Wow, I am starting my 16th year of blogging!
I can't believe I have been writing this long. Yes, there were times in the past when I thought it was time to close this blog. But hey, it is serving its purpose as an extension of my memory, so why not keep it for longer?
16 years into the game, I definitely feel the changes. I used to be more eager in writing. I look back at early articles I have and yes, there were entries that make me cringe. Now, I have a good rhythm, and I think I am staying with this rhythm for now.
Nothing much has changed around here. There are still things I regularly talk about. I am still posting pictures of travels I have done recently, and I am still talking about travel, books, music, or theatre, which are the things I feel most interested in. There's still the random rant. This pattern will still persist.
Speaking of repeating patterns, I still travelled. My country count stays at 50, for now. I visited a few countries I have been to before, such as Spain, Peru, the Netherlands, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and France. And as before, I also went to a few places within Germany. However, the coronavirus pandemic makes it hard to travel nowadays. And yes, I am still in Berlin, as roots have been planted by now. Heck, I even became a permanent resident.
I suppose aside from that, there isn't any major change. I still like my life outside of academia. In fact, I even got promoted last summer!
So this is the beginning of Year 16. Again, I still don't know how long I'll keep this blog up, but for the moment, it will stay. It's a nice distraction anyway.
So there, onward to Year 16. I hope you'll still hang around.