One Year of Blogging Anniversary!

 sixthandmain On October 3 2010 at 6PM I posted the very first entry to this blog. Out into nowhere, no idea if anyone was ever going to read it. I didn’t really want to start blogging, felt like it was a dirty thing and felt super self conscious about it. I thought it was just for housewives who wanted to chronicle the lives of their cats. A post-modern phenomenon for people who felt their everyday thoughts and behavior were worth writing about.

But I had so much to share! I was about to start working full-time and work towards my LA adventure and couldn’t imagine there weren’t others wondering and dreaming about the same things as I was. So here we are, one year later. And in one year, what has changed?

On October 1st 2010 my address was in the one million inhabitants counting capital of one of the smallest countries in the world. I had just gotten my BSc in Psychology and had barely started working at a peculiar gaming company. I had no TV credits and spent my days riding my bicycle through the rain and wind to said company followed by dinners with my lovely friends and making pizza with my wonderful boyfriend. Every once in a while when the sun came out I would play guitar with my little sister on a climber near the Ij lake.

October 1st 2011 I’m living in the second biggest city in the third biggest country in the world, garnered one awesome TV credit, take acting classes in Beverly Hills and a variety of creative classes at a college, and spend my days riding my bicycle in sunny LaLaLand (which comes with it’s own set of troubles. Note: LA is not as flat as the Netherlands). Not a day goes by that I don’t see something new, meet someone new, experience something new. It’s been hard never seeing a familiar, trusty face or place, but I’ve also never felt so alive, as cliched as that might be. I feel like I’m in full-on survival mode all the time, and it keeps me so sharp and present.

Also one year later, this blog has over 75 subscribers, a handful of lovely frequent commenters, and an ever rising number of visitors. Not to mention it brought me into contact with similar other bloggers, such as Lenka at

So, as a way to celebrate my one year blogging anniversary I thought we’d simulate a little party here. I unfortunately can’t send cupcakes to everyone but you are more than welcome to send them to me 😉 No, let’s just simulate the awkward I-don’t-know-anyone-at-this-party-and-must-converse-with-random-strangers part! Answer me the following questions:

  1. Who are you?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. What does your breakfast look like?
  4. What’s your biggest triumph?
  5. What would you like to see more of on this blog?
  6. Who is your inspiration?
Let the getting to know each other begin! And feel free to sip on some alcohol if you feel an awkward silence!

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15 responses to “One Year of Blogging Anniversary!

  1. Who are you? Charlie Sun (Aspiring Actor) Almost about to start the second BC at The Acting Corps. Just starting to act. I am 18 years old.
    Where are you from? I live in Seattle, Washington
    What does your breakfast look like? Anything (laughs)
    What’s your biggest triumph? Fear of failing (I try to stay positive though)
    What would you like to see more of on this blog? Pictures of cool things you see in LA.
    Who is your inspiration? Will Smith, Zachary Levi, Adam Sandler, Diddy. Most of all I look up to God.

  2. Kirsten

    Who are you? Kirsten McKenzie
    Where are you from? Auckland, New Zealand
    What does your breakfast look like? Usually toast, but pancakes in the weekend.
    What’s your biggest triumph? My time on Spartacus, as a harlot touting for business, being personally directed by Michael Hurst (famous NZ director). The scene was cut but it was an amazing experience!
    What would you like to see more of on this blog? Descriptions of your classes/classmates perhaps?
    Who is your inspiration? My father. No longer with us, but he loved me and believed in me

  3. Kirsten

    Oh, and I am sipping on a nice New Zealand riesling whilst replying to your questions 😉

  4. Indian Summer

    Who are you? Mietsie Truyers
    Where are you from? Lovely Belgium, 😉
    What does your breakfast look like? Yoghurt, fruit and coffee
    What’s your biggest triumph? Recovering from and accident without taking anti-depressants, shaping my life more and more to my heart
    What would you like to see more of on this blog? Anything as long as it’s something that draws your attention
    Who is your inspiration? I don’t have one particular person in mind but I’m inspired by people who, like you, step out of their comfort zone and follow their dreams, 🙂

  5. Indian Summer

    Ow, I forgot, congratulations with the 1 year anniversary of your blog and with your accomplishments! It’s great!
    I’m having an espresso on it, 🙂 Cheers!

