Three years ago this day, I started up this blog. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to believe that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been able to keep it up and running for such a long time. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s even harder to believe is that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve managed to come up with all these content. It surprises me to read the things that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve written in the last three years. A lot has changed since March 15, 2005.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gone back and read a few of my older posts and it seems a little weird reading everything. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like seeing life through the eyes of someone else. I feel like the guy who I was is not the same guy that I am. My earlier writing makes me sound like I was a young guy who is just stepping out into the world and test the waters. Back then, I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what was going on. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know where I was going. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know much about anything.
My writing style has changed a bit as well. Before, I was writing about everyday things but now IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m writing about life. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gone from general topics to more specific topics. My posts arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just nonsense about this and that anymore. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m actually writing more thought provoking issues. And I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just write about life, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m writing about life experiences. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice to actually go back and read my writings to see that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve changed in some way. In a sense, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve matured.
I also find it weird that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m criticizing myself as I read those older posts. I see a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes that I did not see when I typed out those posts. And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m pretty sure that I used a spell checker before posting them up too. There were even cases where I left a word out completely. What in the world was I smoking back then? I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢tÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ know why I do it but sometimes IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m thinking about one word but I end up typing another. But these days, I try to avoid these minor mistakes.
Since this is the 3rd year anniversary, I should have put together the new layout. Unfortunately, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m rather busy these days to get one started. I know that I should have used the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shy BlossomÃ¢â‚¬Â theme but something came up and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be using that theme for another site. So the new theme will have to wait. One of these days, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to sit down and draw out a new layout. Sooner or later, this site will have a new look, just not at this moment.