I’m fresh out of excuses for my life not being as productive as I want it to be. This blog has been on the back burner for nearly 8 months and yet always on my mind. I’ve been feeling a little restless lately with a running list of things I want to do and change. I’ve also accumulated an equally long list of excuses as to why things stay the same. And they are good excuses, let me tell you. Like, I only have three. more. episodes of True Blood Season 5. My loving husband told me, rather bluntly, a few nights ago that I needed to stop making excuses. “Tough love” he called it. To be fair, the conversation was very encouraging and I know his ‘tough love’ only means that he truly believes in me. #marriage
I’ve done some reflecting about what I want this blog to become and here’s the conclusion: I’m just gonna keep doing me. Take a minute, that was deep.
I want this blog to be a personal repository and a place to dump all the nonsense from my brain. A place where I can write about life, post pictures of things and experiences and to be able to look back in 5 or 10 years and think “Sweet Lord, why did anyone ever let me leave the house wearing that?” It’s a one stop shop for all my thoughts, favorite pins, pictures of trips, links..you get the idea.
I think I’ve just been overthinking it. There’s too much pressure to write great posts about amazing trips to places I only ever see on my screensavers and the picture perfect, dewy skin someone got from that $700 face cream. Disclaimer: I’m definitely not hating. If anyone wants to send me on a trip or mail me some face cream, by all means, I will send you my address. But for now, I’m just gonna do me and you keep doing you. You know the saying ‘If you build it, they will come’? I’ve decided if I write it, they will read. (They being mostly my mom and Ben). But maybe somewhere, in the depths of the internet, someone will stumble across this blog and be inspired, have a laugh, or learn something new. And that’s good enough for me.