Happy Birthday to Me

One year and 48 posts ago, I decided to start a blog.

A friend of mine had started her own blog not too long before then, and since I felt that I had gotten a good understanding of the blog format from reading many other [food] bloggers’ posts, I thought it would be a great project to undertake — even if I wouldn’t have content as interesting or drool-worthy photos to accompany my work.

Thus, 366 days ago, I wrote my first post about my identity. It was, as most of my blog posts have been since, an exploration of myself and the recent experiences I had gone through. I’d realized that I would soon have to become a person independent of my studies, and I was slowly beginning to take steps in that direction.

Photo Courtesy of Death to the Stock
Photo Courtesy of Death to the Stock

Although one full year has passed since then, I’m still basically in the same physical space. Being a fourth year in college doesn’t actually look that much different from being a third year, especially since I’m still living in the same space and taking the same routes to class that I have for the past two-and-a-half years now.

Mentally though, I’d like to think that I am in a slightly different place. This past year has been a huge challenge academically, extracurricularly, and personally, but in retrospect, it has helped me better figure out what I enjoy doing with my life and where I’d like to be in the near future.

Finding the answers to all of these large questions is still, without a doubt, a daunting process, but after the trying times of this semester, I think I’m actually looking forward to all the new things that will inevitably be coming my way in this next half year.

(I may or may not have just jinxed myself. Let’s put a pin in this post, shall we?)

Photo Courtesy of Death to the Stock
Photo Courtesy of Death to the Stock

And even as times change and I begin to make plans to move out of my cozy apartment space, there are just as many things about me that have yet to change. I still unabashedly enjoy boy bands and am, without a doubt, still an English major, a writer, a musician, a daughter, a sister, and a partner. I may not have completely succeeded in not stressing over the next thing.

But am I enjoying my life? You bet my thesis topic I am.

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