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A Year On This Path

Today is my one year blogiversary! I decided to look back at my first post. Wow! I set a pretty powerful intention there. Maybe I should have looked back at it a few more times. ;)

I got a bit nostalgic, so I decided to pick my top 12 blog entries. The original intent was to find my favorite from each month, but some months were better than others. I know I have several new friends here. If you find yourself coming upon a friend-locked or filtered post that you're interested in, just drop me a line and let me know to add you. If it speaks to you in some way, please feel free to leave your opinion.

So, in chronological order (since I couldn't determine how to rate them), I give you:

1. What is Reiki?
I did my best to explain a wonderful energy that I am still exploring and learning. I hope I did a decent job, although I have considered coming back and editing this post.

2. And now a letter from the Front Lines
I just had a lot of fun with this one.

3. Best Birthy Books
A 'Must Read' list for anyone having a baby or just contemplating it. The post contains my personal favorites, and the comment section offers many more good suggestions.

4. My Reiki Roots
Just a little backstory.

5. Why am I on your friends list?
This is fifth on the list, but probably one of my favorites. This began as a meme that was going around, but the answers pleasantly surprised me. I've made wonderful connections with so many people from all over. I never would have met most of you otherwise, and I'm amazed at how many 'strangers' have become dear and cherished friends. This is definitely a post I hope you'll contribute to, even if you've responded once and the reasons have changed. :)

6. Why am I a Doula?
This was part of an 'ask me anything' meme and explains one of my passons.

7. Would You Like Distance Reiki?
I have this post linked to my profile, for anyone to make a request at any time. I love getting requests and having the opportunity to practice my distance healing.

8. Meeting My Totem
This was actually a cross-post from one of my yahoo groups, but I really enjoyed the experience.

9. Friendy Memey Goodness
I just had a good time focusing on each of my friends, perusing their journals and coming up with the answers to this one.

10. Ivy's Hospital Scare
This is possibly my favorite entry. Not because I feel it was particularly well written, and certainly not because of the experience itself. I just had so much going through me. This was the single most terrifying event of my life. I had to vent it, and writing has always been my therapy. But it was the amazing outpouring of love that helped me remember how truly blessed I am. I am so grateful to everyone - not just for the love, which I truly needed, but also for all the prayers, reiki, and blessings that went out to Ivy. I know without a doubt that all the prayer lists she was put on and all the hearts she was held in helped her to make such a quick recovery, with no permanent damage.

11. My “For the Love of All Holiness, Please Don’t!” Peeve List
On a completely different note...lol...

Say what you will, but I love a good snark. I thought I did a pretty good job on this one. Apparently others did too, because this is my post that's gotten the most comments.

12. 101 Things
I'm really excited about this project. I'll enjoy crossing out the entire list, and doing tons of things I've always wanted to do. If anyone wants to buddy up, let me know.

And just for a couple bonuses:

Here is the biggest "ROTFLMAO" moment in my blog rounds.

And this was a personal favorite:

I died in the Dungeon of Ahavah Ehyeh

I was killed in an unnatural tunnel by Witchwillow1 the arch-demon, whilst carrying...

the Crown of Ookthelibrarian, the Armour of Dreaming Two, the Sceptre of Role Playing, a Figurine of Mc Questionmark, the Sceptre of Spirits, the Shield of Bdsm and 85 gold pieces.

Score: 130

Explore the Dungeon of Ahavah Ehyeh and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...


I spent an indecent number of hours playing every one of these things that showed up on my friends page. I had days of geeky fun over it.

Thank you for coming along with me!



