Today is one of the best days I’ve had since I was 10. Because today Cristiano Ronaldo made history: not just by qualifying Portugal to Brazil 2014 with his 4 goals, but by equalising Pauleta in being Portugal’s top-scorer (47) for all time. And this is what football needs to be: beauty, class, art. Nothing else. Behind all them money and fame, all the bureaucracy, all the posh deals, all the corruption, all the business - this is what real football should be. And the only player in the world to do this every single minute of every single football game is Cristiano Ronaldo. Now you get why I have, am, and will always call him the one and only.
P.S. Just one more thing. Cristiano’s ‘Eu estou aqui.’ (‘I am here.’) after his second goal meant what I’ve been always saying: when everything is lost, Cristiano Ronaldo is not - i.e., ‘if all of you think Portugal is done, I am here - so, it is not.’ ;)
P.S.2 And also, pay attention to the captain armband which was not on his arm but in his hand after Zlatan’s second goal. Just saying. ;)
Goodbye, tumblr! :)
On December 2nd, 2012, I created this blog. I had one (about Sherlock, mainly) already but wanted to have one about football/tennis/other stuff too. Soon it became my major blog. I am leaving today, with 1,300 followers and a lot of memories of good laugh I’ve had here. This is how I want to remember tumblr - with the laughter and the jokes and the relaxing time.
Tumblr for me is nothing else but a platform where you can express your thoughts, feelings, fangirling, if you want. I realised it is not as ‘free’ as I initially thought, and it was the first minus I registered. I didn’t expect that along the way, I would meet a good amount of fabulous people - with some of them I got really close. But I have always thought of them as my tumblr friends - that’s why I’ve always referred to them like that and I listed them as my ‘tumblr’ family. I am regretting that I can’t meet you all in real life. But even now, when leaving, I am still hoping one day I would go to Portugal to meet Nessie, to Germany to Yase, to the US to Danielle, to a Chelsea game with Nat, to fangirl eye-to-eye with Logan, to go to a rock concert with Daniela, to visit Morocco and be with Loubna, to have a low Charlotina five with Charlotte in person, to go partying with Mel, to listen to Nono’s advices while holding her hand, and so on and so forth. Because you will always be my tumblr friends - not knowing you as well as I know my friends in real life, and that’s a great pity. Cause I am sure we would be great friends if only we met. And by staying my tumblr friends - you will have a special, different place in my heart.
But I can’t always live on tumblr. I have my real life which I put on one place higher - with its difficult stuff and cries and happiness (not as much as the hardness, of course). I am only 21 and I need to look ahead. I have one very serious problem in my life, which needs my full dedication and attention. Plus, I’ve got my studies, my dissertation, my graduation, my job applications, me looking for a Masters degree.
Life is in front of me. So, it’s time to make a major change and to close the page called ‘tumblr’. I have always been up to changes - that’s why I created tumblr: to have a variety in my life. It turned out to be much greater than I initially expected but I have nothing else to offer and tumblr has nothing else to offer me, at least not something that won’t be a burden to me. I learned from all of you - different things from anyone I have ever talked with. Time to leave.
I would like to thank now. To thank all of my 1,300 followers for having faith in me. To thank all the hundreds of unfollowers for showing me I suck more than I think I do. To thank all the readers of my fanfictions for their time and willingness to read this crappiness. To thank the football fans here for all the beautiful pics, gifs, articles, news, comments I’ve seen throughout my stay here. To thank my tumblr family for being… my tumblr family. I am sorry that along the way I hurt all of you and I am sorry if I am hurting you more with my leaving, even though I do not realise it.
I am not deleting this blog. I have spend almost an year of hard work, dedication and passion on it - I am not deleting something I have put so much effort into so easily. The blog stays - sometimes I may linger around, although very rarely, but I will not use it. Never say ‘never’, of course. Plus, next year is the World Cup (right when I am graduating, but… ;d), so… I don’t know what might click in my brain. I will probably close the front page at some point - I will see.
My first reblog here was Cristiano Ronaldo. My last reblog, right before this post, was Cristiano Ronaldo as well. And if I am being remembered for something, I want it to be for this:
I wanted and tried to die 14 years ago. But, alongside my family, I’ve got only one person that made me live and be what I am right now. And this is Cristiano Ronaldo. So, if you were one of those 1,300 people somehow liking me, remember that, more or less, I wouldn’t have been here if it wasn’t for Cristiano Ronaldo. And I hope that in those 10 months or so I managed to contaminate you at least with a tiny piece of my indescribable & absorbing love for this man. And, as selfish as I am, please - sometimes, when you see him smiling, think of me smiling at you and thanking you for the great time I had here with all of you. ;)
Love you all and will certainly miss you, in my own weird way!
Take care and live your life to the fullest!
"My motivation is the same as before, because what I love doing is to play football. Nothing changes in my mind when I’m playing for Real Madrid or Portugal.”