For some reason this milestone in particular is bringing tears to my eyes. Maybe it’s because while I’ve had all the love and support I could ever wish for from this community these past almost 2 years have been filled with some of the best and worst events of my life.

During this time I had to wonder for the first time of me and my family were really going to make it. I was at the lowest point emotionally that I’ve ever been and yet I also found some of the most freedom.

In the past few months alone I was denied my ability to go to college, my mom suddenly showed signs of fibromyalgia and now deals with chronic pain every single day, my dad went to the hospital where they saved his kidneys, and I had to submit to this reality that at 19 I had to become responsible enough to put myself to work harder then ever before and give up watching videos and fun things I loved because there is simply no longer time for those things (except in very small moderation).

As of late my life has been chaos. Yet I have a lot to be proud of. Because of all these challenges, financially, emotionally, even sometimes from complete physical exhaustion, I have pushed myself more then I ever have and written more then I ever have. All my pain and doubts had found its place in storytelling. In less then 3 months I have 26k towards a novel when for so many years I never made it past 6k.

As Undertale says I have become a person who is determined. Determined to live my life and live it well. Determined to share my every ache in words because I know that everyone has their own burdens that threaten to cave them in. I know that I don’t even remotely have the worst of it.

So to all of you out there who have supported me I want to thank you for being a part of the thing that keeps me taking a step forward every single day. I had many a hiatus during these hard times and still you have stuck with me. I am a better person because of all of you. Each and every one of you is a bright light in my dark sky. It amazes me that there are so many stars to see now.

There isn’t anything special I can offer to you all now, but I promise when my life undergoes changes for the better I won’t forget to give to the many of you have shared with me their love.

Thanks so much for reading and simply being here! All my love goes out to all of you.

-Till next time!

51 thoughts on “2.5k Follower Celebration!

  1. Congratulations – what an incredible milestone to reach, so very happy for you!! ❤ ❤ I'm sorry to hear things have been so difficult, but really happy and proud to see you managed to channel all of this and work for your story and make incredible progress. ❤ Here's to more amazing milestones to come! 😀

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Seeing how much I could grow in the face of challenges has been something I’ve been proud of. A lot of the time before I would turn away and give in to struggle instead of facing it (especially as a kid it’s all I felt I could do) having the ability to face my struggle head on has been wonderfully new and amazing for me. For once I feel really proud.

      Thanks so much for your support! ❤️

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  2. Congratulations on 2.5k followers, and here’s to the many more in your future! I’m so sorry life hasn’t been kind to you and your family of late. Here’s hoping things can take a turn for the better soon.

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  3. Tiana (is it OK if I call you that?) I want to thank you for your blog. I found your blog a little over a month ago and LOVED it. In fact, you ended up inspiring me to start my own book blog, now I have my own netgalley account, and I have you to thank. I can’t believe you’re going through all this s- and I don’t have the words to express my sympathy. But this is a time to celebrate. 2.5k followers is a major milestone. I couldn’t help but notice you mentioned you haven’t read a Holly Black book yet. If you don’t mind, I’d like to lend you my Kindle copy of her book ” The Darkest Part of The Forest”, you would love it. My way of saying thank you. (I would give it to you, but amazon won’t allow that, lending is the next best thing I guess) Whenever you want it just drop me an e-mail at rickywrag@gmail.com Again, thank you.

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    1. Thanks so so much!! My eyes got all watery reading this! I never imagined inspiring anyone to join in on the community that I have so come to love. Gosh this means so much to me! I hope your enjoying the community experience and that you have an amazing blogging journey!

      I’ve been wanting to read The Darkest Part of the Forest for ages!!! So I will be sending you that email soon. I really appreciate it.

      Also, it’s definitely ok to call me Tiana! No worries in that regard.

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      1. I’m loving the community so far! Met some awesome people, including my favorite blogger (you). I’m getting free books via netgalley (!!!!). Its awesome. I know you are going to love the book btw.

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  4. Omg I didn’t know *of course I didn’t, am I dumb?* you and your family were going through that, you’re really strong, I’m proud of you! I wish you lots of luck in everytihng you do!
    CONGRATULATIONS on 2500 followers!!!!! 😀 You totally deserve it!!!! 🙂

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  5. That is such an amazing and impressive accomplishment, and I’m so happy for you!! Tiana, if anyone deserves it, it’s you. You put so much into this blog, and it really shows. I hope you continue to blog for a while, and I’m so glad you’ve stuck around this long! Congrats!

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  6. Congratulations! I think you’re incredibly brave for being able to share your pain in almost every single one of your posts, and it’s amazing because I know I myself won’t able to do that. You’re a lovely person, so keep your chin up! It sounds really easy and corny for me to say this, but I think what you’re going through right now is exactly what makes you so amazing, and it’ll all blow over someday. So again, congrats on the milestone lovely! ❤

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    1. Thank so much!!! I share what I’m going through because it allows me to be as real as I want to be. It also helps me get everything that builds up inside off my chest. I don’t want it to be something that defines me, but so much has happened personally recently that I am so glad to have an outlet to share it all.

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