Last month, my blog turned ten years old. Where oh where does the time go? It's been an interesting ten years. This blog has chronicled artistic progression, travels to three continents, and life changes. It's recorded relationships that have begun and ended, a wedding, two lay-offs, the adoption of a cat, and my never-ending battle with aphids.
My first lay-off from work provided the blog's genesis. Instead of returning immediately to work, I decided to take my severence check and enjoy a self-imposed, extended sabbatical. People kept asking what I was doing with my time, so I decided to start the blog to document my experiences. My blog gained momentum when I took a month-long solo backpack trip across Europe. My mom was incredibly worried about my traveling alone. To help alleviate her fears, I found daily refuge in internet cafes and wrote about my journey on the road so she could follow me virtually from Colorado. I fell in love with the process of recording life in binary. Electrons now hold the last ten years of my life.
I never know where this path will lead. That's what makes it interesting. Thanks for taking the trip with me.