One Year Ago Today!

Friday 13 January 2012

One year ago today I sat down to write my very first blog post. I agonised over that first post. I edited it at least 20 times before finally posting it and once it was up, I just about threw up. That night I wondered if I was in over my head. I mean, it's one thing to sit and read blogs for over a year but another matter entirely to be the author of one.  Having always told myself that blogging would be solely for me and that it really wouldn't matter if the only person who read my blog was Jordan (and only because I made him), my anxiety proved otherwise. After the first initial spark of interest in my ramblings, the terror and the exhilaration faded but the process continues to be incredibly rewarding. It always amazes me at how the comments of a few kind people can encourage you to persevere and find inspiration when you think you just don't have the energy. Through this blog, I have 'met' so many wonderful people, discovered new blogs, felt more creative than ever, cooked more, discovered more of London, taken hundreds of photos and generally got so much more out of life. So I would like to say thank you to those of you who take the time to stop by and say hello. It truly makes my day.

Here's a look back on what went down here on Wishful Thinking in 2011. I'm hoping for much of the same (only better) for stick around! 


Swedish 2 copy

Fashion copy

Interiors copy

Houses copy

London copy

London 23 copy

Culture copy

Countryside copy

NYC copy

Beach copy

Looking forward to 2012? Hell yes!


  1. Congrats on surviving a year Meghan :-) The photos are all beautiful


  2. Congratulations Meghan! I for one am very glad that you decided to give blogging a go - you have created a wonderful blog that is a delight to read. Best wishes for the next year!

  3. Way to go Meghan, I completely agree with you - blogging is so rewarding to me. I have learnt so much, been so inspired, and have also 'met' so many fabulous, like-minded people. I feel like I have friends all over the world, even though I haven't officially met them.

    I love your flashback pics of 2011. I look forward to many more, and wishing you an awesome 2012. xxx

  4. Happy blog anniversary, Meghan! Blogging truly is a wonderful thing and I liked what you said that has taught you to get much more out of life. It's true, all the people you 'meet', the creativity it requires only helps you learn more about you and about all the inspiring things that surround you. Looking forward to following you along in 2012. xo

  5. Happy anniversary Megan!!!! Glad I met you in blog land... Keep up the good work!

  6. i feel the same way - i'm so happy to have read your blog! love so many of the wonderful things you discover from us. have a great day!

  7. Here's to another year! I really enjoy your blog - thanks for the great photos.

  8. Congratulations on your one year in blogging, Meghan! You have certainly shared some amazing pics and I have enjoyed visiting. Looking forward to more. I have passed on the Leibster Award to you - check it out on my blog.

  9. Happy blogiversary! Can't wait to read through your next year! You are one of the first people I started following! :)

  10. Congrats! Cheers to inspiration for many more posts!

  11. Congratulations Meghan!!! What an awesome day to celebrate. And lucky you, it's Friday! So you can really kick back and soak up the day :) Love the re-cap of pics above...just beautiful. Can't wait to see what 2012 holds for you!

  12. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! Your year-in-review is amazing ... isn't it incredible to look back on what you've done/thought/accomplished/appreciated over the course of a year? Really puts things in (pretty) perspective. Looking forward to reading right along with you in 2012 and beyond!

  13. Congrats on one year! So glad you started this lovely blog!
    Much love,

  14. Happy Anniversary!!! I still panic when I hit PUBLISH! Hysterical.
    Love your blog and musings!!!!

  15. I'm a relatively new reader and email follower of your blog and love it!! Congrats, and can't wait to see more...Happy Friday ~

  16. I'm so glad you got over your nerves and started your sweet blog! Love it!

  17. Happy anniversary! I love reading your blog and can't wait to see what you come up with this next year.


  18. congratulations on your one year anniversary!!...
    it really is a blessing and joy to blog...and so glad you're here and sticking to it... :)
    I'm a terrible writer yet I still one seems to mind that I can't write (at least they've not said anything-how nice, right?!!)...
    love your blog-so glad I discovered you (through Barbara of Haus Design)...
    ps..I've had a hard time posting comments and have given up on some days...will keep at it though as your blog is so pretty!!

  19. Congrats Meghan! I could totally relate to the emotions you went through, but so glad you stuck with it so we could connect here! Keep up the great work! :)

  20. Happy Anniversary Meghan! I, for one, am happy you fought your fears and clicked on that "Publish" button. So, here's to many more!

  21. So looking forward to getting to know you better in 2012 and living vicariously though all your adventures! Happy blogging birthday!

  22. Fabulous recap! Enjoy the lovely week ahead, Kellie xx

  23. Yay happy blog birthday! I'm so glad I found your blog, it's full of great inspiration. Keep up the awesome work!!

  24. I totally agree Meghan - it's been one year for me too & although blogging takes up way too much of my time - it has brought me so much joy & opened up my world. So happy blogging in 2012 & keep up the lovely posts!

  25. Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary. I enjoy visiting your blog and love to read about your trips and look at your gorgeous inspiration pictures!

    You did a great job, Meghan. Looking forward to more fabulous posts in the future!



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