In one year:

* Friends: 111

* Journal entries: 307

* Comments: Posted: 5,098 - Received: 4,386



Top Commenters on ahavah's LiveJournal
(Self and anonymous comments excluded from rankings)
1lanternlady174 174
2nedia782170 170
3iynx96 96
4aydira94 94
5fierceawakening73 73
6ladysmith67 67
7flamespirit65 65
8aquathegoddess64 64
9berryhappy64 64
10mc_questionmark60 60

11deliriousgal59 59
12manifest_now58 58
13simplydorei51 51
14belou_luna50 50
15annafrenc49 49
16sneezythesquid48 48
17mrdixon47 47
18asphixiapixia38 38
19times_suspended38 38
20snagglepat32 32
21birthingway30 30
22inanmak29 29
23mysirensong28 28
24naicele27 27
25lolacat27 27
26lovesprout27 27
27a_treitell26 26
28bulletslc25 25
29lost_heart_less24 24
30dominanefret24 24
31charv23 23
32kyndirishfairy22 22
33dragynflies22 22
34reiki_evolution22 22
35author_by_night19 19
36glowfaeriejosie19 19
37ascadulineadept19 19
38cheekymama18 18
39citrinepoint18 18
40tadeudz17 17
41lilyinchains17 17
42ne_penthe16 16
43browneyed_whore16 16
44ct_doula15 15
45angelofmysoul14 14
46ast_trygd_ehwaz14 14
47tmmason51113 13
48kerynde13 13
49st_andrews_girl12 12
50zjande12 12
51wolf09197212 12
52holychapstick11 11
53dorianeldritch11 11
54tana_seonaid10 10
55brihanon9 9
56redspiral9 9
57sub_stories8 8
58leannemarrs8 8
59phoenixonfire647 7
60callirhoe7 7
61jovial_kitten7 7
62hnurse7 7
63yummy647 7
64deadlybuzz7 7
65felisdemens7 7
66mrsgirlyduck7 7
67ookthelibrarian7 7
68wurdz7 7
69raynemoonfyre7 7
70penella227 7
71kethlenda6 6
72iamlove6 6
73salleesuewho5 5
74lovelydumpling5 5
75yayhappens5 5
76kuroihime5 5
77kali_kali5 5
78amadareneko5 5
79onlyangil5 5
80sunlit_mists5 5
811drowned5 5
82kajmal5 5
83lessthan90sheep5 5
84shinylife4 4
85v_willendorf4 4
86dgnr8_4_694 4
87azaelia_culnamo4 4
88leth4 4
89the_intuitive4 4
90enigmaticelf3 3
91nyxalinth3 3
92interactiveleaf3 3
93tendentious13 3
94flamesx3 3
95lissande3 3
96frankbr3 3
97of_life_n_love3 3
98foxbaby2 2
99aliyna2 2
100christinaliu2 2

Total Commenters: 143 (43 not shown)
Total Comments: 4386

Report generated 9/10/2006 2:47:41 AM by scrapdog's LJ Comment Stats Wizard 1.7

Comments

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yayhappens
Sep. 10th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, all of the links for your previous posts I'm so interested to read about. It will keep me busy for a good long time. No doubt a good kind of busy! Thanks for posting them!

Happy LJ-a-versary!!!
ahavah
Sep. 10th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so honored that you're interested enough to read back. I hope you enjoy them.
iynx
Sep. 10th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Happy Blog Day!
wow I'm #3 that's cool!
111 friends is a lot (did you notice I didn't leave them together).I get lazy and use alot a lot - but really prefer to use a different measure of frequency or counting.

It's been a year that's really cool. My two year was in July and I had to think hard about where I wanted to pay again. But I'm such an icon whore there really was no other choice :)

I've really enjoyed your posts and have prayed for you and laughed my self silly with your family antics.

happy blog day ahavah!
ahavah
Sep. 10th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Blog Day!
111 friends is a lot (did you notice I didn't leave them together).I get lazy and use alot a lot - but really prefer to use a different measure of frequency or counting.

