On January 3, this online journal (well, blog) actually celebrated its first birthday (If you’re curious, here’s the first post). I had totally forgotten exactly when I had started this journal, but after a whole year and 300+ posts, the `Little Spark` is still going (Oh, by the way, the subtitle to this blog, which I can`t seem to display on the front page, is `The ECT Chronicles.`). I originally started this blog as some sort of a project that I could keep myself engaged in as I went through ECT, but it`s become much more than just a rambling diary to me. And much more than just a simple project.
Through writing this journal, I have certainly learned more about myself, but also about what`s going on now in the world of mental health. And I`ve encountered people that I would`ve never communicated with otherwise. Thank you to everyone who visits and even actually reads the contents of this journal. I also truly appreciate those who send me encouraging words, either through the comments or in person. They do encourage me to write, not just more but better.
Dante said, `From a little spark bursts a mighty flame.` Though I am not looking to create a ‘mighty flame,’ I hope that this “Little Spark” will continue to sustain its, well, spark, for at least a little while longer.