I just spent the last hour and a half looking at my old blog posts. I completely forgot about how I used to be. When I started posting here I was a freshman in high school. Now I've just finished freshman year in college. Wild.
I want to thank everyone on this website who I've interacted with. It may seem strange, but I'm a firm believer in the philosophy that everything affects everything. I wouldn't have turned out this way if it weren't for you.
So, a majority of my blog posts...and forum posts, for that matter...took place during my freshman and sophomore years in high school. Some during the first part of junior year. Almost none were posted after that. It would take me too long to explain why, but everything that I'm going to remember about high school happened after Christmas Break junior year. I kind of can't help but look back now that I'm home for the summer. I'm going to a school in Minnesota, about five hours north of where I live. Coming back makes me realize, despite how hard it was, why I couldn't stay in the same place.
My first year of college could also be categorized as one of the best years of my life. I'm so lucky to have found people I could relate to and fit in with right away. It seems like so many people have much more trouble with it. I'm blessed.
It's been a while since I've buried myself in my past. I used to do nothing but that, and it's become impossible to do so. I found a way to continue to look forward without forgetting what got me where I am. Just because I don't come here anymore doesn't mean I don't carry it with me. It's a weird thing to say. Very few people can attribute an important part of their character to a video game website, but I can, and I'm glad I turned out this way. Life is wonderful.