Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I am so glad 2009 is almost over! It's been a year filled with downs, the occasional up tossed in for good measure.  The single best thing I can say about 2009 is that I graduated college, finally, but my favorite part of the year hands-down will be 11:59pm on December 31st.  Good ridden to 2009, let's hope 2010 is better.  Sadly, I find that I've been saying the same every year.  I was happy to see 2008 go, and though I couldn't find a blog post for 2007, I'm sure I was happy to see that year go too.

I spent the morning looking around the net to see what I'd written over the past year, feeling a bit nostalgic.  After that, I spent some time looking over what I'd written in general.  What I realized is, since I started blogging in April 2003, I've been spread all over the net.  I began blogging at with 'ya don't say...," then I moved to with the same title, after that I moved to my own domain at  I was being web-stalked by a crazy, so I moved my blog back to under the title "Retold," and when the stalker disappeared, I put my site back on, but kept the title "Retold."  That blog is still there, and I still write on it from time to time, but not generally personal entries anymore.  Then, this September, I opened this blog for my personal site, where I've been ever since.  Let's see if I can get through more than a year without putting my blog somewhere new.

As a sort of end of the year farewell to all of that, I closed every single remaining personal blog.  Earlier in the year I deleted (my first blog), which was not easy for me but was something I felt that I really needed to do.  Today, I shut down four more blogs, two at wordpress, one at blogger, and my writing blog that I never used.  I made sure to export and back-up all the stuff written on all those blogs, but they blogs themselves are gone now.  They were just stragglers, I didn't need them, they were wasting space.  So, now, unless I missed something,  my only personal blogs are Retold and Pretty Pessimist.  It might be that at some point I'll upload all the export files onto so that all my blogs are in the same place, but I don't know when that might be.  It's more important that I have the back-ups, anyway.

I'm ready now to move onto the 2010 (which I cannot seem to type to save my life) with an almost clean slate.  I'm ready to see what tomorrow brings, and forget the troubles of yesterday... 365 yesterdays... 3,650 yesterdays.  I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year wherever you are.  If you're going out, be careful.  If you drink, don't drive.  If you're close to someone you love, kiss them on New Years eve, I know I plan to.  I'm going out to get some food today, then I'll spend tomorrow with my husband.  See y'all next year.


  1. Yep 2009 sucked big time!! I am really hoping that 2010 brings better things for us all :) Oh yea if you google your name alot of stuff comes up lol.... Love You!! Mom

  2. To a New Year full of opportunities, freelancing and otherwise.
    .-= MC´s last blog ..How my 2009 Resolutions Panned Out =-.

  3. Have a great New Year's, Kristyn!

  4. Wish I could have read your other blogs before you deleted them! (I didn't even know they existed). I think 2009 was a rough year for a lot of people. I am hoping 2010 will be a lot better too. Happy New Year Kristyn!

  5. There are a lot of things, some of them because Google hasn't had time to purge all the crap I deleted, some of them are things I want to keep, and some of them aren't me.

    I googled myself and got Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Technorati, BlogCatalog, Helium, eHow, Associated Content, NaNoWriMo, and my Retold blog. This blog is still too new and doesn't quite show up on google yet.

    I love you and I hope 2010 is better for all of us, too!! :D

  6. Likewise, MC. Happy New Year!

  7. You too, Jodi. Be safe and have a great New Year! :D

  8. I might upload them onto, but if I did they'd just appear in the mix. Some of them just had 6 months or so worth of posting (ie. bitching) on them. :P

    I think so, too, about the year. Next year has got to be better! Happy New Year to you too, Shannon!!

  9. Here's to hoping you and Matt have a GREAT 2010! Just to seal the deal, here's a ((kiss)) for you and a ((handshake)) for Matt. Not to be opened until 11:59 tonight!!

    Love ya both! You two have been really good friends to me the past few years!

    .-= Shawn´s last blog ..Avatar: An SjN Take, =-.

  10. Thanks, Shawn! I hope you had a fantastic New Year. I passed your well wishes along to Matt who says he hopes you have a great 2010, too!! You've been a pretty fantastic friend, too, Shawn and we miss seeing your smiling face every day!

    Best to you, hope to see/talk to you soon!! :D