It is a bittersweet day as I bid thee trusty 4-year-old blog farewell and migrate over to my second chapter on the bloggersphere that I'd like to call "State of Wander."
In honor of Diary of a Daydreamer, I would like to say that this has been a place that has seen me grow from a young day-dreaming girl into a woman who puts dreams to flight, and I will ever be thankful for the opportunities it has provided me, especially those of self discovery and expression.
I'll never forget the weeks spent fumbling around trying to create my very first blog, and the ear-to-ear grin as I clicked 'publish' on my very first post, or the feeling I felt when the first follower was gained, first comment received and even first appearance the blog had in a local magazine. But, perhaps my favourite moments out of this blog have come when I've received messages, both personal and anonymous from those dotted across the globe who have found this to be a place they love to visit, and receive doses of inspiration. Through this little piece of the world wide web, I've been able to help and inspire others to embark on their own blog ventures, and knowing this, has made the past four years and 353 posts utterly and entirely worthwhile. I know I'll visit this place often, perhaps even bring my children here and show them what their 17 year-old-mother got up to in 2010, and it will always be dear to my heart, hence the reason I'm leaving this blog live, and will do so until the day blogger decided it'll be no more.
So, as I wave goodbye to a place that has been an online journal, scrapbook, resting place for thoughts, ideas, inspirations and memories, I truly hope that all my brilliant and wonderful followers would wander over and join me as I start afresh in Chapter 2.
But before I go, I'd like to propose a toast:
To Diary of a Daydreamer. To 353 posts. To four whole years. To 150 lovely followers from the globe's many corners. To transitioning from teenager to grown-up. To fumbling around on blogger and managing to create something wonderful. To putting dreams to flight. To California diaries. To thoughts, ideas and inspirations. To traveling the world. To making friends with accents. To deciphering html. To starting afresh. To waving goodbye, whilst saying hello.
So, won't you join me over at State of Wander, feel free to visit often and always drop in and say hello.