It’s a 4-Year-Blogiversary!!!

Looking back at 4 years of blogging, I am astounded that there was never really a time where I wanted to quit. Sure, I had some lows and went on (un)planned hiatus ever now and then, but never once did I think about stopping altogether. I appreciate this little community way too much to truly step away for good. I’ve made some amazing friends who I wouldn’t want to miss for the world and I even got to meet some people in real offline life who’ve mostly been pictures and words on my screen before. My appreciation goes out to all of you who visit this blog, not just those who I’ve become close friends with, but all of you who comment, share, like or simply read the things I write about.

So often blogging has felt like me simply shouting into the void. I know that I don’t talk about life-changing subjects. There are people out there who do incredible work, blogging about important topics such as diversity and equality in conjunction with TV and books. Every day I find myself learning from them and seeing all the ways my discussion are still lacking substance. I am a simple girl. I am mostly content with mainstream media and sometimes that means I still make mistakes, but just sharing a common passion can connect people so much. I have received so many deeply personal responses to posts that might seem trivial to others, but spoke to a couple readers and that makes it all so worth it.

I hope to continue this journey for many more years to come. Even if the amount and topics of my posts vary over time, I can’t see a future where Life and Other Disasters isn’t part of my life anymore.

I want to thank you all, but due to a tight travel budget, I can’t really do a proper giveaway at the moment. However, if you would like to receive a post card while I am still away on my “little vacation”, you can send me an email with your full name and address to:

Please make sure you are allowed to send me your info if you are not yet 18+ years old and please also refrain from posting your address in the comments or I will have to delete said response. To make things easier for me to organise, put “I want a post card” in your subject line. Depending on how many requests I get, I might not be able to do them all or I might have to space them out over time. I’m still in Canada for a couple more months, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue. If for some reason I am not able to send you a card, I will still let you know.

Again, thank you so much for your continued support! TIME TO CELEBRATE!