Two years ago, I made my first Tumblr post — an excerpt from one of my favorite author’s short stories, “One of the Missing,” by Ambrose Bierce. It can be found on the 200th page of my blog. Over the years, I’ve posted hundreds of photographs, writings, songs, quotes, etc. and now I believe Tumblr has served its purpose for me. Tumblr helped me express how I’ve changed in early adulthood, and it’s grounded the kind of person I am today. I’ve made some wonderful friends all over the world who I never would have encountered otherwise. I’ve developed a fondness for communicating with people through handwritten letters that have allowed me to make closer connections with lovely people. For that especially, I am grateful.
I have loved this website for a long time, but it’s come to a point where it’s taking too much of my time. After one more semester, I will have graduated with a degree. I’ll be starting a new chapter of life — one that hopefully involves a sort of return to normalcy. Less Internet, more life. And I know to some people this will seem dramatic or overly sentimental. There’s a new culture on Tumblr that I’ve fallen into myself where making fun of things or not taking things seriously is humorous. I’m guilty of succumbing to this and adapting this style of humor, but that doesn’t mean I want to keep it up. I just really want to get away from it. Looking back to my earlier posts, I miss the joy I once felt from posting and looking through my dashboard at thoughts that really meant something to me. Maybe one day I will return, but, for now, I need to go.
It’s been a great pleasure to interact with people here, and I’ve bookmarked the blogs I’d like to keep up with. (You know who you are, friends!) It’s a beautiful thing to be able to share one’s thoughts and feelings, and I love you for opening up to me like that and allowing me into a glimpse of your soul.
really excited about this fall potluck tonight ^_^