In the beginning, there was STEEST.
Today is the anniversary of when STEEST was born on 18 September 2008. I started the blog on impulse and then found it to be a great platform in which I could share my memories and also release some of the pent-up emotions I kept inside.
It was always a dream to write and even when I had no audience, I enjoyed it. My teen years were spent huddled over my desk and writing poems. I still have some of them. Compositions in schools were my favourite and I thank my teachers for the guidelines although I do break some of the rules now and again.
Due to a technical glitch (meaning my itchy fingers), I lost all the images on STEEST. It was just a stroke of blessing that I decided to create a new blogpost here on SFGEMS.
I call it a blessing because it's a timeline, a more detailed one, of what's going on in my life since I retired. Years from now I will be able to go through the posts and see if I can remember what made me happy, sad, laugh, frown etc.
I call it a blessing because I've made many new friends while blogging and found kindred spirits.
I call it a blessing because my blog keeps me active and grounded. It pushes me to think about everything.
Yennyways, (curi-ed this word from my friend, Pat) I will celebrate today because, well, just because....