Florence + the Machine
Dog Days Are Over
Six years, three months, eight days, an hour, thirty minutes, twenty-six seconds. It’s been a while since I signed up for a Blogger account. Through the years, this page has seen me through different times. I was an angry kid, a wannabe humorist, a pretentious movie critic, a washed-up advice columnist and lately, an emo writer. When I set out to write, it was just for the love of writing. I never imagined that anyone would pay attention to me for it.
Segue to last night, my legs shaking on stage, there was a screenshot of my latest story on the screen. I felt like I was gonna crap my pants when the woman called my name*. My heart felt like it was going to jump right out of my chest. My mind searched for words but I couldn’t find any. Under pressure, I am so not eloquent. In an awkward and hurried speech, I just thanked the Philippine Blog Awards and busted outta there. Now that I’m calmer and sober, allow me to give credit where credit is due.
First, I’d like to give a big wet kiss to A. Last night, I was looking for your face in the audience. Your smile made me feel better. I was just another emo writer before I met you. You inspire me more than you’ll ever know. On our third month, you said we still have a lifetime to go through. I can’t wait.
To the Coffee Babies for making sense of the jungle that is the blogosphere. You know how much I love you guys and though I may not show it much, I depend on you more than I care to admit. Jeff and Victor, you have my body. You just have to want it first.
A special shoutout to ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ for being my most loyal follower, commenter and friend. I really appreciate your guidance and no, you are not a bully.
To all the bloggers who have landed on this page, who linked, followed, shared and all those other cyber words I don’t have the time to enumerate. I believe that there is more goodness in our community than people understand and I am excited to see what new things the next year has for us.
And finally, to anyone who has ever cared to read my stories. I could say that I’d still write even if no one read me but being a Leo, I know I’d be lying. You make this all the more worthwhile. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
2010 has been a very good year for me. I got my heart broken, I met a ton of good friends and lost a few ones. I’ve had bigger milestones like my family being complete again, getting promoted at work, meeting the love of my life and now this. I don’t know what I did to deserve any of this. All I can do is thank the Lord every time I count my blessings. Now, I can officially say that my dog days are over. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Photo Credit: Manech