Don't we all need a little bit of Jessica's confidence sometimes?
Today is Friday, today is also October, and it's about this time of year when I typically begin feeling like: "I'm not doing enough! I'm not blogging about enough things! There are so many great people and places and parties in Austin that I forgot to post about!!"
I've written about blogging and ego before, so I know how to recognize the signs. Signs of what? Signs that I'm forgetting all the reasons I am so damn lucky.
See this man? That is Ross, and that is me, in my parents' backyard in San Antonio. This is right before my 10-year high school reunion last weekend.
I was nervous about the reunion - because who isn't? - but I went anyway.
Ross was man of the hour, shaking hands and introducing himself and engaging strangers in conversation, and generally making me feel like a badass. My high school never misses an opportunity to vote for superlatives -- Friendliest, Cutest Couple, etc. -- truly, there is no occasion too small. So when they voted at the reunion, and I was announced "Most Changed," he looked over at me and grinned.
I giggled back at him. It felt conspiratorial.
Anyway, for some reason, that night, and that award, got me thinking about Austin. And about this blog, too.
Are you ready? Because this is about to get cheesy.
See, every time I read comments from the readers of this blog, it strikes me how funny, intriguing, smart, and kind everyone is.
Now, not everyone who reads blogs is a commenter - I am a lurker on many, many sites myself. But whether you comment or not, I am convinced that Austin Eavesdropper readers are just honest-to-God cool people. The kind I want to be friends with in real life!
And the very comment section of this blog is, in fact, where I've gotten to know some of you. Both online and off.
So rather than allowing my neuroses to get the best of me during this time of year, I think I'd rather just say thank you.
Next month, this blog will be three years old! Can you believe it? I feel like Austin Eavesdropper started out as a teen, went through puberty, and has just recently gotten its shit fully together. Now it's applying to college and being responsible, scouting out internships, and wanting to do a good job. I'm not sure where this analogy is going but I think you see what I'm getting at here.
Thank you guys for being hands-down awesome. I'm really, really fortunate to have readers like you.
Awesome photo by Kate Pulley.
happy friday and have an amazing weekend!
What are you up to? We are going CAMPING!