I just realized I have hit my three year blogoversary (blogaversary? blog-versary?).
Whatever. This thing is three now.
This has been the hardest year of my life, and the trouble hasn't escaped my blog. I have struggled with being "public" through this horrible time and considered shutting the whole thing down. It's a tough thing to accept that most everything you've said publicly for the last three years is indexed by Google. I have loved, hated, needed and scorned this blog this year.
I learned to cope in some ways, though. I have the power to shut down comments if I don't want discussion. I don't have to share everything. I have found, however, that when I do want to share, this is one of the first places I want to come.
I don't want to take the blog down now. I have chronicled so much here that it's like a photo album (but please remember only a partial one) of the last three years of my life. I am past the point of feeling funny telling people about a good friend and saying "Yeah, I know them from my blog.". I have even started enjoying writing here again.
The comment section is open for public expressions of adoration and general well wishing. Thank you all so much for staying around, even when I wasn't sure what to do with you.