It has been over a year and a half since I was active on Tumblr. Since then, things have changed a lot. Instead of reblogging other people’s stuff, curating this elaborate online presence, screaming to the cyber void “I HAVE GOOD TASTE! PLEASE VALIDATE ME!”, I left my bedroom and lived my life. I read some of the books I had been meaning to. I lost thirty pounds. I ran a half marathon. I went back to school. I entered my first real relationship. I moved out on my own for the first time. I made a bunch of mistakes. I seized the day. (Well, not all the time. But at least in my lazy moments, instead of scrolling through screencaps of my favorite TV shows, I actually watched those TV shows).
None of this is to say tumblr is inherently bad. It is a great creative outlet, a place for fans to connect and bond, a source of inspiration. For my laziness and inaction towards my own life, tumblr was a symptom, not the cause.
But if you are like me, and you feel anxious and antsy and restless all the time, and are always meaning to go out and have these great adventures and make awesome friends and create beautiful things, but instead find yourself staring at a laptop screen and hating yourself for it, then my advice to you is this: Make a change. Go do something. Stick your feet in mud and feel it squish between your toes if you want, that is totally up to you. Your time is precious, and you are still alive. It is never to late to be what you might have been. And, after that, if you still want to get on tumblr, at least you will have something original to blog about :)