I've been writing here on the blog for a little over a year and a half now. My mom asked me after my first sponsored event how I earned it. I said, 'well, my blogs turned out to be more popular than I expected'. She asked how popular to which I responded over 10K views my first year writing. She said, 'why do so many people want to read what you have to say?' - gee, thanks Mom! But as I approach 18K views I'm curious myself...
My theory is that I have awesome friends who genuinely enjoy keeping up with my life. For each of you, I'm grateful! As for those of you who don't know me in real life (yet) - I figure it's refreshing to find someone else whose experiencing many of the same things you are and trying to figure out life along the way. I've met some incredible people through blogging and while I hope someday to meet many of you in 'real life' I'm already grateful for your contributions to my life.
I started this blog in January of '09 because I felt like I had something to say. I never expected that anyone was really paying attention. Over the past year and a half my writing and I have grown with you all, and I can't imagine how I ever survived without blogging as an outlet to voice what's on my mind. So thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of my readers. I hope that the best is yet to come, for each of us!
As my 25th birthday is just over a month away, I'm also feeling a bit sentimental about milestones. I'll save the reflections about those for another day...perhaps a birthday post is in order. Maybe I can convince my mom to contribute some funny childhood pictures at some point. Can I just say that I was one hilarious kid? I was short, chubby, and practically bald til I was 5. With really dark tan skin (of course) and white blond hair. I was a total ham. My Dad would make my sing and dance - it's terrible. Apparently since my older sister, Rachel, was shy my Dad used my for his own personal entertainment and of course this is all documented on videos (VHS - ha!).
Since I'm being all mushy tonight anyway - I was really sad to see our fabulous group of interns go. Why do I get so attached to interns? Daniel, if you're reading this - I'm so stoked for you to come back! Ah! But anyway - we had an incredible group of interns this summer and I loved getting to know them. With all the craziness you hear about college kids these days it's refreshing to see that there are some promising youngsters (I can say that now that I'm almost old). So here's a little photo tribute to the interns I managed to get a pic with...