Hi peoples of WFW!
So, this blog's title was pretty much my exact reaction to figuring out that my two-year wiki anniversary was five days ago.
Two years, guys. Two years you have been
cursed bothered graced with my presence on the wiki. I know it sounds ridiculous, but bear with me when I say this place changed my life. I've learned so much about writing, met so many amazing people, and discovered so many new things. I think those of you that found one of your first connections to the Internet community on this wiki will understand what I mean when I say that. I'd like to say I've matured since I first arrived on here, a crazy n00b who couldn't figure out where the "type-y bar thingy" was on the IRC (or, for that matter, what the IRC was--uh, thanks Red & Arti & others for helping me out with that one...).
Yeah, I'd like to say I've matured. Grown up. Changed, definitely. But I might be wrong about that--who knows?
Either way, the fact remains: WFW has been a part of my life for two years now. That's a fact that definitely floored me.
It also made me think, like, a lot.
Summer of eighth grade, when I first joined, I had all the time in the world. I was bored out of my head, obsessed with Warriors, and literally had nothing to do but work on my first (God-awful) Warriors fanfiction. I'd always loved writing, yeah, but this was my first time being 'daring' enough to put my work out on the Internet. Safe to say I've gotten over most of my apprehension broaching that topic.
But now I find myself with not quite as much time as I used to have--something that's really aggravating, actually. If I'm not on this week at all, I'm really sorry. I'm hardly going to have time to breathe this week; my schedule is literally jam-packed from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, most days--some days even later, it would seem.
Even after this week ends, the list of things to do does not. I have essays to complete as a prerequisite for my new Lit class, scheduling to figure out, and the infamous marching band season is gearing up. I'm excited for the season, but it's going to eat up a ton of my time--not to mention I really want to get even more involved in school activities. It's time I start taking my future seriously, scary as the topic is. I need to put in more effort sophomore year, and I'm determined to do so.
This is a rather long-winded blog, and if you're half-asleep by now (WAKE UP) I don't blame you; I'm sorry. What I'm trying to say in a roundabout way are these things:
1) My activity is going to be dropping for a while. I'm super sorry, but Warriors fanfiction can't be anywhere near the top of my priority list if I want to make it through first semester :(
2) An especial thank-you to all my friends on here; you know who you are. You guys have cracked me up, awed me with your writing, and just been there for me--that's priceless, and I don't intend to label it as anything but such. :)
3) I love you.