  6. 1. Who are you? Hey! Just call me Phil.
    2. Where are you from? I currently live in Heidelberg, Germany.
    3. What does your breakfast look like? I’m about to fry an egg. And then some pancakes?
    4. What’s your biggest triumph? Wow, that’s a big question. I get kinda excited every time I make it out of bed, actually!
    5. What would you like to see more of on this blog? I’m thinking of following in your footsteps – so anything and everything is great. Thank you, Happy 1st Anniversary and Keep it up!
    6. Who is your inspiration? I get inspired way to easily. But on an acting side – would I have to choose one person – I’d say Ralph Fiennes.

    But how about you? Does anyone in LA inspire you particularly?
    All the best! 🙂

  7. Happy anniversary! It’s incredible what you’ve achieved in a year, you are a rockstar! I’m so glad we found each other, because reading your blog I feel like I’m not alone in this crazy journey and it reminds me how much all this is worth fighting for.
    And of course thank you very much for mentioning my blog over here! 🙂

  8. Michelle

    1. Michelle 🙂
    2. I am from Australia!
    3. My breakfast is toast and freshly squeezed apple juice.
    4. While it seems small, my biggest triumph was my first acting class. As a very shy person, I overcame my anxiety and came out of my shell and worked really hard to be confident and positive – and I was, and I really enjoyed it! (Small steps!)
    5. I love what you currently post, information you’ve picked up/acting and career tips. I can’t wait to hear on-set stories!
    6. Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Teresa Palmer, Mia Wasikowska, Saoirse Ronan, Heath Ledger & Emma Stone.

    Congrats on 1 year of blogging! Your blog is a constant source of inspiration and encouragement for me, so thank you so much 🙂

  9. Anna

    1. I am starting actress (only in 24 i dared to start learning acting, though i’ve always wanted)
    2. I live in Kyiv, Ukraine
    3. My breakfast looks like fresh curd with raspberry, small piece of the darkest chocolate and coffee with pepper.
    4. I quess the biggest triumph is that i’ve stopped being afraid of camera and scene.
    5. It would be nice if you share more photos, but anyway the blog is really great and useful! Always can’t wait to see new post!
    6. I am inspired by my partners who truly believe in what they are doing, by talanted open-minded people with high ideas, by your blog.
    Congrats with 1 year!

  10. Who are you: Bekki Harris
    Where are you from: The very sunny Brisbane, Australia
    What does your breakfast look like: BANANA SMOOTHIES! YUMMMM!
    Biggest Triumph: Leaving home at 15 years old to follow my dream
    What would I like to see in this blog: More video diaries.
    Who is my inspiration: Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez, Anthony Hopkins (AMAZING ACTOR) 🙂 keep blogging, I love reading!

  11. Who are you: My name is Chris Gotts
    Where are you from: Newcastle upon Tyne, England 
    What does your breakfast look like: Coffee and Cigarettes 
    Biggest Triumph: Surviving a 30ft fall onto my head
    What would I like to see in this blog: Not sure, just started reading it, let me catch up and I’ll let you know.
    Who is my inspiration: too cliche to say Lee Strasberg ? Ok then Jane Tomlinson CBE.
    Love your blog, mine is less than a week old, you are also quite inspirational.

  12. Emilie

    Hey, happy anniversary! Is it too last month to join the party now? :p
    I’m 18 year old Emilie from Denmark in Scandinavia! And I like to have oatmeal with rice milk or glutenfree bread with avocado for breakfast! ;p
    My biggest triumph is probably just slowly overcoming my stagefright, fear of letting go and performing in front of people and just taking all the acting classes I can get to, even though it scared the shit out of me in the beginning!
    And I think anything you post is interesting, but I would love to see some more video blogging :b
    Hhm, my inspiration would be… Helena Bonham Carter maybe? She seems so cool 🙂 Oh, and P!nk too!

    Btw, I’m going to do boot camp 1 at the acting corps this summer! Inspired by you! ; )

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