It’s official! After nearly 5 years, I have purchased perhaps one of the longest URL’s in history: Maybetherewillbecupcakes.com. If you are willing to type that baby out, then you are a true dedicated reader, and I love you.
Five years ago I started this blog on an angsty afternoon in my Astoria apartment after a job interview asked me to submit a personal experience writing sample. I wrote some rambling story about my adventure on the subway once, and I did not get the job. The GOOD that came out of that was that the interviewer wrote back a very caring rejection email, mentioning that though I didn’t fit the position, he really enjoyed my writing voice and it got him thinking. That to me, was all that mattered.
A few months before that, my friend Christina has mentioned starting a blog for a class assignment and after seeing how cool hers was, I took a leap and started this little site. Now Christina and I still write, and I am very thankful for it. Each time I find myself slipping into the pits of theatrical despair, I come back to my writing and start fresh.
But most importantly, it was the overwhelmingly kind responses from all of you that kept this going. As much as we all hope to move ahead in life independently, it is truly our communities that give us the swift shove in the right direction when we need it. I cannot express my appreciation enough for helping me find my writing voice.
Just for nostalgia’s sake, here are a few posts I’ve been particular proud of over the past several years:
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