it’s 11 pm on january 14th 2014. in one hour, littlecity, the online platform for my personal, professional and altogether entirely obnoxious adventures, will turn two. sometime in 2011, i decided i wanted to start a blog. it was a simpler time. i had been an avid “blog reader” for some time – following those really irritating skinny girls with bad taste in music and great taste in clothes, who had a seemingly infinite breadth of knowledge about what and what was not ‘cool.’ “i could do that.” like i said, it was a simpler time.
the thing about blogging is that it’s turned into something i never expected it to be. it’s more than posting photos or tunes or sarcastic commentary, like i had initially planned. it’s conceptualizing my voice and it’s a manifestation of my life and the things (and people) that inspire me, and that i think should (and hope will) inspire you. it’s tested my stress levels and my capacity for patience every single day. there are days when i’m sure that i can’t…days when i want nothing more than to shut the whole thing down and forget i ever thought that “i could do that.” but somehow, this ridiculous blog that tries my patience and drives me crazy, has become so important to me that even when i hate it, i love it so much.
littlecity has changed a lot over the course of the past two years, and i’m proud of every step i’ve taken to get this far. i wouldn’t have made it without the support and help of some truly psycho people in my life. but, in what i consider to be consistently nuts, there’s a lot of really amazing things that wouldn’t have happened in my life without this blog. if there’s any small piece of advice i can give to anyone who is toying with the idea of taking that next step: be brave. take the risk. leap, and do it with your whole heart. because it could result in something that changes your life, and you’ll never know until you try.
i guess what i’m trying to say is, thank you so much for supporting and reading the past two years. and here’s to many more.