Today I am thankful for my love of writing…a love that has grown so much since I was a kid. Like many bloggers I started off writing stories and journaling as a kid. I would stay up late in my room at night and write about what I did that day or what boy I was crushing on. I recently went back and read some of the journals I wrote in when I was a teen. Talk about silly and a little boy crazy! In high school I would write whenever I went through a difficult time like a first heartbreak. My writing has changed with the way my life has changed.
Writing things out became a form of therapy. Growing up a bit of an outcast with a body image issue was always a lot harder on me than most. I began to pour my thoughts and feelings into writing when I started journaling. It was a private place for me to unleash every thought and issue I had without having to tell anyone.
Writing became a way for me to share my story. I wrote about a lot of my travels and continue to as an adult. It was also a way for me to share good memories so I don’t forget them. (Or simply to relive them through my writing!) This blog is a product of wanting to share my story. It too will evolve just has my writing has over the years.
Recently I’ve been struggling with keeping up the motivation to write for this blog. Part of it is a blogging workshop I tried and discovered I am miles and miles from the blog I want to be. Some say you should narrow down a niche if you want to be a successful blogger. Easier said than done. Every time I feel like giving up on this blog a family member or friend reminds me just why I do it-because I love writing!
Writing keeps this blog going. It keeps me sane. It entertains my family and small group of friends that read. Granted it’s still a young blog and over time it will evolve into something bigger than I originally planned. I’m excited to see where it takes me! I am thankful that you guys stick around and see what I have to say each week. Whether you are family, friends or someone I have never met in person before…THANK YOU!