I've been getting some (okay, a ton of) questions lately about why I blog... Why do I spend time doing this? Why is it important to me to stay connected? Well, the answer is simple. I like to be connected. I like to get thoughts out of my head and off of my chest. I like writing about things I'm passionate about. I got into the whole blog thing through reading other peoples' blogs and falling in love with their photography, ideas, thoughts, and laughs. And I figured, why couldn't I have one of these? No, I'm not married like many of the womens' that I read, and no, I don't have kids yet. But I hope to some day...and until then, I want to be able to document things going on in my life.
I started this at the end of my Senior year of college...I wanted to soak in every.little.moment. and this blog has helped in a tremendous way. I captured pictures, thoughts, ideas, fears, emotions...everything going on in my life over the last year or so. Of course, there are some things a little too private to write about but I can read some of these posts and it takes me back to that time, and I remember how I felt and what was going on. That was such a transitional time in my life...a fragile, precious few months, and I'm so thankful to have those memories documented to look back on. It's crazy how much I've grown and changed since then, but every part of then makes up who I am now.
Something that blows my mind? I love that people actually want to read this babbling of mine. Sure, people probably laugh (and not with me) at some of the things I say/write...and that's okay. Not everyone is going to like me, and I realize that. That's just how life is. How the cookie crumbles. But hey, if you don't enjoy it, don't read it! Simple as that.
My life may be not be full of fun trips every week and may be slightly boring at times, but I know big things are happening. God is preparing me for something greater. Something greater than I could ever imagine. And until then, I'm going to be patient...and write. I'm going to cherish the time I have to blog, and I'm going to document the little things going on. The fun things that define a summer. My friends, my trips, my thoughts. Anything and everything. Because I can. This is my blog, and this is what I enjoy doing...
As hard as it is to admit, I'm not very open with everyone. Of course, there are those few, precious friends that know me well enough to know when something's up...but alot of the time, I don't just supply information. I wish I could be more open about the deep, dark things...but I'm just not sometimes. Thankfully, I can write about it.
So that's why I do this whole thing called blogging. Yeah, I may get made fun of, and yeah, I might get the occasional, "Ohhhh, you're a blogger?" and the eye roll, but so what? I love doing this. And that's all that really matters.
I've met some incredible women through this little corner of the Internet, and I'm thankful for the friends I've made, the encouragement they give me, and the joy I have when reading their own blogs. I guess you could say it's one of those things you don't really get until you're a part of it...but I sure know I wouldn't trade it for anything!
So, my wonderful blogGirls, why do you blog? Lemme hear all about it!
TGIF! 3 more nights at work and I'm off to Oxford :)