After over 530,000 views, 400 posts, and 4,300 comments, I almost cannot believe today marks this blog’s three year anniversary. I feel guilty for not posting for so long
and I need to throw in an incentive for people to still read this anyway like who actually reads this anymore so here’s a picture of me in heels from senior year:
I officially finished my finals – and my first semester of college – just yesterday. Looking back at my old posts (starting from sophomore year of high school, dang) gives me a strange sense of nostalgia and wonder; it feels like time passes so quickly. While what I’ve written on here over these past few months may lean toward the melodramatic, I’ve had the time of my life.
Just because I love talking about myself and that’s all I do on this blog I’ve made a great group of acquaintances and a slowly forming close circle of friends, I’ve learned so much in terms of academics, and I’ve kept myself occupied with the following: an editor position of a literary arts magazine, a few secretarial roles in short story club and a hunger awareness organization, volunteering at an elementary school, a job, and more.
The future holds great opportunities as well. I’m participating in upper-level psychology research next semester, and I wish to form my own research project on the psychology behind either eating disorders or domestic abuse. A second job awaits me, tutoring fellow students with their writing. If it weren’t for all the lessons I’ve learned through writing on this blog and reading/responding to all of your comments, I definitely would not have the drive or the ability to do as much as I do. It only occasionally gets stressful, and that’s when I have books, this blog, creative writing, and the ten versions of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” on my IPod.
College has also taught me to value my reading time a lot more. Thankfully I completed my goal of 77 books this year sometime last week, but we’ll see how much I can get through over break and over the course of this upcoming year. As an English major, reading shouldn’t be too hard
unless you count the copious yet exciting amount of work I have woo woo.
Questions for you guys: what do you think of three years? Do you have anything in particular you would like me to write about, college-related, gay rights-related, etc.? I would love to respond to prompts. Book recommendations would also be appreciated now that holiday season is approaching. Lastly, has anyone heard of the app Quiz Up? It’s like a more intellectually stimulating version of Candy Crush. If you have a device that allows the installment of apps, I’d recommend it, unless you would like to be productive in your life.
I will probably post about something before next year, but if not, happy holidays and thanks again for a great three years! Here’s to three, or ten, or twenty more. Now to actually read and respond to all the comments waiting in the wings, and if you want to check out my thoughts on Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman or Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, you can do so here and here, respectively. See you guys soon!