It’s hard to believe I started Kermit Says… three years ago. It seems like just yesterday that I was delivering a speech to newly inducted members of the National Junior Beta Club, an academic honor society I was a part of many many moons ago. Besides my elementary Salutatorian and high school Vice-Presidential addresses, I can’t recall ever really speaking in front of a large group of people, but as a teacher, I knew I wanted this to be as interactive and engaging as possible. I wrote, scrapped, and revised multiple drafts until I was pleased with the final product, and when I stood before the crowd and shared my words of inspiration both congratulating the inductees and preparing them for what was to come, I must admit I wasn’t prepared for the positive feedback I received from parents, teachers, and–most importantly–students. I thought, “hmmm…maybe this could be something.” And here we are.
There are tons of lifestyle, beauty, and fashion bloggers who’ve gained insane success so quickly, and when I look at their numbers and compare them to my own, it sometimes feels disheartening. But if I let the numbers dictate my drive or determine my success, then I’d have to admit that I am blogging for all the wrong reasons. Regardless of how many followers I have, I believe in Kermit Says… because it’s bigger than me. I just want to be, for you, who I needed when I was your age–an adult who listens and cares without judgment, one who gives you permission to be your true, authentic self…who just gets it.
Now three years later, Kermit Says… is on the verge of something epic and exciting. Unfortunately, I can’t share the details just yet, but you’ll be the first to know once everything is finalized. Three is my lucky number, and this third year of Kermit Says… I’m feeling beyond lucky and blessed, ya’ll, and it’s all thanks to each and every one of you! Thank you for embarking on this wild and crazy journey with me. Thank you for sharing your ideas, for listening to me go on and on about my plans, for taking this as seriously as I do, for using your voices and sharing me with your friends, for liking and subscribing, and for believing in my dreams. You are what keeps me going. Thank you for making it all worth it!
P.S. After 186 posts, let’s take a trip down memory lane and read three of my favorites:
Do you have any favorites? Comment below!