125 & MSN.ca
I’ve thought about this post everyday for the past six months. Every, single, day. What words I would use, what sentences I would string together to get my feelings across. First I’d have to pause for a moment, take a deep breath, and calm myself as to not explode my thoughts onto the screen with a series of Oh My Gods, capital letters and exclamation points.
But, you guys, but…
I am thrilled (over. the. moon!) with excitement and giddiness to announce that going forward I will be working with MSN.ca to blog as their Lifestyle Blogger. *Insert high-kicks and cartwheels (if I could do them) here!!*
This Little Blog has been by my side through so much: from that first night, way-back-when, when tears stained my eyes as I typed, “I want to lose weight. I’m going to lose weight,” to my first 5k run, 3rd full marathon, losing 50 pounds, quitting my job and leaving Toronto, hiking to Base Camp Mt. Everest, traveling to foreign countries, setting up a life for myself in Melbourne and facing the reality of gaining some weight back, to heartache, dating, love, coming to terms with my body, and figuring out the person I am, as I work on becoming the person I want to be.
See? A lot.
And now we can add this exciting news to the list! I was in Nepal the day I received MSN.ca’s email, or more precisely, I was in a hostel dorm full of sleeping people, but that didn’t stop me from letting out a giddy, oh-so-very-girly, ‘ohmygoodness!!!!’ squeal of excitement.
I have been blessed in many ways because of this blog, and am humbled and honoured to be chosen to contribute to MSN.ca - so thank you so much to their team for seeing something in me and my little corner on the Internet.
So (because I know I’d be asking this question too) what exactly does this mean for One Twenty Five going forward?
And, well, that’s the beauty of it! I’ve never blogged, and never will blog, because I wanted to earn a living off the Internet, or to become ‘blog-famous,’ or anything like that, I started my little blog to simply lose weight, and over the past three and a half years invited the Internet into many other aspects of my life. Why? because I truly enjoy the process of blogging and keeping a scrapbook of my life online, and I want to emphasize that by me partnering up with MSN.ca, absolutely nothing will change in regards to my writing.
I have no restrictions, no guidelines, no rules, no boundaries which means my little corner of the Internet will continue chugging along just like before.
However, you will notice a few layout changes on One Twenty Five’s main page, and for those reading through dashboards, you won’t have to update your readers (yay!) as one-twenty-five.tumblr.com will continue to link you here, but from now on, so will 125.msn.ca.
See? So exciting!!
I hope you are happy for me (as I know lots of people don’t like change in the blogging world), because this is pretty much the biggest, most awesome thing to happen to me, well, ever. I am so thankful and grateful for this opportunity I’ve been given, and so thankful to you, the people who read my words and thoughts, and I look forward to being part of the MSN.ca family and continuing to share my life with you online.
Thank you so much,