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)