I can’t believe a year has flown by so fast. This week I celebrate my 1 year blogiversary, my blog went live September 15, 2011. I named my blog Shauntee because people often refer to me by my middle name and state that Shauntee is my alter ego. It has definitely been a labor of love for me. I never imagined that I would enjoy it as much as I do. Unlike most of the bloggers I follow, I work a full time job. My day starts every morning at 7am after hitting the snooze button continuously for a half hour. It normally ends somewhere between midnight and 1am after I fall asleep still typing thoughts on my iPhone. If you ever want to know what it feels like to have your brain in constant overload ask me! I have a degree in accounting and work double duty as a Staff Accountant/Office Manager.
What most people don’t know is that I also just completed my second degree, so I’m actually celebrating for 2 reasons. For the last year, I’ve managed to write 2-3 papers weekly, as well as, make 160 posts to my blog. I will be honest and say it hasn’t been easy and I spend at least 90% of my day in front of a computer. I’ve fallen asleep at the computer and I’ve knocked myself in the head countless of times after frying my brain. It all has been well worth it!
I have noticed the growth within myself and with my writing over the past year. I’ve watched my readership grow and found that I really do have a passion for writing and communication. So this week I’m sponsoring a blogiversary contest courteous of Shauntee. Most of you know how much I love my monthly beauty sample subscriptions so I am gifting two 3 month subscriptions to Birchbox which is my favorite. I will run this giveaway until September 16th and will notify the winners immediately. This contest is open to US residents only as they do not ship internationally at this time. This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Birchbox.
Thank you all for your support and I look forward to sharing more with you!