Happy birthday to you and me! We’re 6 years old today!
And, of course, I feel the need to mock myself just to not let it go over my head; the picture behind the text is actually the first photo ever uploaded to this blog. Surprise!
The first plan to celebrate turning 6 (which is also the rough equivalent of going to elementary school) was to upload a YouTube video, but then I thought otherwise. Let’s leave the YouTube blogging to the true-blue vloggers: Kingsley, Zoella, Megan Batoon, and Regina Belmonte. You get the idea. I’m actually awkward in front of a camera; there are more instances that I’m taking pictures of other people than other people are taking photos of me. On some occasions I spot a photo where–surprise!–I’m included, and it’s a welcome change. Change is good. :)
Anyway, I would like to thank each and every one of you–all 28-plus thousand who’ve been here since we started, in this same room, 6 years ago. I started to blog when I changed degrees in college, and I’ve experienced a lot of things since. To be able to share all of them–from the mundane to the thought-provoking–on my own terms, has been quite an adventure. Not only do I get to test my writing skills on you guys, but I also see the world in different perspectives because of comments placed here, elsewhere, and in person. With that, I thank y’all. Thanks for putting up with me and my constant promise to blog better and post more often, and failing through and through. Sorry na.
The past year has been a little blog-less (what?) as of late, and it’s mostly because I spent time investing in myself, like getting an education so I can carry on with blogging better. This year is still open and ripe for stories, challenges and change; a lot of things can still happen.
This year, however, one of the bigger changes we’re looking into is moving out of WordPress. The truth of the matter is that this has been in the air for the past few weeks/months but I haven’t taken it seriously until recently. There’s a chance I’m moving to tumblr–I have the domain set and everything. The entire blog will move, and this WordPress space will be set to private permanently. (Also: If you haven’t seen it yet, aynce.wordpress.com is now under lock and key.) I’m not leaving anything behind either, and I can’t; there is no denying something that has always been yours. My story has always been mine, triumphs and all, so I don’t find any sense in “starting over” in a new place. No offense to those who do this to their blogs; I just don’t see it that way. 365inasnap is pretty much the biggest notebook I have in my collection. I’m also holding onto the fact that this place will live long enough until I get married, have kids, raise them, until they turn into teenagers and get to read this at the proper time. Umaasa talaga ako; huwag ka. Hahaha!!
Once again: thank you so much for going through this “journey” with me. There will be more to come, of course. :)