I got the idea in late January, during my flurry of creative energy after Omar's passing, and soon realized I would need to learn a little HTML and revive a few basic design skills to do it right. That took a couple of weeks and only a little help from my generous darling Anush, and since then I've just been tweaking and waiting for this occasion to unveil it.
It's a fun time to be making this change, with school being so brutal but my upcoming birthday being pretty exciting. In honor of each, I thought I'd do two things with this post:
First, I want to thank everyone reading this for the support you've sent my way over the past year and a half. This has been the most fun and exciting, but also by far the most difficult, time I have ever experienced, and I might never have survived it this long without the kind thoughts you've shared in comments, by e-mail or telephone, in prayers, or in person each day. For that and so much more, I'm sincerely grateful.
Second, on a less sappy note, I thought I'd share my wish list for this upcoming birthday. Not so that you'll buy me these things (or please, at least consult with each other before you do) but because they might be a fun window into what I have going on right now:
But I guess all things, even this landmark day for the blog, must come to an end. Thanks again to all those who've stuck with me so far, and here's to the next 100 being even better.