A lot can happen in 6 years, and a lot has happened in my life over the last 6 years. Why am I thinking about the last 6 years on this hot Philadelphia night?
6 years ago on June 21st, 2000 I wrote my first blog entry. My little old Diaryland site doesn't look much like a blog but I posted on it regularly and other people linked to it so it counts to me.
Did the 23 year old me know what he was starting when he wrote that entry about (what else?) himself? I can tell you that I never imagined how writing on the web would change my life (and all for the better).
Here's a few of the changes that have happened to me over the last 6 years:
- I no longer work at Columbia Business School.
- I no longer live in NY.
- I am no longer in a relationship with Elisa (but she still reads Blankbaby, hi!).
- I have more gray hair and I've gained weight (and I wasn't thin in 2000).
- I'm much happier.
- I have many more friends.
- I like my job.
- I get paid to blog!
All in all, not too shabby for 6 years work. I wonder what the next 6 years hold for me? Life makes no guarantees, but I am sure I will be blogging about whatever situations I find myself in.
Blogging, what a trip!