Welcome back! I’m glad you guys have stuck around. I was so happy to introduce my blog and myself this week and officially start the blogging experience. Yet I feel like the meaning behind this blog and what I really plan on using it for is still a little hazy. So, I was excited when I was challenged to open up and share why I blog.
My dear friend Moriah over at Untidy Grace wrote a lovely post about why she blogs. As something like a mentor in the blogging sphere to me, I was interested when she reached out and dared me to write my own piece. I hope that not only does this help me arrange my own thoughts, but it will also help you all know what to look forward to here at Ordinary Adventures.
I blog because I want to change. As I talked about earlier this week, Netflix is not the most satisfying way to spend free time. There is only so much 90210, Friends, and Grey’s Anatomy I can watch in a couple months (disclaimer: I watched all of those series and more in the past couple of months). I’m ready to be creative again. To become a better wife. To challenge myself. I’m ready to make some changes. And I’m ready to chronicle them and share all of these things with you guys. Maybe even more than that, blogging will allow me to be able to follow along as well and have the opportunity to contemplate my growth.
I blog to keep myself accountable. This goes hand in hand with what I just stated. I want the challenges of creating, cooking, cleaning, writing, and so on. But I’ve been wishing to do that for the entirety of this year and not much has come from “wishing”. I hope with weekly installments and encouragement, this blog will keep me liable.
I blog to express myself. Writing used to be my release. I wrote daily for years and years to understand my own thoughts but also to just unburden myself. It was very therapeutic. Recently I have stopped writing. While I have saved myself a lot of time to
have a life watch TV, I have missed it. I have missed sharing my thoughts and penning out my feelings. I have missed creating something to share, to hold, to have.
I blog because I already love it. Even though this is only my second post, I have loved my blogging experience. I have enjoyed planning segments. I have had fun constructing lists and drafts of all the ideas I want to try and share. I have appreciated the talks and advice I have gotten from my friends and hubby over my blogging strategies. I have loved the entire process of making this blog come to life. And I know the more I write, the more I push myself, the more I change, the more I have to show myself and you all, the more I will love it.