Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Birthday to The Quiet Owl!

It's really hard to believe that's it been a year since I started this blog.  So much has happened in the last 365 days!  I quit my career of 6 years, moved, started grad school, started a business, and started this blog.  And I had about 10 different hair colors in between!  Last year was one of the most dramatic as far as changes go that I've had in a very long time.  It wasn't all  rainbows and puppy dogs, but I changed a lot as a person.  This blog was a big part of that.  I made so many blogging friends that have had such an impact on my life.  I'm truly thankful for the support I've been given.  

The next year is going to be even bigger and better, for me and for the blog.  Here's some of the things that will happen...
  • I'll graduate from grad school this summer (unless something goes horribly wrong with my grades.  Let's not think about that...)
  • If we can sell our house, we'll be moving to Nashville.  This will be such a huge step.  I've never lived outside Alabama, so it will be a change.
  • When we move to Nashville, we'll be opening up a brick and mortar business.  I've got a lot of planning and work to do for this, but I'm excited to get started.
  • I'm going to continue to expand and work on my Etsy shop.  I've been slacking on this, but 2012 was a great year for Quiet Owl Vintage!
  • I'll turn 30 in July.  Wow.  I mean, really?  I'm convinced that my thirties are going to be awesome though.  It just seems like so many things are coming together for me.
  • Speaking of turning 30, my husband and I have made a pact that we will both get healthier and fit before we turn the big 3-0 this year.  He turns 30 in May, so I have a few months to get my bum in shape!
So yeah...I have a lot going on!  I must admit that one of my biggest struggles since quitting my job has been time management.  Making the most of my time will be one of my priorities, which hopefully means regular blog posts!  Thank you all so much for sticking with me for the first year of my blog.  It means the world to me and I can't wait to see what the next year has in store for me!


  1. Good luck with your goals! And more so, congrats with almost being done with grad school!

  2. Congrats on hitting a year of blogging but more importantly for all that you learned this past year and accomplished! You have some very exciting goals for the new year and I can't wait to hear more about them!

    Cheers to ya,

  3. Congrats on one year of blogging! It sounds like 2012 was a great year but I'm sure 2013 will be even better.

    Can't wait for you guys to move up here!

  4. If you move to Nashville and open your store let us know where it is! I live in Nashville and would love to come check it out! Best of luck with all of your plans!!


  5. Happy Blogiversary Karen! Your story is pretty inspiring to a girl like me who has only left her job 2 weeks ago. I'm still in that freakout, "what have I done??!!" phase. I look forward to following along in 2013. Here's to a new year!


  6. How exciting! I do think that your 30's are better. They have been for me so far. You really start to know who you are as a person and have more confidence. I can't wait to see what you do in 2013!! Thanks for following me as well. ;)

  7. Happy Blog Birthday!!!! Can't wait to see what 2013 brings you :)

  8. Congratulations!!! You have so much to be proud of and i can't wait to see where you take your blog in 2013!!!

  9. Happy 1 year anniversary!!!
    I'm glad you blog cause I got to "meet" you!
    I've heard the 30's are the best. I'm excited for when I turn 30.
    I feel like 2013 is going to be so much better then 2012.
    Sounds like you and hubz are in for a great year!!
    PS: Happy New Year!

  10. Happy Blogiversary! That is so fun. :D And Happy New Year! love your blog!

  11. Sounds like you have an awesome year ahead!

  12. happy blog birthday and good luck with all your goals! i would love to see you around nashville <3


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