Monday, March 22, 2010

So much past inside my present.

Well kids, I'm back in Canada, and do you know what tomorrow is?

This blog's 5-year blogoversary.

And unfortch, I've got stuff to do, and jet lag to get over, so I can't throw it too much of a party.

But, it makes me think about how much I've changed over the five years of blogging. When I started, I had just returned to Toronto after my year teaching up north, was getting used to the reality of my school, and living with a new roommate, and I'd traveled nowhere.

Now, I'm thoroughly confident at my school, living on my own, and gone on many trips. In fact, I've just returned from an awesome March Break in France.

I can say without a doubt that I'm happier than I was when I started my blog. I've met a lot of great friends through blogging; heck, I've traveled across continents and oceans to visit some of them. I've made a lot of friends in other areas of my life too. I've also kept up with most of my old friendships, which, as you guys know, is very important to me.

And, on this eve of the five-year blogoversary, I'm just really content. My March Break was awesome; I'm a little jet-lagged but emotionally refreshed. I'm rocking my way through one of my most challenging professional years ever because I've taken on a lot of stuff, but I'm making myself proud of me by rocking it all. There's some nice stuff going on in other parts of my life too. I feel like I'm on a good life upswing right now, and I hope it continues, but if it doesn't, it's okay. I always come out fine in the end. In fact, when stuff goes wrong, I come out stronger and better. But it's nice when it's going well.

And thanks to all of you guys, old and new, for reading and commenting throughout these five years. I've never thought of a proper title for this blog. In case you ever wondered wtf was up with my blog's name... it's just something I typed on a whim five years ago and meant to change, but never got around to.

I'll leave you with some more pictures from my trip.

Here are some shots from my afternoon in Ventimiglia, Italy.

Here are some shots from a little trip to Eze that we took on my last day. Eze is Becca's favourite litte French town (so far).


aliemalie said...

happy blogoversary!

your photos are great and i'm glad you had such a wonderful time!

yrautca said...

Congrats on the blogoversary. I love pictures and I gotta say these pics are beautiful. I can totally see them. I see the angles.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogoversary blog!!!

Its kind of crazy how we both started blogging at pretty much the same time, even right down to the day. I think my first entry was on the 18th of March, 5 years ago. But I will have to check the correctness of that statement.

Welcome back! :)

wigsf said...

I'm sure I speak for everybody when I saw the internet would suck without you. Happy blogoversary!

Claire said...

Happy blogoversary, sweetheart! So glad I met you!


rawbean said...

Yes happy blogoversary! And lovely photos. Those coffees look so good and I like the photo of you!

Aaron said...

I would wish the blog well going forward, but it already got spoiled with all these France pictures.

Miss Ash said...

I'm so happy that things are going well for you this year! Congrats on your 5 years and I absolutely love that photo of the ... lattes? coffee? hot chocolate? :)