Guess what everybody?
*throws confetti and streamers*
Valourbörn is two years old!
*blows party horn*
*throws more confetti*
*falls face-first on floor and rolls away*
Haha, VB actually turned two on February 20th, and I definitely wanted to have this post up way back then, rather than now, but guess who got busy with school and then got sick and then got even busier with school? This girl!
But hey, I endured, and I’m still kicking. And I’m mostly healthy now, so let’s get this party started!
*blows party horn again and throws some more confetti for good measure*
There have actually been a lot of birthdays going on in the past couple weeks. Two of my best friends celebrated at the beginning of March, and one especially big dork just had her birthday a few days ago. And by “one especially big dork” I naturally mean my sister. Birthdays for everyone!
(And on a side note, why is it that people younger than you having a birthday makes you feel older than when you have your own birthday? What is this nonsense?)
But seriously, two years don’t seem like much, but just the past year alone has been an incredibly important one for me. I grew enormously as an individual and there were a lot of growing pains to go with that. But in that time I really came to appreciate not only the amazing people (that’s you guys) who have come into my life, but also the incredible world I have created for myself. I still have a long way to go, but I am so much closer to where I need to be. It’s a good feeling.
Honestly, I love you guys. I wish I could have a big celebratory party and invite you all over for cake and just chat with you and laugh and do fun party things. Because you’re awesome people and you mean the world to me. If you’ve ever left a nice comment or even went as far as an email, I hope you realize just how grateful I am for it. The support, the friendship, just the connection is a beautiful thing and it means so much to me. It’s times like these when I am so grateful for the expansive power of the internet. To think that I never would’ve met any of you without it… I don’t even want to imagine.
I started this blog as a young would-be adventurer trying to figure out who she was and where she was going. Now, two years later, I’m a much more confident adventurer with a list of the places I’ve been and the places I have yet to go. I’m perhaps still figuring out the map, but it helps that I’ve got new friends to travel with. I don’t think I’ll be getting lost any time soon.
To celebrate this truly momentous occasion, I decided to make a little video. I thought it would be fun. I forgot how much I hate making videos. But I made it nonetheless, so I shall let you see for yourselves what it’s all about. Enjoy :D
Sorry for the cuts, I was not the most eloquent in this video so there were parts that needed to go :P But man, I recorded this literally the day before I got sick and my voice turned to crap. That’s pretty lucky.
Anyways, thanks again, all of you, for sticking around and being awesome and helping make Valourbörn what it is. I really do appreciate all of it.
I look forward to seeing what this next year shall bring. Take care everyone :)