Celebrating 7 years of blogging!
Last week I celebrated this blog’s 7th birthday. Can you believe it? It’s been seven years since I started GMBMFB, and it’s been a roller coaster for sure. Many of you have been with me through the ups and downs of both my personal and professional life. Over the years, I’ve e-mailed, talked on the phone, and met quite a few people through this blog. It’s been amazing, and GMBMFB has changed my life. You’ve seen me through my twenties, and now that I’m in my thirties, I’m really looking forward to continuing this blog, and seeing what the future has to offer. :)
For long-time readers, you know that things have changed a lot since February 2007. In the past seven years, I’ve had 7 jobs, move 6 times, and went through 3 tough break-ups. In 2011, I bought my very first home. In 2012, I moved to Germany. Other notables over the past few years include getting adult braces, having LASIK eye surgery, and my big blogging break with the Toronto Star/Moneyville.ca.
And as I transition into the newest phase of my life, it’s been hard to think of things to write here. In fact, I’ve avoided everything to do with my blog and social media (for the most part) since getting laid off. I gave myself two weeks to do whatever it is I felt like doing (stretchy pants and Netflix), and now that my time is up, I’m excited for my next opportunity. It’s been difficult, and I know I still have a long way to go, but I’m staying positive. I’ve gotten interviews, good feedback on my resume, and have had wonderful support from family and friends. In fact, when BF found out that it was my 7 year blogoversary last week, he surprised me with cupcakes the very next day. :)
So, from the bottom of my heart – thanks for supporting me all these years, and thanks for reading my blog. I really appreciate it, and am looking forward to continuing my journey with GMBMFB. ♥
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.