Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Big Important Day

Happy Birthday to my blog!
It's two years old today.

Can you believe I started writing this blog two years ago? It's crazy how time flies. Because it's my blog's birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to take a little stroll down memory lane and see what I thought was so important that I couldn't not share it even though it probably wasn't that big of a deal was worth sharing with you the past two years on this day.

The First One was the first one I ever wrote. Clearly I was a confused, stressed neurotic college kid trying to figure out how to act like an adult. It makes me laugh because stress is what fueled that first post. I needed an outlet. While I still use the blog as an outlet for my stress, it's evolved into something more.

In 2011, I had a bad day. When I read it now, it all sounds so trivial, but back then it was like the end of the world. Notice that it was published on the 19th instead of the 18th since the Internet was down at work on my blog's first birthday.

But here's the thing.

Look how beautiful it all is. I have written somewhat regularly for two years. I have documented my life for two years. Good and bad. School stress. New adventures. Moving twice. Running. Running a 5K and a 10K. A year and a half of graduate school. Reflecting on relationships. Friendship break-ups. Friends' birthdays and weddings. It's all right here in one place.

It's almost like you and I get to watch me grow up as I write it. It's crazy how I've changed. What was important to me in 2010 may be different in 2011 and 2012. It's really cool to me to see how I've evolved as a person.

I've changed. I've grown up. I'm a strong, independent woman. I have some of the best friends any person could ever have. I have a job that allows me to support myself comfortably. I've almost completed the two hardest years of school that I will ever complete in my life. I try new things and take risks, even though I don't know what will happen. And I've realized I really can't please everyone all the time, and that's ok. I've finally got it together, and I'm proud of the person I've become.

I see big things happening in 2012. I don't really know why I think that, but I love that I think that. And I can't wait to share it all with you. So get your party pants on because when I said this is going to be good, I've got a feeling I'm going to be right.

So here's to another year of writing, storytelling, music loving, school finishing, party going and celebrating this beautiful life God has given me. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SHARE IT ALL WITH YOU!

Now everybody go outside and scream just because you can. (I would, but I still don't have a voice. #day5)