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Steph's LJ turns 10 - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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Steph's LJ turns 10
This journal turned 10 years old today. So let's start with an appropriate celebration gif:



It took me half an hour of sniffing around on Tumblr to find a gif that would somehow sum up the celebratory mood and be relevant to this blog. Internet, I am seriously disappoint at the lack of Ian Hart gifs online, the 'TROLL IN THE DUNGEON' moment excluded. I've had to settle for another long-time crush, Stephen Colbert.

I created this blog when I was 2 months into my last year of high school. I can't bring myself to go back and look at the posts, becuase I cringe to think of the way I talked then. I do remember that there was a lot of fangirl squee and quizzes in that first year. And there was angst about other assorted things such as exams and Andrew, the guy I was seeing on and off at the time. I've matured rather painfully since then...I sometimes feel embarrassed at how I used to write back then, but eh. It's the way a teenage girl talks.

In the 10 years after that, I've completed my undergraduate degree, did my honours and after 6 years of working part-time in bookselling, finally got a full-time job last year. Of my 9 nieces and nephews, 7 were born over this decade. I also dealt with the death of my younger sister- it has been nearly 5 years since she passed away, and I still feel her absence, particularly when I'm posting here since she herself was a blogger and commented on these posts when I allowed her to.

Hm, what else....I suppose this has been a relatively quiet corner of the blogging world. Only a few people I know IRL this place exists, some of them found it by accident and some people I gave the link to. I don't really talk about my current employers here....I think if they knew I was blogging, they wouldn't be so well disposed to it, so when I have updated, it's been fandom stuff and other areas of my life. Not that my job is really worth discussing....it's a desk job, and there are moments when I have to sit back and think of $$$ to keep going.

I would like to think I'll be continuing with this blog in the years to come, even if I don't post frequently. Livejournal is still my first port of call when I get home and turn on my laptop. I still read comms and yes, all of you on my friends list. I don't comment, but I am still reading. I hope I'm in a different place for the next milestone....I'm not unsatisified with my current lot in life, but I think I could do better, and I will work towards that, even if it takes baby steps. And as the past ten years were, it too will all probably be documented here, with a bit of luck.

TL;DR HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOURNAL!



(I like to think Chaveulin's reaction is how everybody reading this self-indulgent waffle feels. SORRY GUYS! :D)

Current Mood: curious curious
Current Music: Boy and Bear - Golden Jubilee

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vikingcarrot From: vikingcarrot Date: March 18th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
*confetti*

It's been a long ten years.

And we've still only shared breathing space for all of 5 minutes in that time. :)

Here's to another 10 years of quietly existing in the outdated section of the blogosphere. :)
dives From: dives Date: March 19th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! :D I should make some gifs once I get back on Tumblr (I gave it up for Lent). I got on LJ just around the time when The Hound of the Baskervilles w/IH and Richard Roxburgh came out...that honestly feels like FOREVER ago.
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: March 21st, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd complain about never hearing from you anymore, except you post more often than me. Oops.

I can't stop staring at dancing!Colbert. It's...hypnotic.
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