I wrote my first blog post on June 28, 2004. I was between my Freshman and Sophomore years in college, and it was a Xanga blog that I started because all my friends had one. I tended towards over-sharing my feelings and gushing about my boyfriend at the time. In the EIGHT years since then (how did that happen?), I’ve graduated from college, lived in NYC for a couple months (which sounds too short to mention, but was really kind of monumental for me), married the boy I gushed about, enrolled in and then dropped out of a grad program, and moved at least eight times. Now, I work for a public radio station and concert series in Columbia, Missouri, and feel oddly proud to have lived in the same apartment for 2 1/2 years. Some days, I even feel like an adult.