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Look at that screen grab! Does anyone recognize it?. This was my first blog post. I remember feeling super technical and wildly vulnerable at the same time.
For those of you who don’t know, I started recapping The Bachelor on April 3, 2003 with an email to three girls. It sort of grew too big for me to handle, so my work friend Jason forced me to get a blog. Two years later, Jason convinced me to get a legitimate website with an actual URL. In August 2008, I launched iHateGreenBeans as a place to tell my story. You won’t be able to find those earlier posts. I accidentally deleted them and still cry to this day if I think about it too long.
Here we are, 12 years later and the darn thing is still kicking. Believe me when I say that no one is as surprised as I am.
I’ve been sitting here, staring at a blank page for about 30 minutes as Christy Nockels plays in the background. Words are my life. Writing comes easy for me, yet I can’t seem to figure out how to convey how much this little website has impacted me in ways that I could never imagine. Hear me when I say that it has nothing to do with the mechanics or stories. It has EVERYTHING to do with the people on the other side of the screen who take time out of their day to read what I have to say.
This thought is absolutely overwhelming to me.
I am one of the luckiest people on the planet. Partly because I get to write about nonsense for a living, but mostly because I have one amazing mother. Ask anyone.
She’s taught me so many life lessons. And since we are in the days leading up to a very significant birthday, I thought I would share them with you so we can all celebrate the woman who helped mold me into the person I am today.
Here are a few tips straight from Linea. Enjoy!
1. Everyone looks better in sunglasses.