Wednesday, January 30, 2013

200th post + belated blog birthday + thoughts



I was 14 when I started this blog. It seems like forever ago, probably because it was. I was only a freshman, I never thought I'd keep this blog for long. A lot can happen in two years, a lot can change. And a lot did happen, and a lot changed. IF you had told me two years ago that from 2011 to 2013 I would travel to Australia, New York, DC, Paris twice, and Italy all in two years, I probably wouldn't have believed you. 

I started this blog as a follower. I dressed the way others dressed because that was the thing to do. I wore almost exclusively J.Crew. I listened to music that was overplayed. I started this blog two years ago and somehow, between then and now, created the person that I am today. 

I can't believe it's 2013, I can't believe I'm a junior, I can't believe I'm going to college in a year and a half. All of these things are so hard to believe, but they're happening. It doesn't feel like I'm going to be seventeen in 4 months, I feel like I should still be a freshman figuring out the ropes of high school. It's strange being this age because you realize that you are the person you looked up to as a child, you're the "big kid now". And that scares me, it really does. But with the fear comes a certain sense of excitement.
And I'm ready to take it on.
After all, teenagers are invincible right?

xxx
Claire

9 lovely comments:

Laura Mullins said...

17!!! It's been a pleasure reading your blog for the past two years. You really have grown up a lot! We all have. But I totally remember when you really did wear exclusively j.crew haha. You little cutie, you! <3

Laura Mullins said...

Also, I wish I could have traveled to all those places, too... jealous.

Kenziefaith said...

I also started my blog when I was 14.. I just love this post! It's so similar to my own feelings.

libys11 said...

wow.. that's amazing! time flies so fast, eh?

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Meredith Sledge said...

LOVE THIS!!! I'm a little jealous that you've traveled so much but wow, that's awesome! I totally started my blog at a time in my life when I was having trouble being myself and I always wanted to be someone else. Now, I find that through blogging, I am able to do something none of my friends do. I express myself through words and photographs. I know who I am now. I've never really thought about that until I read this post. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

http://www.meredithsledgeblog.com

Kate Lees said...

It's crazy how fast time flies by. You have a lovely blog dear x

allison said...

Hey!
I've followed you on Pinterest for a while, and just found your blog :) I LOVE IT! :D You're so beautiful and have such great taste in style! :) We sound pretty similar to one another. I'd love it for you to drop by my blog, but if you don't have time, I understand:)
-Allison
joystrings.blogspot.com

Isabella said...

My sentiments exactly. Can't believe it's 2013! xo Isabella
http://viewsofnow.com/

Milex said...

I am a fan!