Happy Owlyblogaversary

Art by Paul DowlingYesterday marked eleven years of owlyblogging.

I’ve been having trouble wrapping my mind around units of time recently. Ninety percent of my CD collection dates from college and university, for example (and not because I embraced the digital form of albums, but rather because the money had somewhere else to go, I wasn’t in record shops as often, or I just wasn’t as excited by new releases as I used to be). Most of my bookcases date from the same era, the contents of said bookcases covering twenty-five years of purchases (again, book buying has taken a severe hit recently, in the last five to seven years). The majority of furniture in any given room is either secondhand (donated or, more rarely, purchased), and the few pieces that were purchased new were done so over seven to ten years ago.

And then I realised that Sparky has only another four years in elementary school (mind = blown), and my concept of time took another sucker punch. I’m sure yours just has, too. You’re welcome.

I have met some wonderful, wonderful people through blogging, people whom I consider good friends even though we have not met in real life. I have even been fortunate enough to meet a handful face to face and tell them what they mean to me. I am thankful for this mode of journaling, and for this method of communication, even though I do it primarily for myself. Thank you, dear readers, for journeying along with me, some of you for the entire eleven years, some of you only for a few days, weeks, or months so far. It is lovely to have you here.

Tea?

4 thoughts on “Happy Owlyblogaversary

  1. Tara

    I emailed you several years ago to ask some questions about a freelancing career. You were honest, warm, and helpful. You have no idea how much that little Q & A session meant to me.

    I had stopped reading blogs for quite some time, and when I finally returned to yours, well, surprise! I discovered a delightfully beautiful and sweetly plump little girl had been added to your family. Oh, the blessings of this life!

    I still come to your blog sometimes for inspiration. I’m actively cultivating a life that has an abundance of peace, joy, and love. Sorry if this sounds nuts, but something about your blog serves as a touchstone, a charm, for all that I wish for.

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  2. Autumn Post author

    Oh, Tara, thank you so much! I just found this in my spam folder; I’m so glad I did before it got swept away. I’ve been working like crazy so I haven’t logged in to my blog in a couple of weeks. I’m touched that my journaling gives you something. I feel like I’m missing so much by not having the time to jot things down the way I used to, but if it’s still touching other people, then I’m thankful for that.

    “Sweetly plump” — that makes me laugh. What a nice way of putting it! But she is a blessing, indeed.

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