My blog celebrated its fifth birthday this past New Year's Day. Which got me to think, when was the last time you did anything for over five years?
If you're reading this you've probably been living for over five years. Perhaps you've been married for over five years, have been a parent for over five years or have been at your current job for over five years.
I personally haven't done many things for longer than five years except for writing this blog, Cleveland's a Plum.
I have many friendships that have lasted over five years, but never a boyfriend for over five years. I have great work experience, but even my last agency position stopped just short of five years.
Long story short, for the last five plus years I have been committed to this blog.
In sickness and in health, good times and bad.
In annoyance of content creation and the ever appeal of "free" stuff.
I put quotations around the word "free" because nothing is ever truly free. Yes, perhaps I've had some perks from the plum, but I've also spent hours upon hours of my free time writing blog posts - you'd think they'd be better, huh?
I'd probably have a cleaner house if I didn't have a blog, I'd probably be more in shape if I didn't have a blog, I'd probably not have my eye always irritated from starring at a computer screen for 75% of my day.
But I'd also not have the network of support from fellow bloggers near and far, nor the gratification of looking through and reflecting on what's essentially my online diary. Want to know what I was doing in December of 2009? Check out the sidebar, it's all there is scary detail - 1,032 posts to be exact.
I've changed so much in the last five years, but so has this blog with me, and I'm proud of sticking with it.
Ever evolving. No regrets.
Happy Wednesday, kids.