The first post in the archives is dated 7/27/04. (An astute reader/superfan* pointed out that I actually started the day prior and something weird happened with the dating, but I'm going to go with 7/27 as that's the first date that shows up.)
SO. TEN YEARS! That's . . . a while.
2008 blogging setup
(I can't show you 2004 because back then posting a picture
was beyond my blogging capabilities)
However, I know that it's temporary. And one of the wonderful things about having ten (TEN!) years of records available is that I do have a fairly good big-picture sense of just how fleeting these baby months are. Pretty soon, they will fit into just a short stretch of the archives, and I know I will remember them fondly. The smiles, the intoxicating baby smell, those soft cheeks, the exuberant giggles -- those intangibles will be with me forever, and the midnight feedings will just morph into a soft blur.
In July of 2004, I was a medical student. I was single (though had a pretty awesome boyfriend . . . ), didn't know how to cook, and was terrible at anatomy.
Now . . . well, things are different. Many things. But some things are very much the same. I'm still in love with the awesome boyfriend. I still come here to write and reflect and process. I still very much enjoy it! ALSO, I'm still very grateful to all of you that come to read and comment.
So, thank you for making this hobby/project/journal a really fun and rewarding part of my life. Another 10 years?
PS: Just curious . . . who has been reading the longest? (Other than immediate family members?)
* my dad