A milestone quietly passed by last week without any sort of fanfare or recognition.
This blog turned eight years old.
When I first set up the blog, under the arduously long address of ericcastillo.blogspot.com, I was 19 years old. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A couple of years later, I purchased the followeric.com domain name. The blog became a way for people to follow my journey as I moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Enid, Oklahoma and back.
A large focus of the blog in recent years has been on my support of local businesses and restaurants, especially when it comes to the food trucks, breweries, and coffee shops I frequent. There's another aspect I haven't highlighted as much but I want to begin focusing on in the coming weeks and months.
If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram then you might know about some of the trips I've been on recently. I spent my birthday week, including Canada Day and Independence Day, up in the Pacific Northwest. I joined a group of strangers I met online through Couchsurfing.com for a short road trip out to the Grand Canyon. I have some more trips up my sleeve that I can't wait to share with you.
I haven't shared enough on the blog itself and I still encourage you to find me on your social media site of choice but I plan on using this site more often as I embark on some exciting journeys ahead.
And since I haven't said it in awhile, thanks for following.