Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Happy 1st Birthday, Zauberbear!
Neither Silkworm nor I are a hundred percent sure when exactly we created Zauberbear, but our earliest post went live on November 4th, so we're gonna sing happy birthday to our blog today.
Thinking back to before we danced around the Internet waving our banners of positivity trying to get people's attention, I realize just how cliche this experience was, because it really changed me. I found people, some on different continents, who I could connect with in ways I've never been able to connect with the people I've surrounded myself with. And I fed off of their energies, and I started doing things I never dreamed I'd be brave enough to do. I had a full-time job for a few months at an organic farm. I started riding my bike around town often and finding places that opened my eyes to how beautiful the place I live in actually is. I rode all the way to my and Silkworm's favorite park to hang origami dragons in the woods. Flip, I got my driver's license.
I get the most brilliant mail addressed to me (Silkworm even got a letter addressed to him from a very special friend, once!), and every letter and every package makes me want to cry--the happy kind, I mean, but the happy kind that is happy because at one point it was sad. The people I've met through blogging have made such a humungous difference to me. I'm not exactly who and where I want to be at this very moment, but I am so much closer than I would have ever been if it wasn't for you guys. I am made of little pieces of all of you, and I want to thank you for letting me have them, from the bottom of my very tiny heart that can't handle all these feels. Thank you so so much. I cannot wait to see what another year of this brings.
It's birthday candle time. Help us blow it out?