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Farewell, LJ

So I guess I'm retiring this blog. 

Part of me feels like I need to make some sort of eulogy or something; part of me just wants to move on already.  It's nothing personal; it's not you, it's me.  Sort of.

I've been here since 2001.  I was 25 and had been wanting to do something like this for quite some time.  I met a lot of amazing people, read a lot of interesting stories, discovered a ton of music and books and movies as a result of people's recommendations, and learned a lot about myself in the process. 

And I guess somewhere along the line, I kinda lost sight of whatever it was I was trying to accomplish here.  I'm not really sure if I ever knew what that was; all I know is, I've not been posting here lately, even when I've had stuff I want to say.  And that defeats the purpose of having a blog in the first place. 

And the fact that I've already said this a bunch of times and failed to act on it just reiterates that I need to move on and try something else. 

I'm keeping the account - I'm a permanent member, after all - and I'll keep the archives up, if only because I like going through them every once in a while to see where I was.  And I'll check in on the friends page now and then. 

I'm not saying goodbye to my friends here; I'm just saying goodbye to the service.  It's been a huge part of my life for the last 9 years.  

If you're interested in keeping up with me, friend me on Facebook or follow along on my Tumblr page.

Goodnight, LJ.
i shall follow your tumblr and will miss you on here!! but i'll see you around on fb!
Almost an identical story here, and I believe you were one of my first friends on the LJ.
Aww
I know I don't comment much, but I always enjoyed your updates. I think I have been following you pretty much since 2001, I remember your 9/11 blogs.

How weird that 2 members of my flist announced they were retiring their blog on the same day. Good luck to you Jervo!
I just wanted to confirm that you were aware of the small disturbance there. Thanks for taking care of it so quickly.