When I was in elementary school, we celebrated 100 days of school by making posters with 100 of something (100 cheerios, 100 smiley faces, etc.) and hung them in the hallway. I think that was the first time I realized that 100 was a big important number. Now I’m 22, and I’d much rather not acknowledge 100 days passing BUT, 100 posts on my blog is also a really cool thing to celebrate, too!
I created this website when I was 17. When I first started posting here, I didn’t expect myself to continue writing on this platform for as long as I have. I thought this would be a short experiment that would end like all of my other old “blogs”- deleted and long, long gone. I mean, I’ll admit that I’ve deleted countless posts here as I’ve tried to figure out what direction I’ve wanted to take this site in. But now I’m confident in myself and my work here, and I’m so so happy to celebrate what feels like the realest 100th post.
When I started to realize that this was something I really wanted to pursue, I promised myself that I would get my act together and make sure I was always doing something that I loved. Whenever I felt like I was forcing myself to write, I knew it was time to put my computer down. I needed this to be a creation that I was proud of. And I am.
So I just want to say thank you…to everyone who has stuck around, to all of my new readers who have been showing constant support, to my friends who encouraged me to keep writing, to my family who wouldn’t let me give up. In the last four and a half years, I grew a platform I truly love. I am so grateful for the experiences I have been given and I can’t wait to see what the next 100 posts bring!