My Final Post

July 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s been a while since my last post, I realize.  It’s not that I don’t have anything to say or I haven’t thought about writing, but something has changed.  For the past couple months, I would often think of something to write but could never bring myself to do it.  Then it dawned on me.  The voice of this blog is no longer one I recognize, that I can be anymore. And like any artist, one must know when their piece is finished.

When I started this blog, I had a vision. At 27 years old, I had realized a lot about how adult life was different than adolescence and I wanted to give voice to all of those going through the transition to 30 along with me.  This blog became a space for discovery, for creativity.  I started this blog with a vision for my future.  I didn’t have it all figured out, but I had goals.  Goals that would bring me to the age of 32, and from there, I would figure out what’s next.  I am proud to say that I met many of those goals, though not all, because one of the many things I have learned on this journey is that some things are beyond my control and you have to be able to adapt and find happiness, perhaps where you least expect it.  You can’t plan everything.

Now at the age of 31, just 7 months shy of that 32 mark, I realize one more thing.  I am a different person in many ways than I was when I started this blog.  Life will do that to you.  With every experience, you change, you grow, you learn.  I’ve learned a lot from writing this blog, and I know I will always be writing, but I’m in need of a new canvas.  I haven’t found that new canvas as of yet, but I know that I will.  Artists never stop creating.

I’ve experienced such great joy in writing this blog.  Amazing praise from friends, coworkers, family, and the greater blogging community.  I’ve had opportunities to guest blog, host guest blogs, be featured on WordPress (three times!) and promote products and good causes.  I was able to explore love, relationships, career, family, growing up, friendships, death and many other topics.  Most of all, I was able to share my voice, be heard and connect with so many great people.

I want to thank each and every one of you who has ever visited my blog, shared a link, told me they enjoyed my blog or related to something I posted.  There are no words to describe my gratitude for the support I’ve received over the years.  As I search for my next canvas it is good to know that I’ll have supporters with me encouraging me to continue writing.

Though I will no longer be posting here, this blog will stay up.  I hope that those in their late 20s will continue to stumble upon my blog for years to come to find a voice that connects to theirs.  I hope it helps them as much as it has helped me.

So with this, I say so long, friends.  It’s been quite the journey to 30.

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