Post #200 - A Milestone and How It All Began

Post #200....A random milestone for sure, but one that two years ago I certainly didn't think would happen. I wanted to reserve this post to simply show my gratitude to anyone out there who's reading this...you really make me love what I do. Sure, everyone says that writing should be for you, but let's face it...it's not. I wouldn't get near the satisfaction I do without you, and for that I'm beyond grateful. 

With that sappiness out of the way, here's the story I promised you...  

Thanks for hanging around...

How it all began...

About two years ago, I was bored one night and decided that I wanted to write a blog about my travels. I joined Blogger, designed my page, and even put together my first post, all in about the course of an hour. Who knew that one random night of boredom would lead to something which today takes nearly as much time as my 9 to 5 job. 

Without giving it a whole lot of thought, I signed-off my first post with "TTFN." This seemed appropriate enough, given I'm a huge Disney and Tigger fan. Plus, since my mom was the only follower back then, I knew it would likely make her smile. My younger brother - who's lead I follow in just about everything in life - seemed to see it differently.

"TTFN? Not a very dude-like closing."

He was right. Suddenly I felt the pressure of having an audience, and as I reached the end of my next post I thought long and hard on how to sign-off. Do I just ignore his critique and stick with TTFN? Maybe I'll just leave it blank? What are the cool kids saying these days? Finally, having reached the peak of my frustration, I decided that this would simply have to do...

~Insert Dude-like Closing Here~ 

Deej