ROTFLMAO ... it makes me feel so good to know I have made a little difference in the world. :-D

It's been a year that's really cool. My two year was in July and I had to think hard about where I wanted to pay again. But I'm such an icon whore there really was no other choice :)

Thanks! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it. I know what you mean ... I was really wondering whether I wanted to support a paid account, since I was never clear whether or not LJ changed their policy on the default bfing icons. I decided that I *do* feel LJ is the best of the blog hosts, for me, and my writing is important enough for me to be willing to splurge (despite the fact that simplydorei is the one who actually bought it for me!). I'm a total icon whore, too. I dig the 35 now, but I'm completely considering buying the extra icon space when I get some fundage to splurge with. You get like 100!

I've really enjoyed your posts and have prayed for you and laughed my self silly with your family antics.

I'm so honored! Thank you so much - both for enjoying, and for the prayers. I was a bit disappointed when I read through, looking for my favorites, and realized that narrowing them down wasn't so hard. *blush* I have a goal of writing more articles, or at least entries of substance this time around... Anyways, I'm glad you stuck with me. It's been great meeting you and having you as a friend!
dominanefret
Sep. 10th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
I'm in the top thirty... that's not bad.

i'll have to try and do better.
ahavah
Sep. 10th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
LOL As long as you're still here, enjoying yourself, that's all I care about. ;)

Thanks!
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lanternlady
Sep. 10th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Happy blog day!
You my dear are one of the most cherished gifts I've received in finding LJ. You've made me laugh, cry, giggle out loud, THINK... It's been wonderful. And I've only been at this since March! LOL... Feels like I've known you a lifetime.

And would never have killed you in the dungeon yanno! ROFLMAO

big squishy hugs
~w~
xoxox
ahavah
Sep. 10th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy blog day!
You my dear are one of the most cherished gifts I've received in finding LJ.

What an honor! Thank you so much.

Has it only been since March? My, it seems like we've walked our paths together a while. ;) I have to say, I'm grateful to LJ for meeting you, but I'm still hoping to really *meet* you one day.

I'm glad you've enjoyed it! I'm especially glad to hear that I've made you "THINK". That was one of my big intentions with this blog, and I'll have to remember that next time I post 5 memes in a row...

Thank you again, so very much!

*big warm hugs*
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OMG I just squeed all over my keyboard! - ahavah - Sep. 11th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
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deadlybuzz
Sep. 10th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
ahavah
Sep. 10th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Huh, well that's a bit ridiculous. :P
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mc_questionmark
Sep. 11th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
Woohoo, I made top ten!
And I'm relatively new here.
All my hard work has paid off.
ahavah
Sep. 11th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Ah, you see? I told you that's why I ♥ you. Now, just pimp me wildly and you'll quickly become my favorite.

*evil cackle*

Whoops, I mean, thanks for jumping in whole heartedly and being a fantasmic new friend!
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sneezythesquid
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Congrats on making it a year, and I am pleased to see that I'm in the top 20! :)
ahavah
Sep. 11th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm pleased you are, too. Especially considering I don't think we've been friends *all* that long. lol Thanks for taking such an interest, and for introducing me to your lovely lady.
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deliriousgal
Sep. 11th, 2006 10:02 am (UTC)
Okay, so since I'm, like, nearly in the top then then that means I should beat that swine mc_questionmark by commenting to your each and every post in detail with one comment per paragraph.
ahavah
Sep. 11th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Since I'm a pimptastic comment whore, I wholly support that.

That, and it would just be really fun to watch you two duke it out.
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lanternlady
Sep. 11th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
*the queen simply looks at the questionmark and the delirious one.. and smiles*

I love to see ppls duke it out for SECOND place

*insert maniacle laughter -- pulls up a chair and popcorn*

(okay that was like totally out of character for me.. but dang it felt goooood! hehehehe)

And now.. for the long ride home.. until tomorrow my friends!
ahavah
Sep. 12th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
*titter titter*

Do not be so secure, grasshopper. Nedia has been my top ranking one every time except this one. Methinks you lucked out because she went on vacation recently...

:P

(PS: I like devious Willow. Let us cackle evilly together.)
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