Ohdeardrea turned ten years old today. Ten years. A lot has changed in this time period. I’ve changed a lot in this time period. And I am grateful. I’m grateful for the growth of this blog. I’m grateful for the income, the opportunities, and all the friendships this blog has given me and my family. I’m grateful for how this platform has changed and shifted my life. But mostly, I’m grateful for my own growth throughout the years of existing with and within this space. I’m grateful for how I’ve changed, developed, struggled, succeeded, and more.

Weeks ago I told myself I’d update on my current situation– on the changes for this month. A week or two ago I told myself that this date would be a good day to share the whats-happenings of my life. The changes that have happened in these last four months– the plans I’ve created and changed. Where my head is at– where my heart is at– where I’ve physically and emotionally been and what I’m hoping to accomplish. But this date and the self-given deadline has now come and will soon go– and I haven’t gotten much further than the paragraphs I’ve started months ago.

It’s not writer’s block. My free time is still often spent writing and re-writing stories to share. It’s just too bad my thoughts don’t transfer to computed text without the motions of my fingers on the board. Never do I actually want machines to compute my thoughts, but if I did have one, the stories and ideas would be endless here.

I have a lot to say. I just… I don’t know.

I don’t know…

Maybe I just need to sit down and do it.

But I tell myself that often…. and then I don’t.

And I can’t explain why.

I’m trying to understand the why for myself. And I have so many ideas and so much to say and no motivation to actually execute it. I’m truly enjoying my time away and out of any sort of spotlight. A time to just grow.

So today… on the ten year anniversary of this blog, this is enough. A drop in to say hello. To tell you guys that if you’ve stopped by here at all– or maybe even if you’ve been here from the beginning: thank you. I appreciate you. You’ve been part of this space’s growth. And my growth too.

I don’t know what will come from this current shift. I don’t think this is the end yet. I don’t know what the future holds. But today, I celebrate a ten-year transitory process of love, life, and growth.

Ten years. A decade old. Older. Wiser. Stronger. More evolved. And still evolving. Change is amazing.

Thank you for being part of it.


(My very first blog post.)

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