My mom (thelmabee.tumblr.com) introduced me to Tumblr. Yep, my mom. I was a 17 year-old living in Manila, Philippines totally content with being on MySpace when, one day, she told me about some blogging site that was, and I quote, “going to be the next big thing.” I checked it out and quickly signed up. My first username was forkeeps.
In the latter part of 2007, my mom felt the need to move back to the US. I was uprooted from all I knew and transplanted into a totally different country and culture. My Tumblr was there throughout the depression I went through during the transition. It was there to help me keep in touch with my friends in Manila and it introduced me to wonderful people I now consider friends (even if we haven’t met in person). My Tumblr was there during my time living in Orlando, FL and my move to Nashville, TN.
My Tumblr was there throughout my relationship with my ex. And it’s still there now that I’m in a good and stable relationship with a man who just joined the Army. On Tumblr, I have an instant support system just by tracking the “military” tag. My Tumblr has been there through ups and downs.
However, I’m going to have to admit, there was a bit of a falling out when Tumblarity came around. I may have attempted to blog somewhere else, but I quickly realized that Tumblr really is home.
My Tumblr is home to who I was, who I am now, and who I one day hope to be.
I won’t say Tumblr changed my life, but I will say that Tumblr helps me through life.
Thank you for all you do. Thank you.