My Why for Blogging
I have always had a passion for writing. By no means am I a great writer, but writing helps me get all of my thoughts and emotions out. I use writing to help me see a new perspective about the way I am thinking. I use it to escape reality at times when I most need a break.
I always loved writing stories and journaling about my day. When I was in elementary school I already wanted to start a blog.
Don’t ask me where I got the idea to start one because I still have no idea. But I wanted to and I actually did start a blog.
At this point in my life I was extremely animal obsessed. I had found out about Amazon River Dolphin (or the pink dolphin) and devoted an entire blog to talking about them. I researched the heck out of pink dolphins. I examined so many photos and while my love for these dolphins grew, so did my love for blogging.
Obviously, I did not keep up with that blog. And I definitely use the term blog loosely since it was just a free website that I had where I compiled all the research I had found. But even though I did not stick with this website, I still always wanted to start up a new one.
Fast forward to high school, where my self esteem was lower and I had a blog idea called “Dear Future Children”.
I wanted to take my experiences and write them into a blog while they were still fresh on my mind. That way I could give my children the advice I wished that I had gotten from an adult. I didn’t want to forget a single lesson I learned the hard way so my kids wouldn’t have to.
But did I start the blog?
No. Because my self-conscious high school self was way too embarrassed to put herself out there.
Fast forward to now. I am a 23-year old mom to one human baby and seven fur babies. I struggle with my mental health and finding outlets to use to make myself feel better.
Recently I have been trying to step out of my box; To learn how to be more confident and to learn that it’s okay to do things for me sometimes.
So, I decided, it is time I start my blog.
I am hoping I stick with it. I am doing it for my mental health as an outlet and for me to have some “me time” when I work on the blog. Also, as a stay-at-home mom it is nice to be working on something that doesn’t involve the house or my baby girl.
It’s so easy to let fear get in the way but this time I’m not letting it. I know I am going to get hate. I know nobody is probably going to even read this. But that’s okay because I am not doing it for anyone but myself.
If you have a lifetime goal you have always wanted to do but have been too scared to – please GO DO IT! Life is too short and you’re going to look back and regret not doing whatever it is that you wanted to do.
So go put yourself out there, chase your dreams, and live your best life!