In Six Years Time

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The other day I was tinkering around with the layout of this blog, adjusting little things that no one else would ever notice but me, and it dawned on me: I created this blog six years ago. The very first post wasn't up until October, but, I created an account and had been slowly setting things up since June, 2009. I was 23 years old, and preparing for my first semester at Oakland University that fall. In fact, my very first post was created from a silly writing exercise I gave myself on my very first day. I sat outside North Foundation Hall, not knowing anyone, feeling awkward (nothing new there), and decided to spend the half hour or so I had before my first class doing something productive. 

It is surreal to look back at posts made by 23 year old me, because 23 was a pivotal year in my life. 2009 was the year that I finally got my ass in gear school-wize. and I was putting myself through college while working full time. I had a decent commute 2-3 times per week, as well as taking on more courses each semester at OU than I ever did while attending community college. I had also just adopted Louie, and living in a small apartment meant walking him twice per day, as well as dropping him off at my parent's house while I was at work. I didn't mind though, because I have always been slightly addicted to being busy. It doesn't really come as a surprise that I decided to add blogging to my already hectic schedule, because what is life without a bit of chaos, eh?

23 year old me was really into Hitchcock movies, hanging out at dive bars, seeing local bands, drinking heaps of PBR, trying to figure out my own personal style, reading, and studying like mad at local coffee shops. Substitute 'studying' with 'projects' and not much has changed, other than me embracing my nerdy side more and more over the past few years.  I am proud of myself at that age though, I feel like even though I will always be mentally 12, I had my shit together for the most part. I stopped trying to live for someone else, I stopped trying to impress people. I stopped trying to make friends, and just let it happen when it happened. I let the world know what a giant weirdo I was, and that I was okay with that. I am thankful that I decided to start this blog, because I have this sort-of scrapbook of some of the most trying years of my life, all published on the internet for the world to see. It sounds completely terrifying, and it sometimes is, but I can't help but be proud of myself for sticking with something for so long. The best part about blogging though? All of the amazing people that I have met through it. I mean, how often can you say that you met one of your best friends through blogging?

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Well my 15 minute break has is almost over, so back to work I go! I leave you all with a link to Noah and the Whale's "Five Years Time", because it is now stuck in my head, and it's not a terrible thing. Happy Wednsday! 

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  1. Ah, it's crazy to think how time flies right?? I've only been blogging for almost three years and so much has changed for me in good ways! I am curious what will happen in the next years or so of doing this. :)


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  2. Awesome that we celebrate blog anniversaries around the same time! And you've been at it for longer than me! I agree with so much about what you said - especially about it being an internet scrapbook of life's journeys, that is definitely what it has been for me! Keep doing what you're doing, cause you're awesome!

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  3. Our stories and timelines are so similar... I can't wait until we can be friends in real life btw!

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  4. I am in love with you after reading this!? I remember reading your blog when I was just 16 back in 2009 and loved you. I still love you, but it's crazy to me that I'm 23 now and the same age you were when you started blogging. I hoped I would be a bit like you when I got to 23 ;) 22 was rough on me in the sense that everything felt like an uphill battle and I think 23 (cross my fingers) has been the year that I buckle down and live for me. I finished college but now I want to pursue the things I LOVE and devote myself to writing and photography. I am doing just that and it's frightening but it sort of sets me free like you wrote about? I've quit worrying about making friends in a new city or what friends of mine at my age are getting married or who has scored their dream jobs and decided to just stick it to the man and do what I want for ME. :) you rock.

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  5. amazing that you started this blog 6 years ago! I hope that I can look back at my blog and see old posts one day. I do have a private wordpress.com blog that I have had since 2010 I think. 2010 or 2011. Anyways, it's fun to look at the old posts and see what was going on at the time!

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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  6. it's always interesting to look back. did i say that? did i think that? oh wow, how my style has changed! i don't have a personal blog, but i can see the difference in how i looked from when i first started blogging. And it's been because of other bloggers. i've learned from them. you grow! with blogging you learn something each and every time you log on. i can see it in you Sara. blog on girl! i enjoy following your adventures.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. What a lovely post. I get sentimental like this ALL the time. Your blog records the state of your life and mind at moments that pass and, then looking back, we can see our evolution. I remember when you were a kid, too! You seem so much more mature now. Or at least that's the impression you give us through careful editing. :-)

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  8. That song popped into my head instantly when I read the title and I've been playing it over in my head since!

    You know, 23 was that kind of year for me to... I'm just sure that you are me and I am you. But that's a bit weird to think about :)

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  9. such a sweet post! sentimental indeed. going back in memories is always nice. 6 years - so much and so few

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  10. such a sweet post! sentimental indeed. going back in memories is always nice. 6 years - so much and so few

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  11. So, I think this may be my favorite outfit of yours - due, in large part, to that fun hair color!

    I loved this little trip down memory lane. I'm so happy that you entered the blogging world all those years ago, because I had the chance to 'meet' such an awesome person {and you only get more awesome}! Here's to another 6 years of blogging, growth, and epic style!

    xx

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  12. Such a sweet post! All the best with your wonderful blog!

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  13. 6 years! Wow! You are one of my favorites!

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  14. 6 years?! It's crazy how time flies by!! Love your blog and love your posts. You look super cute in this post. You have great style, lady!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  15. ahh, happy blogiversary month, haha! and it's strange how much can change in six years and how some things can still stay pretty much the same. i can't even imagine what life will be like in six years and the life of a 17-year-old laura six years ago was so different to what it is now. it's crazy that this's my fifth year blogging as well, ha! also, that top is beautiful! xx

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