Monday, April 18, 2016

7 Years Later


2,558 days from yesterday (or 7 years), something happened. I started a blog. This blog. It took all but a few minutes but I'm pretty positive I would never guess that at 31, I'd still be posting my musings here for no reason. But I am. And I love, love, love this record of my life. When I went back to look at my first post on this blog HERE, I wanted to clean it up with its horrible formatting, etc. But I figured nahhhh, girl. Just let it be. Like the bits and pieces of your youth, they are renowned because of their imperfections, not in spite of them. 

Kind of on that note, my very first post on that blog was about my eyelid and how I was born with ptosis. You can read about it here. I guess I figured that the way to start my blog was opening up about my imperfection. I mean, if you're going to write - it better be about something. And I love reading pieces from others who offer sacrament to the table other than "here's an amazing dinner party I threw" (not that I don't love the **** outta those posts, I just love some humanization thrown in there). I like reading about everything going right but I absorb and love posts about things that just go wrong. That's where I, internet stranger, can feel like I know you. That's where I sit in the west coast and feel like I'm reading a blog of someone I'm holding hands with.

And so here I am. 7 years later. When I wrote that inaugural post in 2009, I was seated in my entry-level job in the field I call a career now. I lived in an apartment with my sister as my roommate. I was 5 months into dating Jay (and 5 years into knowing each other). Life was a little scattered but good.

So whether this is the first post you've ever read or you've been here more than once, thanks. Blogging is nothing without community and I've greatly enjoyed that aspect of it for 7 years. I don't need two normal eyelids to see that.

Popeye's daughter out.

PS- I celebrated by finally importing the web address I bought years ago. You can now find me at www.CandyflossAndPersie.com

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16 comments:

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Happy blogiversary! I agree just let your first blog post be! Just think about how funny it'll be to go back and read that post again in another 7 years!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm glad you're still at it and that I've found you. I too love the look at the awesome posts but always appreciate when someone throws a little chuckle in there of something gone awry. Because awry is where the humor usually is.

Nadine Lynn said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am always amazed with myself that I have hung around blogging and have been consistent since the beginning. It is always fun to look back at old posts. And yes yes yes to the community! It is certainly why I have stuck around and I am glad I found you!

Andrea Nine said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Amen too wonderful women like you who inspire and lift others up with your fun space on this big ole Internet! I adore your voice I'm so glad you keep typing away girl. More we want more of your grace, beauty, and wisdom!

Pat Hatt said...

Happy blogiversary at your sea. 7 years is a long time indeed, even with a break. The cat doesn't forget the break lol posts about things that go all wrong can sure be interesting.

MilitaryPugWife said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Just read your old post! I think you're beautiful!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Ahhh happy blogiversary! Seven years is quite an accomplishment! I only started my blog almost a year ago, and I already wish I could go back and change my posts. (I mean I could...but people have already seen them so I don't.)

BLovedBoston said...

Wow girl - 7 years is a huge accomplishment!! Congratulations!! xo, Biana

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

WOOHOO! Happy blogiversary girl! 7 years is awesome! Can't wait to continue reading along with you!

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Happy 7 years, whoop whoop!! And yeah, definitely let your first post be, after all, its an evolution throughout the years!!

The Siberian American said...

Seven years are amazing! I'm so glad you are still blogging because I love reading your blog!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Wow look at you go for 7 years, so glad I found your beautiful space this past year <3
Green Fashionista

Brittany said...

Isn't it amazing how awesome the blogging community is?! So glad you're still here, sharing your thoughts. Your blog is one of my favorites!

Stephanie Wilhite said...

I absolutely love this! I love that you have been blogging so long (and stuck with it) and I agree, you shouldn't touch up the old posts. It's so fun to look back at the progress and how things change. :) You're blog is my favorite!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

yay 7 years! i just went and read your first post and loved it so much. best first post ever. glad you are still blogging because i love your blog! i agree, i love the when things go wrong or imperfect posts because i feel like i know the people i am talking to or reading about. gotta love it.

Karrine Beasley said...

WOAH, 7 YEARS!?! When did that happen!?
I can't even imagine how long it's been now that we have been following each others lives from opposite ends of the globe.
It's so crazy to feel like I know so much about someone that lives so far away and that I have never met.
I occasionally find myself dropping your name in a "my friend Caitlin..." kinda way, when something I read here relates to a conversation and then find myself backtracking into "well, actually, this stranger whose blog I read..." haha.
:) xx