Tuesday, December 18, 2012

no. 2000


back in 2004 when i started this blog, i had just been unexpectedly fired from my job in microsoft (it was proven to be an unlawful firing - turns out you can't get top marks on all your evaluations and be fired for no reason). but the funny thing about it was that i didn't feel sad, i felt set free. it seems that radical change will do that to you. i soon found a new job that took me around the world and back (for 150 days of 2006 and 180 days of 2007) and lost myself a little bit again. and i also didn't blog again until late 2007. i was a little surprised to find the blog here waiting for me (i had called it moments of perfect clarity from the beginning), but waiting it was. in the meantime, blogger had been bought by google, but that seemed ok, so i dusted it off and started writing for the sake of my sanity once again. and it seems that hasn't really let up since. i've been through highs and lows, moves and travels, i've shared dreams and sadness and happiness and i've asked a lot of questions and pondered the hell out of a lot of things. somewhere along the way, i learned how to take proper photos (most of the time). in the beginning, i used capital letters, but that fell away already by the 6th post, sort of instinctively.

this space has been a source of comfort, excitement, friendship, laughter and tears. i've made a lot of great friends and some of them i've even met in real life. this is where i keep my memories and where i work things out. it's been the center of my sanity in earnest for four years and 2000 posts. thank you for reading along, i really do appreciate it. 

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looking for collaboration? look no further than here.
i'm in love with their tiny stories books.
thank you andi, for pointing me to them!

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loved this piece about the economist on the nytimes blogs.
especially the bit about adorable british spellings.
found my way to this one from that one. it's good too.

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what is up with the russians?

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations with no. 2000!!!!

Molly said...

Congrats dear one, I'm so so happy you do this! Hoping we'll meet irl before you hit 4000.
x

celkalee said...

What a milestone! You are one of the first bloggers I found when I slowed down my life and started to read the blogs. You interest and inspire, you broaden my thoughts while you contemplate your own. I am grateful. Best thoughts for the next 2000!

Bill said...

2000 blogs and maybe 250 words per blog - that's 500,000 words. A large book with a lot of short chapters.

I've always admired your openness and stick-to-itiveness. Well played!

Do you recall how we blog-found each other back in 2007?

julochka said...

@Elizabeth - thank you!

@Molly - i hope so too!!

@celkalee - thank you for sticking around for the madness. :-)

@bill - you were among the first and i think it was through our old friend tangobaby. she's disappeared off my bloggy radar, but i'm glad that you haven't.

DahnStarr said...

Found you a little over a year ago through our love of Bobbaloos and it has been a joy, for me, ever since. Thank you for showing me the world through your blog. Hope you stay with it for another 2000 for I am surly hooked.

julochka said...

@DahnStarr - thank you and thank kit lane and her fabulous bobbaloos - they've brought a lot of people together! :-) i do intend to hang on for another 2000, as i'm definitely not sane yet. ;-)

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hey Julie

Congratulations on number 2000!

I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting your input on so many things. I have learned so much form you and hope to learn more. :)

Take care.

Tracy :)

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Sorry that should be from you!

Tarcy

Veronica Roth said...

That’s a lovely milestone Julie. Like celkalee, you’re also one of the first bloggers I started to follow when I discovered blogging. I remember checking in with you almost every day and, on occasions you didn’t post for a couple of days, I felt a little worried about you...lol. I remember your trips, and your blue toes, and your terrible time of moving house and leaving your blue room, and the quilts and painted stones... I’m in for the next 2000. Looking forward to it.

kristina said...

congratulations! so glad to have you as a friend!

julochka said...

@Tracy - thank you, you're so sweet!

@Veronica - has it really been that long? time flies! we really must get together in real life one day soon.

@kristina - i'm glad we're friends too! you always make me laugh and inspire me to take better photos. :-)

Magpie said...

Happy 2000!