The hardest part of ending is starting again.
- Linkin Park, ‘Waiting for the end‘
It’s the fourth time I delete my website and start from scratch. Looking back, I know I wrote some things I’d swear by to this day, and other things I’d gladly forget I ever thought about. With every new incarnation, odeena.net changed to reflect the person I was, the person I was becoming.
One day, I wasn’t sure I liked that person anymore.
At the time, odeena.net was a Romania-centric blog with a lot of complaining and very little of anything else. On that fateful day, I realized that I didn’t want to be known as a chronic complainer, not when the world offered so much more stuff to blog about.
So I took down the website, stuck a half-arsed placeholder instead of the usual index page, and resolved to take a long break from blogging while I decided what to do with this domain. I even made it a New Year’s Resolution to change my website to better reflect not the person I was, not the person I was becoming, but the person I wanted to become.
Nearly three months later, I think I’m starting to understand who I want that person to be.
Welcome to the new, more colorful and more cautiously optimistic odeena.net.
Enjoy your stay!
Welcome! was originally published on Odeena Sabnach