It’s been a little bit more than a year since this blog first launched, and while the vibe of the blog has changed over time as new projects took over and I experimented with different formats, the community surrounding it has continued to grow.
While the current layout focuses most prominently on the things that are in the forefront of the summer (that is, house building and wine drinking!) it does not do much to highlight some of the best of the blog that doesn’t fall into those areas. While there is certainly a better way to feature these archived posts, it’s not currently taking precedent on the to-do list. Instead, I’ll highlight here the top five greatest hits from the Ink archive. Those of you who have been around from the beginning may remember these from the day they were published. Those who have joined more recently will hopefully enjoy some fresh material via throwback!
We host an Airbnb, and we’ve learned somethings about humans: The very first of the Airbnb posts reveals the very strangest things that happened in our first months hosting a rental share. We’ve opened two more rentals since this post, and while they’ve been good, they’ve also brought a hundred more stories along the way!
Unpopular opinions – Christmas letters are the worst: One of the most read posts of all time on the blog, people seem to find this post at all times of the year. I knew I wasn’t the only one who dreaded the annual update letter, I just didn’t realize my unpopular opinion was actually more appropriately title “popular opinions that people are just looking for an opportunity to express.”
Five things I wish people would have actually told me before I got married: On my 3rd anniversary, I reflected on these five pieces of advice that would have actually been helpful on my wedding day and going forward into my marriage. On this, the five year anniversary of our engagement, I’ll add a #6: Travel together! Nothing has revealed more about the inner workings of our relationship or drawn us closer than being in new places together.
Confessions of the introvert people believe is an extrovert: If I’ve written a “controversial” post this was it as a number of people who knew me immediately let me know that they didn’t think I was an introvert. Never mind the fact that that was the point of the post. If you’ve ever felt misunderstood in your intro or extra version, this is your jam right here!
How the fittest I ever was became the unhealthiest I’ve ever been: If you’re looking for a dose of body positivity, this is the number one fitness post on the blog hands down! Having just finished the 11 week marathon experiment, I can confidently say that I’m healthier now than I was for marathon #1…but probably not as fit!
Thanks so much to all of you who have continued to follow my thoughts and journey!