Thursday, March 24, 2005

Dancing in the Rain ...

     One year ago, I wrote my first entry here at Dancing in the Rain!

     I had absolutely no idea at the time what an adventure I was in store for. Who would have guessed on that day that I would become part of a community so deeply connected by the stories that we tell as we explore our own passions, fears, triumphs and failures.

     Unless you experience the connection first hand, there is no way to know what it's like (if you have ever tried explaining it to a friend then you know what I mean) lol.

I'm sure that each of us begins writing here for different reasons but most of us stay because of the personal connection and true life friends that we find here in our own little corner of cyberspace. 

 

          Graphic and Haiku by Coy, July 2004!

 

AOL J-Land

circle of creative friends

sharing who we are.

     I want to thank each of you that have stopped by my journal this past year and left a kind word behind. I also want to thank each of you that have written an entry here in J-Land that has made me laugh or made me cry, an entry that has inspired me to think or to become more involved, an entry that encouraged me to become more creative or to just be a friend  ... I love this place! 

                               *** Coy ***        

                                                    

39 comments:

astaryth said...

Happy Anniversary!!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

fasttrack58 said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I'm so glad I read your journal!!
Have a great Easter!! Linda

sunnyside46 said...

me,too! I'm so glad you're here! My friends all think it's weird,too!
Marti!
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

rivercitygirl1 said...

Happy Anniversary Coy!!  I love your journal.  :)
Tami

pollysci said...

congratulations, coy!!!

~tara :)

boiseladie said...

Congratulations on a year of AOL's J-land...

nhd106 said...

Congrats Coy!!!   Amazing accomplishment!  So how the heck did you make those cool personal graphics? Do tell!
nancy

lindainspokane said...

congratulations and happy anniversary to u! and i know exaclty what u mean..i have tried explaing to real life friends about my j-land friends and they just look at me like i have 3 heads or something! congrats again and i look forward to another year of reading your great journal...

linda
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LifewithLinny
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LinnysLuciousLickings

ryanagi said...

Happy Anniversary to your blog, Coy. :-)

gaboatman said...

Cheers Coy.  Happy Anniversary and may you have many more!  Sam

jeanno43 said...

Happy Anniversary Coy. Yes, it is the friendship that keeps me writing away. When I started my journal I never realised how very many special and wonderful people I would find and come to know through their journals.  So Happy Birthday to your journal and keep it coming!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Happy Anniversary Coy!!  I know I also had no idea what to expect when I started my blog...and I'm SO happy I did.  It's an incredible community.  I'm so glad that YOU are part of it.
{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

dbaumgartner said...

Happy Anniversary!  Isn't fun to look back and see how much our journals have evolved since we first started them.  Glad you decided to start one!

donah42 said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you took the plunge!

sylviam4000 said...

I found journals 4 months ago. Started 1 myself just to write about things that interest me mainly. I have never looked back and have never had so many kind and wonderful friends in my life before. It's lovely being part of this community.
Sylvia
http://journals.aol.co.uk/sylviam4000/JottingsfromtheSticks/

lamove04 said...

Happy Anniversary Coy... and thanks for all the creativity and thought you've put into your journal(s) and into your comments.  It's pretty interesting how this place works, isn't it?  Feedback from people we've never met face-to-face resonates just as much as feedback from our offline friends.  Here's to more colorful Coy entries!  xxoo, Albert

sanforized6 said...

One year!! Congrats! Time does fly, huh? I'm glad I stumbled upon you, it has been a trip. Keep telling 'em. rich

suzypwr said...

Happy Anniversary, Coy, and I am glad to have become a friend!
xoxo

theresarrt7 said...

Happy Jour iver sary !!!

rrveh1 said...

             Coy - Congratulations!
Neat to see this cool J-Land graphic again!_rRose

txsguinan said...

I came to say "Thankyou for coming by," but it looks like I got here just in time for the party ~ yay!  Happy Anniversary!  :)

macroura said...

