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Quick thoughts on launching MYRIAD and also life!

I’m about to press the button that’s floated at the top of my WordPress dashboard for over a year, and I won’t lie, it’s a little surreal.

When I decided at the end of 2022 to start a blog, I had no clue where it would take me. The truth is, this has become something much more than I thought it would be. And no one has even seen it yet.

Sipping oat milk lattes, nestled in local coffee shops, airplane seats, and many libraries, in California, Flordia, Nevada, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and a lot of other places; MYRIAD streamed from my mind onto my laptop.

I’ve spent more than a year working on this, almost in equal amounts as my college coursework. From researching what tf web hosting even was, to choosing companies and platforms, to looking up definitions an unfortunate amount of developer lingo, to figuring out how to build a website, to deciding what I wanted it to look like, to actually making it look that way, to learning the most minimal amount of coding I possibly could, to figuring out what I want to write, to starting to write it, and everything else I’ve done, looking back now gives me such a sense of accomplishment.

There is something so special about creating something that you’re proud of from nothing. I decided I wanted to do something and then I worked on it and followed through. And now it exists! Like that’s so epic!

I know there’s not much up at the moment, but trust me when I say there are many drafts I’ve been working on, writing, rewriting, and editing for literal months, and my list of topics to start writing about is growing at an unsustainable rate.

This is my place to channel my creativity. There is so much I want to talk about, to write about, to research. And building a place to put it was the best thing I could have done. I’ve fallen in love with writing, with all of it. I have something that can be whatever I want it to be, a place for formal essays on important topics I write over months, ideas or projects, or simple life-update-styled-journalish posts. And it’s also encouraging that it can grow with me over time, and be something to look back on. To see what life was like for me at different points in time.

I’ve loved the past year- I’ve gotten so much from making MYRIAD, and I think it’s cool that you might also get something from it.

So thanks for reading: have a lovely day and do something nice for yourself