First, I would just like to say that when I stopped blogging I gained more followers, in a shorter amount of time, than I ever did while I was actually blogging. I am not sure what to think about this but okay.
Second, I am really happy and excited to share with you guys a project I have been working on (in secret, oooh!) for the past two months or so. When I said goodbye to CAVE IN THE CLOUDS, and before that when I had accidentally stopped blogging, I had already been thinking for a while about starting a new blog. I was feeling a lot like I needed a new space to explore and write and document and the CAVE just wasn't cutting it anymore. And so, after saying goodbye and letting the idea sit for a bit longer, I started blogging at MONSTER SERENADE.
I have been using the name monster serenade as a username (Spotify, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr...everything) for years now, and I knew, before I had decided or even really thought about it, that that was the new name that I'd want to blog under. For a bit now I have been blogging under that name. I am still experimenting with the blog, with different styles of posting and such, but I am really enjoying it so far.
So I suppose I would just like to introduce you to MONSTER SERENADE. Thank you all very much for following me here at the CAVE the past three-ish years. It has been a wonderful adventure, and one I wouldn't trade for any other blog! I hope you will join me in the next bit of the adventure.
P.S. You know how I also had a shop under the name CAVE IN THE CLOUDS? Keep an eye out because I am planning to re-open the shop this summer! New and good stuff will be happening.
It has been a very long time since I last posted anything. I have been thinking about posting nearly the entire time I have not been posting, I just never did find the effort to actually do the posting. I don't know if it was just that I didn't have anything to post anymore, or if I just stopped enjoying the whole blogging aspect, or if life just suddenly got decently busy and I was spending less time sitting at my computer...mostly I think it was just a large combination of all three. But either way, I accidentally stopped blogging and have been considering taking it up again. I don't know if I actually will (start blogging again), but I felt that I should at least say a little goodbye in case I don't.
So if this does end up being my last blog post, I just wanted to say that I have had a lot of fun. Over the past three years of blogging, I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you all little snippets of my life. I have grown so, so, so incredibly much during that time. My bedroom has grown consistently messier. My emotions have grown a little bit more manageable. My art journals have grown much much fuller and my head and heart have grown so many more dreams. And I am so glad that I have bits and pieces of all of it documented here, tucked away in the words CAVE IN THE CLOUDS.
I do think that one of the reasons I stopped blogging, a little bit at first and then all at once, was because I was moving on to a different piece of my life. I think I have moved out of my cave in the clouds. It makes me a bit sad to think it, but at the same time, this new place where I am at contains just as much love and adventure and new times as CAVE IN THE CLOUDS did when I first found myself here. And so it is sad to think of moving on, but it is thrilling and exciting to be moving on to new and bigger and maybe better happenings.
I don't think I ever really mentioned this on the blog, but I graduated from high school in June of 2012. And then I proceeded to take a year off from school while I (sort of) looked for a job and traveled with my family for two months in the summer and tried to not so much "find" myself as to make myself. I am nearly at the end of that year, and this fall I hope to attend art school about two hours from where I live now. I am hoping that that will be one of the new, bigger, better happenings to come. And I am dearly, dearly excited about it.
So I suppose, in way of a possible goodbye, I just wanted to say that I am in a very good place in life. I am happy and I am excited and I am a little bit terrified. I am standing on the edge of some very new possibilities and the idea of jumping into them is thrilling. So here is to everything new and un-experienced. To the rest of my life. To the adventure awaiting. To the monster's serenade.