I was ready to say goodbye to this blog. I felt blogging here for five years, recording the ups and downs of my life, was just narcissistic. Who cares what went on in my life? Who cares about my realizations? It's MY life. Why was I allowing other people to read about it? Why don't I just LIVE it? What's more, I looked back on old posts.
Gaaaaah! I was such a whiner. For the most part, I tried to be upbeat. Tried to see silver linings in situations. Tried to make sense of things that happened (or didn't happen) to me. Tried to see the good in people.
I wanted to start a new blog. Be positive. Be hopeful. In other words, be happy with what's in my life now. "Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future" as Christian D. Larson wrote it.
Enough whining. Enough complaining. Enough negativity.
So yes, it's a surprise that this blog reached its 5th birthday today. What's in store for this blog? Perhaps a Vanilla and Caramel reboot of sorts.
By the way, thanks, Lene, for the greeting. :)