Happy 1-Year Anniversary to The Goddess Howe blog! Yep, one year ago today I posted my very first blog as I stepped off into this crazy journey of pursuing my dreams. To all of you who have subscribed to the blog, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your support means the world to me and has encouraged me on days when I questioned my sanity for doing this. (And if you haven't subscribed yet, PLEASE DO! It's painless. You just sign up with your email address and you get an email whenever I do a post. Which you can read or delete or forward or ignore.) To those of you who have commented on my blog posts, a big huge thank you! I read once that the difference in a blog and a website is that a blog is a two-way conversation, so thanks for conversing with me. To all of you who have followed The Goddess Howe on Facebook, thank you! Your likes, your comments, your shares, and your support have kept me going and inspired me to keep writing and keep posting. Share it and spread the word whenever you like it! And finally, I'd like to thank the Academy.....or more importantly, My Knight and Dr. Smooth, for reading every post, critiquing every post, and for providing so much great material. We have two new catch phrases in the house. 1- You should blog about this! and 2- Don't you dare blog about this! Blogging is a funny thing. Putting yourself out there to the entire world (or the portion of the world that will find your posts) and saying, "Here's how I feel. Here's what I think. Here's what happened to me." Sometimes they like it. They're inspired, or entertained, or encouraged. Sometimes they don't like it. They're offended, or infuriated, or bored. But isn't it just the coolest thing?? That I can sit down and write out what I'm thinking, or feeling, or experiencing, and for a brief moment in your day.....you and I connect? No matter how far apart we might be, and whether we are family, close friends, or complete strangers....for that moment we connect. Our lives bump up against each other in this big ole' world. So here's to another year of bumping into each other! I'll keep posting; you keep reading and commenting. And now there is a whole new way for us to connect. Starting today, The Goddess Howe will be featured as a weekly column in the South Lake Tablet. It's new material, so check it out! I'm gonna celebrate today with a Diet Coke. And maybe a cupcake. But we can celebrate together by taking a look back at the most popular posts from this first year based on the stats. Just click on the title to read that post. Enjoy! (and seriously, thank you!)
My knight decided to get another tattoo and got a recommendation for a highly-talented tatt artist. He asked me to come along, and I agreed because I like spending time with my knight, and I also want some input on any paintings I will be looking at for the rest of my life. I wouldn't want him buying a piece of art for the living room without my input, so why wouldn't I help with this? He failed to mention that the tattoo studio was in a pole-dancing bar! Well, actually, it's a pole-dancing school that happens to have a tattoo studio and bar in it. I guess pole-dancing is a hot trend in exercise right now, because lots of spas/gyms offer these classes. It will come as no shock to most of you that know me, but I had never been in a pole-dancing club. I think my mouth dropped open . . . and stayed that way! Continue reading "Tattoos, Pole-dancing, and Cirque du Soleil"