Today is a happy day. I have officially been blogging for one year. Crazy! I was so nervous about starting a blog, and I've definitely had some moments of "oh gosh this feels frivolous," but on the whole it has been a great year! In my first post, I explained my motivations/goals for starting a blog, and on the whole I think I've succeeded in realizing them. I've pushed myself to become more social and I've made some new friends, both virtual and in real life. I've started writing on a regular basis. While I can't say this definitely helped with my lab-related "writing anxiety", I can say that my scientific writing definitely improved in the past year - so the two are at least correlated. And I've found a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy. Blogging is fun! Taking outfit pictures is fun! Without the motivation to update the blog, I wouldn't have pushed my style boundaries, experimented with new recipes, or gotten into lomography.
More than anything, I would like to thank you guys for hanging out with me this past year. It's cliche, but true that this would not have been as fun without people to share it with. So to say thank you, I am doing my first ever giveaway!
Up for grabs are a few accessories I picked out from my favorite nerd-friendly company, thinkgeek:
(FYI - the 8-bit hair bow? Freaking adorable. Might have to get one for myself!)
I also wanted to give away a purse, but then I couldn't decide which one to give away. Target fixed my dilemma by offering a discount when you buy 2 or more purses. That means one purse for you, and one purse for me! Score! The winner will get to choose between the Chocolate New York Satchel or the Chocolate New York Block Clutch.
***Note: this giveaway is not in anyway sponsored by thinkgeek,Target, or Chocolate New York***
To enter, follow me on GFC, bloglovin', or whatever RSS reader you prefer. Then leave a comment on this post specifying which purse you would like (be sure to leave an email address or a way for me to contact you if you win). For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one):
- Like she could be a pharmer in those clothes on facebook
- Follow me on instagram @hans_banans (and leave your instagram name so I can follow you back!)
- Follow me on twitter
- Follow me on tumblr
Entries are open until Friday, June 22nd. Open to readers from anywhere in the world! (But not from space, because aliens creep me out. Sorry.)