’s own struggles and it’s own milestones. I had some incredible things happen in 2017 and I made a lot of great memories. I also had a couple things happen that I honestly thought were going to kill me. However, here I am, still breathing, living, writing, and excited for what this year holds. I have a few big surprises for all of you so stay tuned. **hint hint: a book and a second blog** Yeeeeeeeeee!

Okay. That’s enough mushy stuff. I’m grossed out. *wink*

In other news, one of my friends tagged me in this article today and I haven’t stopped laughing about it all day:

https://955thebull.iheart.com/content/2017-09-26-guy-tells-woman-she-can-get-anything-with-his-credit-card-she-wins-twitter/?cmp=managed_social

Please read and just know that I would do the exact same thing. Except with a foam machine.

Thank you all again. I love you all so much and you’re all the real MVPs.

Xoxox,

Ally

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