"You have too many blogs, I have lost track!" This is the comment that I have been getting from everyone and anyone I know.
I often laughed and chuckled as it was just typical of me; being the indecisive and also with my multiple interests and constant need for multitasking, I ended up creating blogs for almost everything and anything I wanted to write about.
This blog, Angelstar Blog Haven marks the start of my blogging journey, and was what inspired me to write in the first place. It was the ONLY blog back then, where I wrote about everything in this single blog. It remains my main domain to this day, and I am still really proud of her.
The blog then slowly expanded to a new food blog, which I created to capture all my eating adventures; me being that picky person who is very particular with what she eats. It's really not a great thing to show off; being someone who is so selective when there are so many out there living in starvation. I will try to change my habits, it will take time, I have my allergies and dislikes. I am still human, after all.
The food blog began my expedition of capturing interesting food, which I eat or don't eat, and all those banquets and gatherings with family and friends, and no meal is left out of my camera's radar, and no one will touch the food served on the table before I take a snapshot. Ahhhh, the power of my food blog on my close and loved ones =) yumyumbites.blogspot.com aka Food Diary of a Pickyeater remains one of everyone's favorite blog to check out what I have been feeding myself.
Feeling rather personal, I have also gone into creating a little diary for myself, the name of the blog stemming from this special and unique acronym my darling created for me when we first met and how he would always tease me with it before we embarked on our magical and lovely journey. That was the birth of my DPCS Princess Diary blog.
I loved travel, and it did not take me long to realize that I would want to capture all my travel tales into a blog; somewhat like a scrapbook or something like that and therefore, I created a few travel blogs before finally settling on Christy's Traveblogue
The list of blogs further expanded; and I launched into a rather crazy mode by creating blogs for my movie/tv reviews (Movie Bugz) I had a loud voice and opinion on feminism; and therefore, I started my Voices of Eve
The list goes on, and I even have a blog dedicated to my favorite books; reviewing all the books I have read and want to read. Thus the birth of From Angelstar's Shelves
Another interesting blog of mine is the Starry Starry Night which carries all the tales, myths, superstitions which I enjoyed sharing from my ancestors and elders; or from books I have read or even hearsay! This may sound like a spooky blog but it was actually a very educational and most satisfying blog I have, giving me a whole new perspective of all the unexplainable things happening around us.
Anyway, all the blogs above have come to a certain maturity and timeline and recently, in my sane frame of mind, I will be consolidating most of my blogs and streamlining them to a few blogs only which you can start to bookmark to check on the specific stuffs:
(Comprehensive and consolidated list for easy access, I promise)
1. NEW MAIN Portal; Christy's Life Journal (replacing Angelstar Blog Haven, DPCS Princess Diary, My Thoughts and Words)
The above 5 are the main blogs to bookmark in your browser from now on; as I will be spending time on them. You can access most of the other blogs from the main portal, but these will be the five main blogs from now on =)
My mind have been filled with thoughts recently; and I see flashbacks of my life and also my views of my upcoming future. It was a crazy journey, with flashes of the happy and sad memories all running side by side like it was on a roll of film slowly exposing itself.
I smiled, laughed, cried and even pondered at some of these memories and asked myself question after question, whether it was all just so surreal. I find myself looking at my own life which was like a huge atlas spread out before me, with marks all around and the gray areas left unexplored, and I felt overwhelmed at how things have affected me in every little way.
Surrounded by all the memories and my own life, I looked at in comparison to the big wide world out there and a sudden realization dawned upon me, I was such a small person living in a big big world out there and what I had journeyed so far, sadly seemed insignificant compared to the big globe out there.
I felt so tiny in comparison to the huge world and the things that I could do, or reach out to and I felt ashamed at the same time that I had simply not done enough to contribute to the world out there.
I am just but one person, it's true, but one hand which reached out is more than millions of hands which shrank back and I feel that I could have done something.
Perhaps it is maturity, or the recent events and happenings around the world which triggered my awakening, but I believe it was meant to be.
It was a calling from God, it was something that I should have done long ago, and I am sorting all this through, and I do want to make a change. I want to be someone who is not just part of the audience, but to be someone who makes things happen.
I want to be there to help to make the world a better place to live in, and it does start from me.
I have been blessed with the fortune of having a good life, surrounded by loving parents and family and friends, who provided for me and made sure that I was not short of love and attention during my childhood. Perhaps it was this that made me content with my life, and probably the reason why I take things for granted sometimes.
I whine for little things that don't go my way, or when I don't have the best of the situation. Little did I know that I was just being silly, and spoilt amidst all the other unfortunate things in the world.
I am thankful for being one of the lucky ones, thanks to the Lord Almighty, and I am grateful for HIS ways in me.
I am thankful for the times HE reminded me of how lucky I was, and for constantly waking me up to the harsh realities of life.
It may be a long journey I know, and I am ready for it, because I realized how much I have to do.
I am thankful that I am aware of the world around me and how I could be a part of it, to make it a better place to live in....
I remembered I used to mention that we do have four seasons here as well; although we have this tropical summer season all year long. (Actually that seemed like all year long summer since the sun is always there)
Anyway, recently as we are entering into the second half of the year, it has been raining cats and dogs and the winds are just so strong and breezy, sending chills everywhere. It is the fall season, it is getting cold; with the winds and the clouds.
When the final quarter (year end) arrives, it will be all rain and dark skies again, hence ladies and gentlemen, that's our winter season.
I am starting to feel really cold these days, it makes me feel that I wanna don a trench coat with booties, ooooh, and not forgetting a woollen hat!
It is also interesting that how in certain places we have cold weather, or about to enter the cold weather in others, they have gotten rid of the cold and are entering the beautiful colors of spring.
Isn't the world a beautiful place, and all praises go to the Lord Almighty who Created all this =)