I realised that it's been ten years since my first blog post. I can't quite believe I've been posting here so long. Life has changed so much over that time - I was a 24 year old living in Tokyo when I started the blog, teaching English and with plenty of free time to explore the city and document my adventures. Then it turned into more of a craft and sewing blog, and a life in Sydney blog. Mostly it's just been a record of what I am doing and making, and although I lose momentum some times and am not sure quite what I'm doing here, I do love having the record of my days - and the list of books I've read and things I've watched - to reflect back on (although the size of the photos I posted right at the beginning drives me crazy. Why, why did I make them so small?)
So thank you to everyone who has visited and commented over the years. I do miss the feeling of blogging way back at the beginning when everyone was just making it up and didn't have any expectations, but I think partly the reason I've continued for so long is that it has always been firstly a record for me. And it has brought some great opportunities as well, and the comments and interactions have always been lovely. Perhaps the biggest bonus are the people I've met, who started off as blogs I read when I was living in Tokyo and have turned into real life friends who live around the corner.
I haven't had as much time for making recently, but the end of semester is getting closer and Christmas is coming which is always my favourite time for making things, so I'm looking forward to being a bit more present in this space at the end of the year. And after that - who knows? But ten years is a good run.