And Then There Was a New Blog

November 29, 2016

It has been a ridiculously long time since I had a proper blog or wanted to write anything…but lately I’ve missed having somewhere to jot down my thoughts (as lovely as it is, Twitter just won’t do). So I finally got around, spent ages deciding on a domain name, tried to make a theme and then gave up and bought one, and now Ordinary Magic is born!

I’m not completely happy with the setup of the site yet and just tonight I decided that I sort of hate this theme…so it’s safe to say that things will likely be changing and evolving over the next few weeks as I get back into my ‘blogging groove’ and start playing around more.

I haven’t really had a lasting blog or written any substantial amount of content since mid-2012 and a whole lot has happened since then. However, today is my birthday, and I have been fairly sick for about 10 days now, so rather than writing out a bunch of details, I’ve decided to cheat and bullet-point the most important things.

  • November 2012: After talking for several months online, I met and started dating Jamie.
  • April 2013: I attended my first anime convention (and have been going ever since).
  • April 2014: After several close calls and recoveries, my grandmother passed away.
  • May 2014: My best friend got married.
  • November 2014: With the help of Jamie, I completed my first computer build.
  • November 2014: After an unexpected (and brief) battle with cancer, my aunt passed away.
  • January 2015: Jamie proposed to me by hiding my engagement ring inside my computer.
  • April 2015: After months of stress and depression, I quit my job at IKEA.
  • July 2015: I moved out of my apartment and in with Jamie and his parents.
  • August 2015: Jamie and I purchased our first house.
  • October 2015: On October 17th Jamie and I got married.
  • October 2015: We moved into our new house.
  • November 2015: I got a job doing customer support for a gaming company.
  • May 2016: I began doing Game Mastering in addition to customer support.
  • June 2016: I left my job and starting doing Moderation for a different gaming company.
  • November 2016: I turned 30 years old.

Obviously this isn’t all that’s happened to me in the last 4 years…there have been many highs and a few lows thrown in for good measure. Everything that has happened helped to shape me into the person I am today and despite all the “you’re getting old” jokes, I’m really looking forward to what the future holds!


  • Reply Nicole November 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Welcome back to the blogging world 🙂 I was wondering if you would ever come back, I enjoy reading your posts. I have added you to my blogroll.

    Also, happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

  • Reply Manda November 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Yeah! Whitter’s back! Sorry that you’re not feeling well. 🙁 Hopefully you start feeling better soon and happy belated birthday!!!

  • Reply Angie December 2, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Glad to see you back. I had to seriously take a step back and decide if it was time to let go of blogging or give it my all. Hopefully, giving it my all will be easier than it has been. I’m glad to see I have someone else to visit now!

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