Hello cyber world! This is blogger Kelly, reporting live from sunny, 80-degree December weather in Florida. You might be wondering how or why you stumbled upon this page, let alone MY blog! Well, wonder no more.
Speaking of wondering, I have been wondering how I am turning 24 years old in less than two months. It’s obvious how this is going to happen, of course, but the time flies by too quickly.
My co-worker brought his daughter to work a few weeks ago. She was gushing about her high school classes. She’s 14. That was almost 10 years ago for us 23-year-old chaps.
This 14-year-old inspired a conversation between a friend and I as we reminisced about how we are so “old”, and how we still reference stories of “When I was in college…”, which was only two years ago. But to go allll the way back to, “When I was in high school…”? We are officially at old lady status.
Birth of a Blogger
My good ole friends, Panic! At The Disco inspired the title of this blog post. I have loved them since I first heard I Write Sins Not Tragedies even further back in 2005, when I was THIRTEEN years old, just a wee middle school kid.
It is 10 years later and I am still listening to them, or him since Brendon Urie is the only original band member remaining.
Back to the point of this post. Is there a point? Or is this a broken pencil? (Pointless.) Panic! is releasing a new album in January 2016 titled “Death of a Bachelor”. The album’s title track is by far one of the strongest tracks off the album (so far). Urie himself described the track as, “It’s like Beyoncé and Sinatra made a song together.”
Urie is newly married. In the track he reflects on the end of his single life, while celebrating the beginning of his committed life. Check out the video here. It was [FINALLY] released December 24.
Keeping the title track in mind, this is the “birth” of a “blogger” instead of the “death” of a “bachelor.” I am saying goodbye to solely writing for myself for the past two years, and I am celebrating opening up in the world of blogging.
Song references, movie references, video game references, television show references: these all tie in, in one way or another in our lives. Welcome to my nostalgic world of blogging, from a new perspective of a twentysomething.
What are your nostalgic “When I was in…” stories? What brings back bittersweet memories for you? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you.