Today marks five years of travel, reading, working, and writing on this public space.
That's longer than any (romantic) relationship I've been in, but blogging itself is like being in a relationship. There's flirting and communication, excitement at public displays of affection/attention, frustration when you can't find the right words, and a level of comfort where I can be who I am. As the Romans Do and I have settled into a nice routine of book reviews, adventure recaps, stories, and fun lists. We're past our honeymoon phase, but still learning a lot about each other. Or at least, I'm learning a lot about myself and the act of online journaling.
When I looked back to see when to celebrate my "blogiversary," I was pleasantly surprised to remember starting this thing on January 1, 2009. I've never been one for resolutions, especially in the middle of winter, but I like the idea of a fresh year and a fresh blog.
January is National Thank You Month, so this month I want to focus on my gratitude.
On January 1, I say Thank You to the man or woman who will in a few hours deliver my Thai takeout so I can continue my New Year's tradition of movie marathons and Asian food.