Wow. Halloween has come around once again, and with it comes the birthday of my blog! Yes sir, my blog is now officially four years old. It’s crazy to think back to just how much has gone on in those past four years. When I look back at my previous posts, I see a lot of me that has changed, and yet I also see a lot of me that has stayed the same. These really have been my formative years, where I have struggled through much and begun to set out on my own. During this time, I’ve achieved a level of independence from my parents, and begun a whole new world at university. I’ve gone through difficult choices, ones that have serious implications for my life. I’ve gone through several jobs, both part-time and full-time, and shared plenty of joys and frustrations. This blog, really, is my life. This is me, freshly squeezed and in concentrated form. On here, all (or at least many) of my fears and failings, my joys and sorrows, my ups and downs, my best and worst, are documented. My thoughts, my dreams, my hopes and ambitions are all displayed, and I hope that you who read this, whether regularly or occasionally, can find something to glean from it. I have never written to a specific audience or group. I have only written to myself. But I do hope that this is not a useless endeavour. I sincerely hope and believe that someone may find my ramblings useful. Helpful. Thoughtful.
So here’s to another year. My blog – all 560 entries of it – has grown another year older, and possibly another year wiser. Whatever the future has in store, I hope that it comes with its full ferocity and vitality – because I’m ready to take it on. Cheers, blog, and happy Halloween!