Often I would go back to the old myspace website and look at the shell of a page where the first bits of my online presence used to live. The profile image is still there.. but that's it. All the coding, all the music, all the images...gone.
Nostalgia – you beautiful, cruel mistress
I guess that's why I was so excited to come across a platform like this one. It has the charm and simplicity of the website I remember from middle school.
Recently, If I'm being honest, I have felt the pressure of growing older and the loss of youth. Especially in nearing the end of my 20's. That can be a hard pill to swallow. I frequently find myself going back to things that transport me to a time of nostalgia and childhood. Whether that be a snack I used to eat in daycare, listening to 90's music, or even playing a pokemon video game. All of these things I truly enjoy, but if you look deeper than that I think it's less about the things and more about how they made me feel. That's why we all love nostalgia, right?
She has a calming, yet saddening power at the same time. She is ruthless and hits you when you least expect it with all of your senses. Sight, taste, smell, sound, feel.. it all can take transport you in a fraction of a second.
Yet, we cling to her because she makes us feel young. She makes us feel timeless.
I'm not sure what will come of this site. I'm not even sure how long I'll actually be on it. But for now, I'm choosing to indulge in this digital playground fashioned in the image of my youth. Excuse me while I relive a time where my biggest worry was what song to pick as my profile song.