5 years today, I was 15 and I wanted my own blog. 5 years today I started one–this one–and in many ways, my life today is drastically different because of it. That first year of blogging was mostly me feverishly posting about Star Wars, sharing family photos, doing tags, and exploring other blogs run by kids my age with similar interests. That year grew into two, then three, as I loved it so much that I just kept writing.
It’s year 5 tonight! I’m 21 now. Today, I’m still blogging because I still love it and I still have things I want to say and people I talk to. I actually have two blogs now because I love it so much.
I’m thankful that I’ve had a place to process my thoughts, review entertainment, be my odd self, and share my passions for self-discovery these past 5 years. Being a writer, blogging has given me a relaxed place to grow and practice. I’ve found my inner voice by blogging, along with my natural voice.
Best of all, this blog has been a platform to meet many wonderful people who’ve helped me grow in many ways. Though people have come and gone, I’m still in contact with many wonderful people, and have developed amazing relationships from a select few that I met when I was 15! If it wasn’t for this blog, I would not know my very best friend and would have missed five years of enthusiastic comment conversations, blog/podcast collaborating, and a million happy Skype conversations about anime and life and everything in-between.
All because 5 years ago today, I created a WordPress blog, called it “Through Two Blue Eyes”, and fell in love with writing to all of you.
Truly, meeting so many of you wonderful people have made this blogging experience entirely worth it, even though I love talking to you all anyway. 😄 It blows my mind, guys, how much starting this blog has changed me! I’m incredibly grateful for the last five years of writing and all the bridges it created to bring blessings into my life. I hope to be here for many more years to come! ❤
So, happy anniversary to me! *climbs out of “super-reflective mode” to release 500 rainbow balloons and then chokes on a cloud of glitter. 😄 *