In 2009, I was feeling a bit bummed. Maybe things were a little too mundane, and old man winter was wearing on me.
Being a web designer, I was playing with WordPress and decided to start a blog. But why Lethbridge? It likely had something to do with boredom of living in a city lovingly referred to as Deathbridge.
And now it’s been a decade of discontinuous posts from an irregular blogger, though I’m happy that Lethbian Love has been around for as long as it has. Ten tooting years!
So what’s happened between now and then?
I met a lot of interesting people along the way; some whose first exposure to Lethbridge was this blog. We even met at Tweetups, before Twitter got massive. Here’s a scene from an Xmas Tweetup, shot by Michael Warf:
I bloody got interviewed by CBC Radio One about what someone from Lethbridge is called:
And somehow won an “Honouring Excellence” Community Leader award from Lethbridge College, in which the blog played its part.
And then I kind of fell silent…
You might be wondering, “Where’ve you been all this time?”
Well, a lot has happened along the way. Here’s a summation:
- I lost interest,
- got busy (really busy!),
- fell in love,
- and quit my old day job.
Not much to say about the first bullet. It happens and other things took precedence. Work and life got really intense at times. I bought and renovated my childhood home.
I fell in love. You’ll find that there’s another Lethbian Lover on this blog, and her name is Melissa. This was a catalyst to relaunch the blog, sharing our love of Lethbridge and the really cool things we enjoy together. We both have a lot of stuff here that we want you to know about.
You know how I mentioned that Lethbian Love was my first foray into the world of blogging? It also coincided with me signing up for WordPress.com, where I now work. For those who think there aren’t enough tech opportunities in Lethbridge, please keep in mind that distributed work is the future, so you can work from home in sweatpants and t-shirts. From business casual to business comfort.
So while I was here and away with the blog, it helped the dominoes fall into place, and for that I am thankful.
So what’s next?
I’m not sure, to be honest! I have a lot of great ideas and I am hoping to feature a lot more people and experiences that make this city great.
Thanks for reading this blog! Get in touch with me if you feel the love and want to contribute, or share some ideas!
I’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to adventure with my fiancé, Melissa.