Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Hi. I'm Caitlin. I've been on the internet for many, many years now — my first presence (if you don't count AOL chat rooms and AIM) was with a DreamJournal, and later, a LiveJournal. In college, I think I created about 8 different Tumblr accounts, blogs and journals — it's an experimental time in one's life, after all. The best blogs I've ever had are Austin Writes Music, which I am sadly retiring because it was overrun by hackers trying to sell casino games in German, and Rock Love Austin, which I still run with my husband. But there has been something missing in my life for many years now. I've lacked an outlet that was purely for my own expression, be it a recount of a day, or of a feeling; a no-holds-barred review of a transcendent concert; musings on life and why it is. I've missed expressing myself, of having a space all my own to just kind of riff for a while. So, what better way to kick off my 29th year — my final year in my 20s — than with a new blog? I'm excited about this. I ruminated on the title for a LONG time. I like where we landed. I want to reveal a lot to you, but I'm going to try and not overshare, at least not all right at once (as I am wont to do in my in-the-flesh interactions). This is going to be fun.
Apart from what I've already mentioned, one of the reasons I created this space was to track my progress on my "30 Before 30" list. I posted that list on Rock Love Austin at the beginning of the year as an alternative to resolutions, but I'll post it again here so we can all enjoy a more seamless experience.
The design of my blog is still very much unfinished. I have a beautiful logo coming from my brother, and I want to play around with navigation and the general look of things. I'm trying to learn to have patience in life, and instead of always embracing the part of myself that likes to unpack all of my stuff the same day I move into a new place, I want to take it slow, curating bits and pieces as I go until things feel really homey here.
I'm going to do my best to not overthink every post, and just let things flow. With that — thanks for reading, and for taking this journey with me.