3 years is a long time to have one's life recorded in cyberspace. I will never forget the day I discovered blogging. It was May 25th, 2004. I was working at the Bone & Joint Clinic- And by "working" I mean I played on the internet for most of my work day- And on this particular afternoon I was internet-stalking a guy via Google, and stumbled across the dude's name in a blog written by my music minister's son. At the very top of his page, there was an enticing little orange blogger button I'm sure you've all seen before that said "Create Blog."
What else to have to do? I thought, so I clicked on the button, and my life as a twenty-something was forever changed. I set up the divadomain using the only pink template available and began by writing my first blog- The List- it detailed my most-favorite and most-abhorred words. My hobby/creative outlet/new means of communication began.
I've done a lot of thinking lately. 3 years of blogging. So what's different about the 3rd year from the 2nd? I liken it to being out of the terrible twos, and coming into my own personality and being more comfortable in my own skin. I did some research about Typical Behavior Milestones for children, but I find that they apply in my current life stages as well.
The two year old:
- Wants exactly what she wants when she wants it.
- Will not usually give in.
- Everything has to be done just so. (Hello, OCD tendencies that popped up out of nowhere!)
- Likes to give orders.
- Has trouble making decisions
- Wants to continue doing whatever she is doing no matter what.
- Wants things to always be just the way they have always been; may accept new things but wants to keep the old things too.
- May begin to bite. (OK, maybe not so much this one!!)
- Enjoys having things the same way all the time; ie: peanut butter for lunch every single day
- Isn’t as demanding as a two year old.
- Likes talking and word games.
- Tends to be clumsy; spills and falls are very common.
- Will sometimes revert back to being a baby and clinging to Mommy.
- Does not share well. ("Amanda doesn't share food!")
- Loves pretending. ("I'm 21 and in college, dangit!")
Thanks to all my friends, family, stalkers, and strangers who continue to read this blog. I would probably still blog even if no one else read it, but it makes it so much more fun when you do (and post comments)! I love being able to go back at random and see what I was up to on any given day, and love that many of your lives are documented in here too. Here's to many more happy years of blogging to come, Lord willing!