Monday, September 05, 2011

The End

“What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.”

I don’t know what Anonymous had gone through to write that. But I believe her/him. In a world where I have been doing everything in my power to get rid of my past, and start anew, Google suddenly decided to help me out last night, by disabling my account, with no prior intimation or reason. Just like that.
Just like that, the past eight years had disappeared into thin air. My blog no longer existed. There wasn’t the slightest trace of it to be found anywhere.
I panicked.
I cried and mourned the demise of a dear friend, this blog.
This blog has been by my side for over eight years now. It’s been there through the good and the bad, specially the bad. I’ve changed, and it changed with me. At times when all seemed lost, when I was alone, the blog was there, making sure I was alright. It’s been ignored, it’s been forgotten about, but it bid its time, waiting patiently, always there when I returned. It’s been an outlet for all my frustrations, my sadness, my joy. It’s been my most loyal friend, in the worst of times.
My account was restored, and my dear friend was returned to me.
My dear blog, you’ve had a long and tiring life.
Thank you, for always being there for me.
I think it’s time you finally rested.
I think it’s time for me to finally let go of all that was my past, and celebrate all that I have now. I’m scared, petrified might be a better word, because I’m not sure of what lies ahead. But I am sure of what I want, and I can only hope that life can find it in itself to give me that one chance.
To start anew.


RB said...


All I have to say is that you should be glad the blog is not a person. Would have been far more painful for it.

The Curse would definitely be missed.

Amiya said...

When I first read it in my Google Reader, I was so bummed. I'm glad the new one's here. :)

Shreya said...

@ RB - Sometimes, the person part is actually easier :)

@ Amiya - You are my only new blog follower, hence these smileys go out just to you:
:) :) :)

Anil P said...

The anticipation of 'starting anew' is sometimes the best motivation one can hope to have.

After a time the blog is no longer something to engage with, it becomes a part of you, an unalienable part.

Rohit Yadav said...

This post displays your love for blogging. :-) And i love the way you personified "blog" and portrayed emotions in this post...

Sushmit said...

Lassie come home :) Cheers!

Rahul Bhatia said...

It is nice that your blog was restored and the feeling would be similar to finding a long lost friend:)

Life Unordinary said...

are you closing down???

Shreya said...

@Anil P - true!!

@Rohit Yadav - Thank you...this blog was a true friend to creepy as that sounds!

@Sushmit - :) :) :)

@Rahul Bhatia - I know!! Though it's more of a new friend :)

@Life Unordinary - I closed down. Some time I'm at a new blog:
See you there! :)

Chintan said...

Damn!! Now I am paranoid and will take a backup too. I had deleted my blog this summer and I felt empty inside. I realized the blog was all I had, my conversations with myself and an account of life that I am living or lived.

Am glad you got the blog back and thank you for the comment ♥

Diksha Sharma said...

I lost my blog last summers and i didn't get it back. Lucky you. :l

I hope you can visit my blog. Maybe we could follow each other. :)

Anonymous said...

You hardly write anymore!! not on this blog or that or any?? why oh why oh why?

Shreya said...

@Anonymous - We-ell...I do write on my other blog...but the frequency can vary depending on the craziness of my mood and how much they're killing me at work! :)

Anonymous said...

well I used to follow your blog off and on. Liked some of your writings a lot...will check your new blog... But do write more often... isn't it like therapeutic or something for super awesome writers like yourself.

Nevertheless shall keep following :)

AVY said...

How terrible, the thought of losing everyting.


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