Happy 3rd Birthday, highpriestess@wordpress.

Dear Reader,

So it has been three years.
I stand here after 310 posts, 916 comments and 65,676 views.
Exactly three years ago, I put up a post after my blog at diary-x crashed.
My moniker highpriestess was coined seven years ago and I’ve been associated with it very commonly, especially since my blog stats show that people search for highpriestess together with my name. =P
Highpriestess was coined after I had a self-confrontation of my faith and questioned its deeply patriarchal structure that excluded women from many arenas. I was frustrated and for some time studied New Age and Paganism and was drawn to the idea of communing with the Universe/God on an intimate level, without an intermediary, thereby cancelling any hierarchical structure. Highpriestess. My own priestess. Myself.
(I still don’t understand why we are not ‘pure’ or ‘clean’ enough to commune with God. Remember, any power structure, is that of politics, and it eventually serves the ones who possess the most power.)

I digress, back to Highpriestess.
I have shared my many ups and downs and it has been one long long journey. This blog has chronicled my life and my loves and my passion. I just turned twentyfour five days back, and as strange as it seems, it honestly feels like I grew up overnight. 2008 has been a turning point for me of sorts and suddenly things look very different. My horizons have widened and my understanding and perception of things have changed and deepened. The issue is that once your mind has opened up, things will really never be the same again and the world will never appear the same again. My birthday was an extremely quiet affair. It came and went. There was no grand celebration. I was out at work and then school and then a quiet sushi & frappe outing and then back home. (On that note, I cannot be more grateful for all your birthday wishes from here and afar, and for the lovely gifts. Much, much love!)

But ironically, this has to be the most memorable birthday as I’ve never felt more different, more certain and more comfortable with myself and my skin. More importantly, I rediscovered love. I will definitely say that 2008 is turning out to be a year of interesting happenings for me. As my knowledge widens and my thirst for adventure and globetrotting increases, I find myself becoming more and more frustrated with the current situation with stuff. There are a lot of things I want to do, and plenty of this involves a feminist movement of sorts. This is a journey I am definitely going to enjoy documenting.

Having said that, I’m going to let go of my highpriestess moniker. This is not to say I’m disassociating myself from highpriestess. I will always be erm, Singapore’s highpriestess. jeez. hahaha Well the gist is, I’m moving. I’ve bared my soul here but I’m not going to anymore. I can’t. (then again, one can never know. ;) ) I hate saying Goodbyes, but I will console myself in the knowledge that there is something better, newer and fresher waiting for me. And this is necessary for me at this time. I’m letting the past go and embracing the future with all the hope and promise that it holds. To be honest, I have let the past go quite a while ago but letting highpriestess go will be truly an act of renewal and rejuvenation for me.

Thank you to all my faithful readers and friends and for all the support these three years. Slowly, you will surely learn of my new place (if and when I decide to).
Till then, goodbye, farewell and Carpe Diem! :)

Yours Truly,
Highpriestess

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8 Responses to “Happy 3rd Birthday, highpriestess@wordpress.”

  1. *big hug*
    :) here’s to greater things, babe.

  2. take care babe

  3. So long dear priestess, wishing you fair wind and a calm sea :O)

  4. lavathena Says:

    much love.
    it was good while it lasted.
    it will be greater where u go from here.
    *hug*

  5. Three eventful years and many more to come. Brace yourself, it’s gonna be a great ride! :) *hugs*

  6. You’ve changed the layout! Does this mean you’ll be back to blogging again then? :)

  7. Funny,I have been using the name High Preistess foor a very long time you can find me at wordpress too. I write literature of the fantastic and I wrote an anthology Scifi Sundays with the Highpriestess 5 cent tales and birthing the Lucifer star http://newnovelannouncement.blogspot.com/ hope you come and check out my blog,

    highpriestess

  8. highpreistess Says:

    nice site

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