I have a confession to make.
I am a serial blogger. No, really. I have started blogs before. Three to be exact. Each of them beginning with the promise the last blog just couldn’t quite hold up to and then after several months of neglect, I bail. Posts sit on their shelves collecting dust and I sit back guiltily eyeing my computer screen as I ponder whether I really want to continue this project.
So why now? Why this blog? Well I have several hunches.
- I wasn’t old or wise enough to handle the responsibility that a blog entails before. Let’s face it, being in college doesn’t exactly make me interesting enough to tell the world my life experiences. I am now several years older and on the downhill slope to 30. The mid-life crisis is in full effect (if you can even call it a crisis) and my life, career and marriage are full steam ahead. Maturity is my middle name, even if I still forget my oil changes for my car and have an irrational fear of basements.
- I didn’t have a clear focus of what I wanted my blog to be about. It was a hodge podge of whatever I felt like writing and to be honest, readers don’t want to read what’s on your mind. Unless you’re Tina Fey or Amy Pohler. Then everyone wants to know what’s on your mind, because you are super successful and they can make any normal event seem like this big comedic masterpiece. Have a general idea of what you want your blog to be about and stick to it.
- I had no experience. I would swoon over Rosie the Londoner’s blog every day she posted and wonder how on Earth I could make my life look as glamorous as her’s. Spoiler alert: I can’t. I simply cannot travel around the world every month or spend thousands of dollars on a beautiful Prada purse. It just simply isn’t my lifestyle, and that’s okay! I have spent time reading other blogger’s pieces and asked myself why I was so drawn to their blog. The answer was quite simple, really. It was because their posts were so real and raw and true to who they really were. Grace from Sometimes Gracefully will always write about her “less than graceful” moments, Rachel from Pink Peonies will write about her every day style, and Brittany from Miss 5th blogs about her amazing lessons she uses in her classroom. Each blog is a retreat from my every day life and a piece of who each of these women really are.
Blogging is such a scary thing to do. Think about it, your thoughts are out there for the entire world to see, but there is also something that is so rewarding about blogging. Your thoughts are out there for the world to see! People who wouldn’t be heard otherwise now have a soapbox to stand on top of and shout out there inner most beliefs and be heard!
I want to be heard.
So here is my little corner of the internet. I hope you will find the stories and experiences that are shared on this blog to help brighten your day or make you laugh.
And you know what they say, fourth times the charm! (Wait, they don’t say that? Well then, let’s make it a thing.)