Welcome Home (Again)
I can't count how many times I've started and restarted my blog. I'm sure you can't either. I think it was back in 2012 that I began blogging for the first time, on a (now defunct) Blogspot called rocket-bound. Since then, I've been on Wordpress.com and Blogspot, and I had a Wordpress self-hosted blog, and now I'm here on Squarespace, because I'd like to spend more time writing and less time stressing out about my theme.
My site and I have been through a lot of crap, though there have been plenty of wonderful moments. I've lived so much since I first arrived here in Jakarta, and I've made so many friends along the way. I hope that this tiny little website will last for more than a year or two, and that you, dear reader, can return to it whenever you are feeling lonely. It's very nice to meet you again!
This is going to be a quick update from my end, mainly. I was trying to figure out why I was so apprehensive of writing blogs for the past few years: I think it was because I had to deal with someone harassing me in real life after they read something on one of my Blogspot sites (back when I announced my engagement).
Though I was overly honest in Mischievous God, it's taken a long time to feel comfortable with sharing my thoughts and my life on the Internet again. Not necessarily because of hateful comments, but because people didn't respect me enough to stay quiet and to wait for me to make announcements and updates. I'm still very upset about that; I don't think I've ever really forgiven that person for what they did.
Anyways, I hope that you have a nice time here, and that you can enjoy reading my posts. Blogs nowadays seem to be so sterile and so SEO-targeted and so fake, so hopefully this one can be a breath of fresh air, and a reminder that you're never as alone as you feel you are. I know, it's difficult to believe that. I find it hard to believe most days too. But I'm here for you, and I love you, and I hope you have a beautiful day.
All my love,