Seven Years

So when I logged onto Blorgy’s dashboard today, I saw this notification waiting for me:
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I was like, is WordPress for real? I decided to check my about page and sure enough – this blog has been up and running for the past seven years. I don’t blog as much as I used to, and each year I keep asking myself – why do I bother renewing this blog? Beats me. Maybe it’ll come in handy one day.

Anyway, I decided to look back on my archives and on this very day seven years ago, I wrote blog post: Testing God, an experiment. I didn’t remember writing it, but reading it again was an interesting experience. Especially when I’m no longer who I was back then.

Firstly, I was a Jesi-believer back then and things like giving money to church made sense to me. Man, all that money that could have been used to buy alcohol and cigarettes. Or hell, even cups of coffee at overpriced cafes – but I digress. It’s been many years since I’ve been to church to worship or even prayed or gave thanks to God. And you know what? I don’t feel like I’m missing out anything in life or that it’s not as fulfilling as before. In fact, I feel much better without having to deal with restrictions to what I can or can’t do.

Daniel Tosh once said (oh look, we’ve come full circle after seven years!) in a standup routine, “life is what you make it” and I truly believe so. Your life is not dictated by some higher being pulling the strings and deciding what happens. You make your life what you want it to be. You don’t sit around all day praying for something and hoping for something to happen. If you want something, just go out and get it.

Well it’s getting late and I should be heading off. But not before I end this post with one of my favorite Saosin song: Seven Years (predictable, I know). Enjoy!

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