On the 30th of May 2006 I wrote my first post on a blogspot blog. A week later, I wrote my first post for Blogmark. I cannot believe how my life has changed in the two revolutions of the sun since that week.
I look back over the last two years (and the year before that I lurked like a professional stalker), through numerous transmutations (of blog-home and character) and I can quite honestly say that the challenge I set myself that long ago Tuesday afternoon has been met.
I no longer live my life apart. On the couch. Safe. In the lead up to that first post, I changed my job, I challenged myself on how I really felt about relationships (with friends and lovers) and I realized that I would never find joy without the threat of a little pain.
So, people of the blog. Thank you. For lurking and bleating and poking and flaming. For meeting and drinking and snogging and squeezing. For listening and reading and eye-rolling and believing.
You’ve changed me in ways you will never know. And I will never be able to tell you how important you’ve been to me.
Here endeth the sop.