One year and 26 blog posts later, here I am! Happy anniversary Claudia's Corner.
I am so proud of myself for persisting over the past year and keeping up with this blog. At first, it was difficult for me to remember to write and I had a hard time coming up with blog post topics because I believed my life was boring and not worth writing about, but over the past year I think reflecting on my life through this blog has given me a new perspective.
I am so incredibly thankful for this outlet to my thoughts and for being able to share what I love. For me, it doesn't matter how many people read my posts or how popular this blog is. I am happy with documenting my life.
Over the past year, I've contemplated sharing this blog with other people and not having it as an anonymous blog anymore but in the end anonymity offers me the privacy and freedom to write whatever I want. So many of my blog posts are about personal issues with people I see every day and it would not be appropriate for me to share with with the world as it may cause issues and it would remove my ability to post about the things that are truly bothering me. Had the boy from my a past post known what I had said about him, he would be crushed and I know I would lose more than a few friendships. It's important to me that I don't include the names of those I write about in case one day I feel confident enough to release this into my everyday world or someone somehow finds this blog. I certainly don't keep it private as everyone on the internet has the possibility of finding it, but I also don't want to project it out into my social circle. If the people that were involved read each post, they would know who the posts were about and that is enough for me.
The most important thing that this blog has brought to me is a sense of pride from doing everything myself. I inspire myself, write everything myself and even typically take my own photos. I hope to keep this blog up and running for many more years, but for now, cheers to one year!