Thank you for being here.  Your words and pictures are often the highlight of my day.

cyndygee said...

Thanks for sharing a SLICE of your life!  Cudos!
Cyndy
http://journals.aol.com/cyndygee/TheRealWorldOfcyndygee

lindainspokane said...

I want to wish a very Happy Easter...much love to you...

linda
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LifewithLinny
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LinnysLuciousLickings

sonensmilinmon said...

One year mark?  Congratulations! :-) I've enjoyed coming here and I'm glad I've had the opportunity to get to know you and look forward in learning more. :-)  BTW, I enjoyed the pictures below - looked like fun.  Happy anniversary, Happy Easter.

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi/
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

shewolfdancing said...

Happy Easter to you and your family Coy!  I thought this entry was great!  Congrats on your one year mark!    Hope your weekend was amaaaaaaaaaaaazing....

:)  :::smiles:::

Kate

sieblonde said...

Happy Anniversary!  and Hoppy Easter too.

ann7inflorida said...

Happy Anniversary, Coy! : )

cneinhorn said...

Happy Anniversary Coy!  You were one of the first to visit my journal when I started along with Mummsy and wow, it's been a year already for ya!  Woohoo, here's to another year girl!

~JerseyGirl
www.jerseygirljournal.com
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl

benu4444 said...

Congratulations!  One year, wow!

http://journals.aol.com/benu4444/CreativityBitsandPieces/

luvmort said...

Very nice. And I thank you, too. Awww...now I have to go step on a puppy or something to even things out! THANKS!

belfastcowboy75 said...

You add a lot to this place, Coy.

judypearllove said...

I FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME WAY. I TALK TO MY FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS ABOUT J-lAND ALL THE TIME IT HAS ADDED EVERYHING YOU SAID TO MY LIFE AND MORE. IT'S BEEN HEALING, GROWING AND FUN, SURPRISES OH I CAN'T PUT IT ALL INTO WORDS. I HAVE ALSO LEARNED THE TRUE MEANING OF HAVING NICE THINGS SAID TO YOU. I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN PRAISE AND POSSITIVE TREATMENT IS WONDERFUL BUT NEVER REALLY REALIZED THE TRUE HEALING EXPERIENCE IT IS FOR YOU. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME AND IT'S BECAUSE OF EACH OF US. I CHEERISH THIS PLACE AND HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE THIS PLACE THE REST OF MY LIFE. I WANT TO KEEP GROWING EXPERIENCEING  ALL THAT IT ADDS TO MY LIFE . I WANT TO LEARN MORE AND MORE ABOUT MAKING My OWN JOURNAL AND MAKE IT JUST SO AWESOME BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS AWESOME

mutualaide said...

Congrats on a successful and interesting year in J-land, Coy!  I love to stop by here to look at your pictures and read diverse entries.  

marigolds2 said...

me too, love this place.   love your enthusiastic posts.  you left a comment, question, on my bibliophiles tattoo post - how tempted am I?  pretty tempted, but i won't do it.  i have never gotten a tattoo, altho i love them and would love to have several - because i could no longer be a blood donor.  as i am a universal donor, and belong to the state blood bank, i feel it's the least i can do for humanity.  

mykesmom75 said...

Cograts!Sorry about the late mesage, haven't been on in a while....

deabvt said...

Happy Anniversary!
Yea, I`m happy to be here! I`m on dial-up! Sometimes it`s very hard to enter...must be the rain!
V

ibspiccoli4life said...

Wow, a whole year. I agree with you sooo much. It's really quite an amazing little community we have here. It's impossible to explain to people what blogging is.  I've tried. The result? Blank stares. LOL. Who cares. I love it. It's been so much fun.

May your counter keep ticking away. I hope this is another wonderful year of blogging for you.  

Best wishes,

dave

realitycheckmco said...

Congrats on thew Annniversary,
Mine is on Wednesday.
M